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As Time Goes By Garden

By garden designer Sally Wilding-Webb. As Time Goes By features two designs that represent the same suburban garden in 1985 and 2010, showing how garden design has changed over a 25 year period.

As time goes by garden

The 1985 garden is relatively high maintenance.

As time goes by garden

It includes a central lawn with clipped edges, slab stepping stones leading to a small paved area in front of the tool shed, a patio next to the house, a pond with paved edging, a brick-built barbeque on the patio, and flower borders edging the grass.

As time goes by garden

The 2010 garden features ethically sourced sandstone paving, and a patio that leads between two ponds to a seating area with a raised bed to one side and behind, and a flower bed with scented planting on the other side.

As time goes by garden

This is a productive space in which to relax and escape the pressures of 21st century living.

As time goes by garden

As time goes by garden

Plants list

Click on any of the plant names below to read more and to add to your own plants lists.

2010 Garden

Bed to side of paving in front of shed
Apples
Dianthus
Melissa officinalis 'Variegata'
Nepeta mussinii
Lavandula angustifolia
Salvia officinalis
Oregano
Rosa 'Aloha'
Thymus citriodorus
Thymus x citriodorus 'Silver Queen'
Verbena corbariensis
Cistus x purpureus
Allium schoenoprasum
Foeniculum vulgare

On fence
Peach 'Peregrine' (fan trained)
Currants
Raspberries
Rosa 'Gertrude Jekyll'

Vegetable plot
Tomato 'Moneymaker'
Tomato 'Gardener's Delight'
Lettuce
Spring Onion
Red onion
Strawberries

Shed roof
Sedum

Raised bed at rear of garden
Hellebore
Lavandula stoechas
Viola 'Jackanapes'
Campanula portenschlagiana
Amelanchier lamarckii
Cerastium tomentosum
Spring bulbs in flower
Clematis armandii 'Apple Blossom' trained along fence

By ponds
Dierama pulcherrimum
Hosta
Houttynia cordata 'Chameleon'
Iris laevigata 'Variegata'
Lysimachia nummularia
Nymphaea 'Red Pygmy'

Front bed
Allium 'Purple Sensation'
Allium schoenoprasum
Aquilegia
Carex
Choisya ternata
Helleborus
Imperata cylindrical
Ophiopogon nigrescens
Paeonia 'Sarah Bernhardt'
Papaver orientalis
Papaver rhoeas
Pennisetum massaicum 'Red Buttons'
Rosmarinus 'Mrs Jessopps Upright'
Salvia
Salvia officinalis 'Purpurea Variegata'
Stipa gigantea
Stipa tenuissima
Thalictrum aquilegifolium
Thymus 'Doone Valley'
Thymus 'Silver Posie'
Thymus citriodorus
Thymus x citriodorus 'Silver Queen'
Viola

Over entrance arch
Wisteria
Clematis

1986 Garden

Borders
Dianthus barbatus
Polyanthus
Pelargonium
Hypericum
Phlox
Spiraea x bumalda 'Gold Flame'
Tradescantia andersoniana 'Isis'
Iberis sempervirens
Philadelphus coronarius 'Aureus'
Fuchsia
Papaver orientalis

Around pond
Viburnum tinus
Syringa
Dicentra spectabilis
Vinca minor
Astilbe
Dianthus

On trellis
Rosa 'Climbing Paul's Scarlet'
Clematis 'Jackmanii'
Clematis 'Ville de Lyon'