Jane Finlay Garden Design
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THE CLIMACTERIC GARDEN: for positive growth through change and realignment

To enable the enjoyment of cultural and social pleasures that London has to offer, the client (a Houzz devotee) and her husband, downscaled from a country village home with a large garden to a smaller new urban home. The contemporary yet country garden planting design style, is intended to ease the transition from an old to a new chosen lifestyle. With an existing terrace leading directly through glass sliding doors, the inside and outside needed to be seamlessly co-joined through planting as the garden is always on view.
Project Year: 2016
Project Cost: GBP 1,000 - GBP 2,500
Country: United Kingdom
Zip Code: London SE
THE CLIMACTERIC GARDEN: for positive growth through change and realignment
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Welsh poppies top left are included to stitch the planting together during its first growing season. Climbers provide wall interest, as does the Rose 'The Simple Life'. Drawings concept and images - Jane Finlay
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The planting moodboard to illustrate mid layers and textures that inter-weave them. A combination of long flowering species (and some evergreens). Drawings concept and images - Jane Finlay
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An English country style planting plan for a pocket garden of 12.5 square metres, leading off the living areas of a contemporary urban house in SE London. The planting has just been completed (images to follow next year). See the key following for plant names. Drawing & concept - Jane Finlay.
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The Climacteric Garden - for positive growth through change and realignment
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These plants were selected to give texture, height, and an old fashioned feel with a touch of the contemporary for this central London garden. Refer to the planting plan (previous). Drawings & concept - Jane Finlay
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At the outset it was essential to test the soil pH which is mildly alkaline for a clay soil; neighbouring tree measurements were taken with wall, fence and building heights to facilitate a Sun and Shade Survey for informed plant selection. Drawings concept and images - Jane Finlay
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The Sun and Shade Survey shows the garden 'light' over the year for 12pm and 3pm every other month for a year. This informed the choice of plants. For example perennials that don't care to get their 'feet' wet were excluded. Moist loving plants featured. Drawings concept and images - Jane Finlay
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