Following a sketch of the existing layout of this garden in Hendon is a first draft of the planting overhaul requested. New plant suggestions are made to fit around the existing structure (there is already a fantastic mature Camellia, Fatsa japonica and Rhododendren in situ).
Second draft sees substitution of the plants that may struggle in this particular garden, which has a North facing aspect and therefore lives mostly in the shadow of the house. Such shade will naturally lead to moister soil conditions, which in turn will influence plant selections.
The final planting palette is shown below. All can tolerate a mid to high degree of shade.
Cara and Sonya are Ophelia Gardening, bringing a love of plants and garden care to Finchley and surrounding areas.