It’s long been thought that established gardens need less work than a blank canvas when it comes to design – not true. Sometimes it can be more difficult deciding what works and what doesn’t, and learning to let go, rather than starting fresh.
Married couple Lynne and Graham bought their 1880’s workers cottage in 1978 and have been enjoying their garden ever since. But Lynne’s eclectic style and love of all things green has resulted in a garden that’s more than a little out of control.
Filled with exotics, the west facing garden is lovely in summer but very bleak in winter. And though they’d never really considered water conservation before, Lynne and Graham realise that it might be time to go native. They need Brendan to help them tame the beast they’ve created and turn it into a well designed – water wise garden.