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Rural retreat

By London garden designer Sara Jane Rothwell. This Somerset garden is both contemporary and natural.

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Designed for a family with young children who wanted to maximise the surrounding landscape, whilst linking directly to the modern kitchen extension and existing old stone house.

By sara jane rothwell. this somerset garden is both contemporary and n

The Blue lias stone was salvaged during excavation and reused to create the retaining walls and steps. The plant list includes:

Bamboo
Phyllostachys aureosulcata 'Aureocaulis'

Climbers
Clematis armandii 'Snowdrift'
Trachelospermum jasminoides

Grasses
Carex buchanii
Hakonechloa macra 'Albo Aurea'
Luzula nivea
Miscanthus sinensis 'Flamingo'
Miscanthus sinensis 'Zebrinus'
Pennisetum villosum
Stipa arundinacea
Stipa gigantea
Stipa tenuissima

Herbaceous
Actea simplex atropurpurea 'Brunette'
Agapanthus 'Headbourne Hybrids'
Alchemilla mollis
Anemone x Honorine Jobert
Dicentra spectabilis 'Alba'
Echinacea purpurea 'Kim's Knee High'
Echinops 'Veitch's blue'
Eryngium planum 'Blue Dwarf'
Euopatorium rugosum 'Chocolate'
Euphorbia characias subsp. Wulfenii
Gaura lindheimeri 'Siskiyou pink'
Helleborus foetidus
Heuchera 'Pewter Moon'
Papaver orientalis 'Patty's Plum'
Penstemon 'Andenken an Friedrich Hahn'
Salvia nemorosa 'Ostfriesland'
Salvia sylvestris caradonna
Verbena bonariensis

Shrubs
Convolvulus cneoreum
Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote Blue'
Phormium 'Red Jester'
Phormium Yellow Wave
Pittosporum Irene Patterson
Rosmarinus officinalis
Salvia officinalis 'Purpurascens'
Skimmia japonica 'Fragrans'
Teucrium fruticans

Sara jane rothwellBulbs
Allium christophii
Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation'
Allium spaerocephalon
Allium karataviense 'Ivory Queen'
Allium Mount Everest

Trees
Cercis siliquastrum

Designed by Sara Jane Rothwell

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