Garden Construction and Design of the upper area
The first thing I did was reshape the pond to create larger shelves for planting within the pond before the new liner was installed. Then the paved edge and small seating area were treated with a lovely old Yorkstone crazy paving, providing a nice overlap to the pond so that the liner was a bit more hidden, with the overall result being that the pond now looks significantly bigger than before, when in fact it’s only larger by a few inches.
The conifers were removed and the ‘beach’ area enlarged slightly with Yorkstone stepping stones added to complement the paving around the pond. The planting area around the ‘beach’ was overgrown with weeds, which were removed, and new plants added to create a more inviting walk around the pond.
The sunny border has been enlarged and transformed with an array of sun loving plants that will give a beautiful display of colour throughout the summer as well as attracting the wildlife she wants. It will retain interest during the winter with the seed heads being left on some of the perennials and grasses until early spring, which also gives the birds something to eat during the cold winter months.
The Client is absolutely thrilled with the transformation of these two areas and feels that the whole garden has benefitted from the changes. Her husband has also become a bit of a fan of the pond area and she often finds him sitting there with a coffee now. Both areas have also attracted more birds, bees and butterflies into the garden so she’s thrilled with that as well.