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Victorian North Facing Garden

By Blackheath based garden designer Catherine Clancy MSGD. This dreary north-facing London back garden was transformed into a pretty space with large flowering borders, a lawn and a seating area at the sunny end.

The clients were doing some major renovations to their home, including a new kitchen extension, and wanted to upgrade the garden to suit the changes and also to make much more of the outside space.

Victorian North Facing Garden By Blackheath based garden designer Catherine Clancy MSGD.

The landscaping was carried out at the same time as the house renovations. This garden was like many other London gardens, long, thin, behind a terraced Victorian property, and somewhat overlooked by houses to the back.

Victorian North Facing Garden By Blackheath based garden designer Catherine Clancy MSGD.

The new garden was created with a lawn, pretty borders filled with flowering shrubs and perennials to provide year-round colour and give a natural cottage look, and a herb bed near the kitchen door.

Victorian North Facing Garden By Blackheath based garden designer Catherine Clancy MSGD.

My clients love gardening, and have the time to look after this fairly high maintenance garden.

Victorian North Facing Garden By Blackheath based garden designer Catherine Clancy MSGD.

Plant list

Trees

Magnolia stellata 'Royal Star'
Magnolia grandiflora
Malus 'Gorgeous'
Prunus 'Spire'

 

Shrubs

Abelia x grandiflora
Amelanchier lamarckii
Buxus sempervirens
Hydrangea arborescens 'Annabelle'
Choisya x dewitteana 'Aztec Pearl'
Camellia x williamsii 'Debbie'
Philadelphus 'Manteau d'Hermine'
Camellia japonica 'Margaret Davis'
Rosa 'Kew Gardens'
Chaenomeles japonica


Climbers

Trachelospermum jasminoides
Rosa 'Gertrude Jekyll'
Rosa 'The Generous Gardener'
Rosa 'Claire Austin'
Rosa 'A Shropshire Lad'
Clematis viticella

 

Perennials

Helleborus niger
Anemone x hybrida 'Honorine Jobert'
Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote'
Convallaria majalis
Geranium 'Johnson's Blue'
Phlox paniculata 'White Admiral'
Polystichum tsussimense
Geranium 'Ann Folkard'
Digitalis purpurea 'Pam's Choice'
Geranium 'Nimbus'
Omphalodes cappadocica 'Cherry Ingram'
Phlox paniculata 'Cosmopolitan'
Agapanthus 'Bluestorm'
Chrysanthemum 'Emperor of China'

 

Bulbs

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation'
Muscari armeniacum
Hyacinthoides non-scripta
Narcissus 'Thalia'
Crocus tommasinianus 'Whitewell Purple'
Narcissus 'Ziva'
Tulipa (any spring-blooming hybrid variety)
Tulipa (any Darwin hybrid)
Designed by Catherine Clancy

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