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Converted farm courtyard garden

By London garden designer Claudia de Yong. Claudia was asked by this client to design and plant a newly converted farm courtyard area which had already had the hard landscaping put down.

Converted farm courtyard garden by London garden designer Claudia de Yong

New herbaceous borders were designed with a soft palette of colours and a country cottage feel sympathetic to the building. At one end a low lavender hedge edged a small path onto lawn.

Converted farm courtyard garden by London garden designer Claudia de Yong

Extra large buxus were moved from other areas of the property and used within the design to define entrances.

Converted farm courtyard garden by London garden designer Claudia de Yong

Planting in drifts and repeating certain colours helps to soften and lead the eye along the borders. The flower beds were unusual shapes and sizes so it was important to repeat planting to take away from the disjointed feel.

Converted farm courtyard garden by London garden designer Claudia de Yong

Climbers were used to soften the building, a weeping birch added height and interest and the whole area was given a good organic compost mulch to encourage growth and discourage weeds.

Converted farm courtyard garden by London garden designer Claudia de Yong

Using some herbaceous plants that are in other parts of the garden helps to unify the courtyard and not make it feel too disjointed from the rest of the property which has extensive country views.

Converted farm courtyard garden by London garden designer Claudia de Yong

Plants list 

 

Taxus baccata
Alchemilla mollis
Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote'
Convolvulus cneorum
Buxus sempervirens
Stipa gigantea
Stipa tenuissima
Clematis montana
Centranthus ruber
Wisteria floribunda 'Alba'
Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum 'Mariesii'
Heuchera micrantha 'Palace Purple'
Iris 'White Swirl'
Betula pendula 'Youngii'
Trachelospermum asiaticum
Hebe vernicosa
Rosa 'Albertine'
Rosa 'Veilchenblau'
Ilex x altaclerensis 'Golden King'
Nepeta racemosa 'Walker's Low'
Stachys byzantina
Cistus x hybridus
Heuchera 'Licorice'
Festuca glauca
Papaver orientale 'Perry's White'
Rosa 'Mortimer Sackler'
Rhodochiton atrosanguineum
Hylotelephium spectabile
Iris 'Perry's Blue'
Astrantia major
Geranium macrorrhizum 'Album'
Agapanthus 'Luly'
Echinacea 'Sundown' (Big Sky Series)
Pulmonaria longifolia 'Bertram Anderson'
Physostegia virginiana 'Crown of Snow'
Designed by Claudia de Yong

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