The photo above of a recent client’s garden is a great example of how we should always draw in neighbouring features and The perfect borrowed view. The garden pictured above had a large established overhanging Norway maple.
This deciduous broad leafed tree is a fantastic tree for a garden and is brilliant for wildlife. A number of moth caterpillars feed on the leaves, while the flowers provide pollen for bees and other pollinators, and the bird and small mammals eat the seeds.
From the offset, we decided that this beautiful specimen would be integral to our garden design, and that it would frame the pergola and seating area. With The perfect borrowed view of the fields over the back and the natural shade, this borrowed feature has made a perfect shaded relaxing area within the garden design.
Manchester named as one of Best Cities 2023
The Lonely Planet has named Manchester as the only UK city in its Best to Travel list 2023. This accolade follows similar mentions by National Geographic and Time Out recently.
Many of the new cultural openings bringing in global visitors are horticulture-focused and include the new Mayfield Park, the new National Trust Castlefield Viaduct and RHS Bridgewater Gardens – all world class attractions.
What am I reading?
I really enjoyed reading this article about Wigan and Leigh Flashes in the Telegraph, as the area has now been designated as a National Nature Reserve (NNR) by Natural England. As a former coal mining area, this was previously the second most damaged landscapes in the UK – and is now somewhere you can see rare marsh orchids and bee orchids.