Belinda Macdonald, Shades of Green, Japanese-Style Garden (FK9)
Styles: Child friendly, Oriental, Spiritual, Suburban
Soil drainage: Well-drained
Soil pH: Neutral
Light: Full Shade, Partial Shade
Aspect: North, East, West
Hardiness: Hardy (H4)This sheltered back garden needed a rethink following a large conservatory extension and deck across the rear of the house. A small shed and mature apple tree were to be retained, along with the new fences and the mature conifers on the boundary. As the clients prefer modern, uncluttered styling and spiritual elements, a japanese-themed garden was proposed, with four separate areas each with its own distinctive atmosphere. 1. Stepping stones through grass, round the apple tree, leading to 2. Japanese gravel garden with simple planting, a granite bridge over a 'stream' of polished black pebbles, and a simple path, leading through a Japanese-styled archway to 3. Meditation garden with a bubbling granite water feature 4. A woodland retreat was created under the boundary conifers with wooden mushroom seats for the grandchildren and a sunny breakfasting area for the adults.
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Belinda Macdonald, Shades of Green
I am a professional garden designer, running Shades of Green Garden Design based in Dollar, Clackmannanshire. I help clients to create the ideal garden for their lifestyle, location & budget. I often work alongside my clients in the new garden during the planting phase, chatting with them about why the plants have been selected and what needs to be done to encourage healthy, vigorous growth over the ensuing seasons.Every garden that I design is different, as each one reflects the aspirations, preferences and needs of the client. As result, my working life is one of constant stimulation and challenge, as I seek the best solutions to the problems posed by each garden I am involved with. It's a very satisfying way to spend one's days! Some of my clients' gardens are listed in the Members Gardens section - search for Belinda Macdonald.
Biggest gardening accomplishments
Every garden I have been involved with, whether my own or my clients, is a major accomplishment to me. That is the joy of garden-making.
Biggest gardening frustrations
Not having enough time to spend in my own garden!
The gardening project I am currently working on
Creating a green roof for my garden shed - pictures to follow!
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Belinda Macdonald, Shades of Green's forum posts
Re: Keep off my new plants!
Thu. 1st September 2011 11:06
Re: Favourite Fragrant Flowers & Foliage
Mon. 28th February 2011 19:51
Re: Small tree in a small space
Mon. 28th February 2011 19:47
I'm a professional!
Belinda Macdonald, Shades of Green's gardens
- Glenfoot Sloping Garden
- Contemporary Cottage Garden
- Corner Plot Garden
- Dry Creek Garden
- Hill-Top Garden
- Japanese-Style Garden
- My own garden
- Perthshire Farm Garden 1
- Perthshire Farm Garden 2
- Plant Lover's Garden
- Romantic, plant-filled, suburban garden
- Scottish Cottage Garden
- Sheltered Garden-Front & Rear
- Steading Garden
- Traditional Garden with Differing Levels
- Walled Suburban Garden