Transformation in Ashtead

It's been a lovely few days, with warm autumn sun, beautiful plants, copious tea and coffee and the company of the local robin population. And not forgetting the planting team! Thanks Joao and Matt.

The 'Before' images show a sad, tired garden dominated by an old garage. The straight path and borders have little of interest, and there is no sense of discovery.

The 'After' images show a generous patio awaiting garden furniture, wide borders with a selection of plants designed to provide year-long form and colour, with trellising, arch and arbour. Shrubs looking particularly spectacular in October include two Acers and Callicarpa bodinieri 'Profusion', with it's incredible purple berries. Several large shrubs and the fruit trees have been retained to provide an air of maturity while the news plants grow.