Posted: 27/06/2013 at 21:12
Not sure if it's contemporary - I suppose so! I guess the slate and the raised beds make it look that way. But then other corners are more cottage-graden really and the house itself is a Victorian maisonette. There's also an old Victorian garden wall lurking to the very right of the photo above, part covered in sedum.
Ok here goes with some other pics...
Grasses are a good idea - I have a festuca and a stipa tenuissima already infront of the raised flower bed you can see.
That's the thing with small gardens - you tend to pack in one of everything because you couldn't possibly live without it!
Lots of herb. perennials and evergreen shrubs.
Already have 2 aers (one potted, one in another raised bed).
I toyed with the idea of a phormium (I like "chocomint") but was concerned it would become enormous!
Not sure about Buxus globes. Neighbour across the way has 3 in a row on her windowsill that seem very rigid to me...suppose they could look nicer if softened by other plants...
I wouldn't mind something that grows to about 60/70cm or so, could even be a bit messy like Salvia purple queen but that doesn't flop everywhere!
Thanks for your ideas