The client had recently moved into their house in a new development and when I visited the garden was a muddy rectangle with lots of puddles and clay to contend with. The garden was also overlooked from several angles. The client wanted a garden that would include lawn, flower beds that would attract bees and butterflies, coverage for the large area of fencing and somewhere to sit with her morning coffee or evening glass of wine. Quite a lot for a small area, especially as one of the fences caused part ofthe garden to be in deep shade.
I ended up with a design of interlocking rectangles to create an offset lawn and a gravelled seating area. The borders were planted with a variety of different plants to give multi-season interest and attract both bees & butterflies to the garde. The photos show how the borders established themselves from planting out in May, through to June and July.