Of course no garden is complete without considered structural planting.
Mounds of copper beach rose throughout the garden. Not only did this serve as an elegant backdrop for the vibrant perennial planting to contrast against, but they served to tie the whole garden together.
Two Cornus kousa framed the garden, a bronze coloured variety, ‘Cappuncino’, had creamy white flowers which gleamed in the shade of the large copper beech tree. However, Cornus kousa ‘Starlight’, which sat at the front of the garden, was a star of the show. We received many questions from the public after it, everyone complementing its vibrant green blooms.
We love Cornus, a relatively small, compact tree with oodles of interest. Clusters of unusual flowers are followed by deep pink fruit, then glorious autumn foliage. A very hard-working plant indeed.