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The SKYshades Wild Office

By garden designer Marney Hall . This garden shows how the designer would like to have an office in her garden.

The SKYshades Wild Office by garden designer Marney Hall Chelsea Flower Show 2011

In it Marney has created a harmonious office space in a relatively small garden which is bio-diversable and sustainable.

The SKYshades Wild Office by garden designer Marney Hall Chelsea Flower Show 2011

Themed planting areas are hedgerow, woodland, meadow, aquatic, herb and wildlife boarder. Solar power is used to generate electricity for the office.

The SKYshades Wild Office by garden designer Marney Hall Chelsea Flower Show 2011

Animal housing encourages wildlife to thrive in this peaceful setting.

The SKYshades Wild Office by garden designer Marney Hall Chelsea Flower Show 2011

Plant List   

This list is not exhaustive but shows the key plants in each of the areas

Herb Garden
Rosmarinus officinalis   
Salvia officinalis
Salvia hormium
Myrtus communis   
Lavandula x intermedia
Santolina chamaecyparissus   
Origanum vulgare
Artemesia  ‘Powys Castle’
Allium schoenoprasum
Mentha piperita

Meadow
Leucanthemum vulgare   
Lychnis flos-cuculi
Saxifraga granulata
Geranium pratense     
Plantago media   
Plantago lanceolata   
Veronica chamaedrys       
Trifolium pratense   
Lotus corniculatus   
Sanguisorba minor   
Cardamine pratensis   
Dactylorhiza fuchsii   
Bellis perennis
Anthriscus sylvestris   
Silene dioica   
Silene alba   
Myrrhis odorata   
Digitalis purpurea   
Lamium album       
Urtica dioica
Galium mollugo   
Fragaria vesca   
Geranium robertianum   
Alliaria petiolata   
Rumex obtusifolium

Hedge and woodland shrubs
Rosa canina   
Rosa rugosa   
Crataegus monogyna   
Hedera helix
Cornus sanguine   
Acer campestre   
Lonicera periclymenum   
Corylus avellana
Ligustrum vulgare
Viburnum lantana   
Viburnum opulus   
Salix caprea   
Rhamnus cathartica   
Sambucus nigra   
Mespilus germanica

Woodland Trees
Sorbus aria
Sorbus aucuparia
Betula pendula

Woodland plants
Digitalis purpurea
Dryopteris filix- mas
Stellaria holostea
Galium odoratum
Geranium sanguineum
Geranium phaeum
Luzula sylvatica
Geranium robertianum
Carex pendula
Glechoma hederacea
Vicia sylvatica
Meconopsis cambrica

Veranda
Fragaria vesca
Geranium robertianum
Viola tricolor
Geranium sanguineum
Potentilla repens
Potentilla anserina
Lotus corniculatus
Hippocrepis comosa
Lysimachia nummularia

Annuals
Papaver rhoeas
Papaver argemone   
Papaver somniferum   
Centaurea cyanus   
Calendula officinalis   
Chrysanthemum segetum   
Anthemis arvensis   
Borago officinalis
Viola tricolor   

Scented Path
Thymus serpyllum
Thymus citriodorus
Mentha x piperita f. citrata
Mentha pulegium
Tanacetum parthenium
Melissa officinalis
Chamaemelum nobile

Herbs that like Damp and Marginal
Symphytum officinale   
Valeriana officinalis
Angelica sylvestris   
Iris pseudacorus
Mentha aquatica   
Petroselinum crispum
Daucus carota   
Rumex acetosa
Phragmites australis
Juncus

Bird and Butterfly, Wildlife Border
Dipsacus fullonum
Valeriana officinalis   
Centranthus ruber   
Lychnis flos-cuculi alba   
Delphinium King Arthur series   
Digitalis purpurea
Verbena bonariensis
Campanula portenschlagiana  
Salvia ‘Mainacht’
Lunaria annua
Hesperis matronalis   
Leucanthemum vulgare   
Geranium pratensis   
Heliotropium arborescens   

Butterfly Food Plants
Hedge Garlic
Lady’s Smock
Nettle
Birdsfoot Trefoil
Meadow/Hedge Grasses
Sorrel Dock
Buckthorn
Wild Strawberry 
Ivy
Horseshoe vetch