Topiary and Knot Garden

Passed the ruined shed and rockery to the knot garden. Terracotta pots of lavenders and olives  sit outside the little arbour, and a mauve clematis grows through the trellis.

Ground cover roses grow up and through the main trellis.

Behind the shelter, planting gives way to a formal shaped design of a Prunus Lusitanica hedge, with lollipop punctuations.

The talented creator of the SummerHouse (ask for details) also constructed the trellis arbour which takes you down on to the lawn.

To the side of the trellis, thriving in the shade of a north wall, a planting theme of dark and green leaves gives way to a selection of box topiary shapes.