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A North Yorkshire Garden One Year Old Planting. 

Looking back one year to when this beautiful North Yorkshire garden was planted, and even earler to the 'before' garden. Thankyou to our lovely clients for sending through some great photos. The whole process began with an initial meeting, then a survey, Outline masterplan, Detail masterplan, costings, build, plant and enjoy.

salvia blue flowers with garden seating in a landscaped North Yorkshire garden   planting in a landscped wetherby garden in North Yorkshire seating salvias, stachys   landscape gardening planting at wetherby garden in North Yorkshire

The garden one year on from planting, the yellow achillea contrasts with the deep blue salvia. Client's own photo.


The garden in the same planting year, buzzing with bees. Client's own photo.


The garden immediately after planting.

Plants laid out for planting at a landscaped North Yorkshire garden, yellow achillea flower   North Yorkshire garden build with stone paving black slate, timber fence, topsoil   before photos of a garden in North Yorkshire

With the build complete, the planting begins. Each plant is positioned on site and then adjusted as necessary before the planting begins.


The build in progress with the timber slat fence in place, rendered circular wall/seat, stone paving with black limestone detail. Estate fencing drastically change the garden boundary view.


The garden was truly a blank sheet.


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  • A North Yorkshire Garden One Year Old Planting.

    Date: Thu 14th July 2016
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    Date: Thu 17th December 2015
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    Date: Fri 2nd October 2015
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    Date: Thu 10th September 2015
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    Date: Tue 16th December 2014
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    Date: Mon 13th October 2014
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    Date: Mon 6th October 2014
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    Date: Thu 11th September 2014
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    Date: Wed 8th January 2014
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    Date: Tue 3rd December 2013
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