The Potting Sheds were recently asked to create a new garden, from an area where a lawn had previously struggled due to being shaded almost totally by two really beautiful, old established oak trees.

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As we didn’t want to disturb the tree roots, a traditional patio area was out of the question,  so instead we decided to create a raised platform. 

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The plants we chose had to thrive under the tree canopy in the summer months, so shade lovers where ideal, ferns and native grasses. 

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We also chose early flowering perennials,  which would be totally happy and provide some lovely spring colour when the tree was leafless. 

 

 


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Composted bark was spread over the planted area to help keep moisture in as the ground is really dry, and also act as a weed suppressant. 

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As we finished off the planting yesterday evening and gave everywhere a final little misting with the hosepipe , the dappled sunlight came through the trees and it was just beautiful.

And to the very lovely bark delivery man .... yes, we did xx  

April 30, 2019 by Shopify