A Planting Plan is produced as part of the overall design process but can also be supplied as a separate service. Whether you wish to renovate an existing border or are starting from scratch, a well-planned Planting Plan is essential to achieve the desired look in the garden. As a designer I will choose plants for your garden that are in keeping with your chosen style (eg. cottage style, Mediterranean style, contemporary). I also ensure that you have ‘right plant, right place’ enabling the chosen plants to thrive in their surroundings and soil type. Plant form, height and spread, colour and texture are all taken into account also when choosing the right plants for your garden.
A Planting Plan shows a picture of the plant, details the botanical and any common name for the chosen plant, the size of the plant on purchase, its ultimate height, flowering season, whether it is evergreen or deciduous and basic garden care instructions to maintain it. The plan will also specify how many of each particular specimen are required to be planted to achieve the desired planting effect. I also then give the customer some further details on every specimen as a guide to how to look after the plant when the design is completed.
I am able to source plants and other materials such as compost, mulches and soil treatments for you from local suppliers and recommended wholesale nurseries getting you the best deals available. I will also accept delivery of the plants on site, set them out as per the plan and plant them for you if you wish me to. Alternatively you may wish to do this yourself, this is completely up to you.