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Garden for a wedding

By Brighton garden designer Nick Dexter. The client approached Dexter Garden Design in order to improve the appearance of the garden for a forthcoming wedding. 

The new garden had also to reduce the amount of maintenance and add prolong the seasonal interest.

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The design layout is bold, simple and relates the strong architectural characteristics of the house. Brick and gravel combined to form an affordable alternative to lawn.

Nick dexter

Other areas of grass were replaced by groundcover species which quickly spread to shield exposed soil from weeds.

Nick dexter

Plants of equal competitiveness were chosen so that a natural balance could be achieved. Grasses were used to add impact and movement to the scheme.

Nick dexter

Plants include:
Achillea taygetea
Achillea terracotta
Anthemis tinctoria 'EC Buxton'
Buxus sempervirens
Echinops ritro 'Veitch's Blue'
Euphorbia characias ssp
Geranium himalayense
Geranium macrorrhizum 'Ingewersen's Variety'
Lavendula angustifolia 'Hidcote Pink'
Nepeta 'Six Hills Giant'
Stacys byzantina
Salvia x superba
Sidalcea 'Elsie Heugh'
Stipa gigantea
Veronica virginicum 'Alba'
Deschampsia flexuosa
Bergenia 'Silberlicht'
Heleborus niger
Iris 'Jane Phillips'
Potentilla fruticosa 'Primrose Beauty'
Rosa rugosa 'Frau Dagmar Halstrup'
Rosemarinus officinalis 'Miss Jessops Upright'
Salvia officinalis purpurea
Thymus ciriodorus 'Silver Queen'
Allium christophii
Allium hollandicum
Digitalis ferruginea
Foeniculuim
Verbena bonariensis

Designed by Nicholas Dexter

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