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Sussex English Garden

By Sussex based garden designer Anna Helps. A wonderful Sussex garden with views to the wider landscape. 

A grey sandstone hard landscaping palette sets off a stunning summer planting mix of purples, blues, pinks and silver. A beautiful sandstone wall with a lonicera nitida hedge adds structure to the design, and a sunken seating and sunken vegetable garden introduce level changes to a flat plot.

Sussex English Garden by Sussex based garden designer Anna Helps

Perennial planting beneath Prunus lusitanica half standard trees. Geraniums, Nepeta and Agastaches tumble onto the path, softening the edges. 

Sussex English Garden by Sussex based garden designer Anna Helps

Lonicera nitida hedge taking shape. This will create a bright evergreen block of colour above the wall line during the winter months.

Sussex English Garden by Sussex based garden designer Anna Helps

Contemporary lines of the horizontal slatted fencing are echoed in the stone wall beyond. The client had requested a self-contained dog garden close to the house, and the fencing enables that.

Sussex English Garden by Sussex based garden designer Anna Helps

Helichrysm italicum and Sesleria autumnalis add evergreen structure to the herbaceous border.

Plant list

 

Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote'
Cistus 'Silver Pink'
Salvia rosmarinus Prostratus Group
Geranium x riversleaianum 'Mavis Simpson'
Prunus lusitanica
Salvia x sylvestris 'Mainacht'
Crocosmia 'Lucifer'
Euphorbia mellifera
Helichrysum italicum
Salvia nemorosa 'Amethyst'
Nepeta racemosa 'Walker's Low'
Geranium 'Brookside'
Rosa 'Bonica'
Campanula poscharskyana
Agastache 'Black Adder'
Geranium 'Elke'
Veronicastrum virginicum 'Diane'
Sesleria autumnalis
Designed by Anna Helps

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