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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.


  • Amazing Callicarpa in the Yorkshire Garden in Winter

    Date: Tue 3rd December 2013
    This is an amazing plant called Callicarpa. The fruit are small bright purple berries which look quite unreal on the bare Winter stems. They are a fantastic splash of colour in the garden in Winter and can grow in the North of England.   ... more >
  • Plants Looking Good in the Garden in November

    Date: Tue 3rd December 2013
    A few bright colours in the garden in November. Hydrangea Sorbus Schizostylis Cornus  ... more >
  • Plants for October in the Garden

    Date: Sun 24th November 2013
    Great plants for the garden in mid October, these photos are all taken in our garden. This time of year the garden can come to life with a mass of strong bold colours. Leaves are turning to a range of shades from pale yellow to deep purples. The flowr colour of many perennials at this time of... more >
  • Paperbark Garden Design photograph chosen for Sculptural Exhibition Calender

    Date: Tue 22nd October 2013
    Paperbark Garden Design photograph chosen for Sculptural Exhibition Calender We have had one of our photographs taken at the Fresh Air 2013 Sculpture Exhibition chosen for their 2014 Calender. Our photograph will be used for the month of February. The show is held biennially at Quenington in ... more >
  • Early October at Harlow Carr

    Date: Sat 5th October 2013
    Harlow Carr RHS Gardens in Harrogate, North Yorkshire are looking fantastic (as usual). The colours in the main borders are vibrant and rich with purples, oranges and deep pinks. The height of some of the perennials is amazing and the insects are buzzing within the borders. A very striking plant ... more >
  • Fresh Air 2013 at Quenington

    Date: Tue 3rd September 2013
    Some images from Fresh Air 2013 at Quenington, a great sculpture exhibition.         ... more >
  • Malvern Autumn Show 2013

    Date: Tue 3rd September 2013
    The Malvern Autumn Show will be on this September from 28th to 29th at The Three Counties Showground at Malvern, Worcestershire. A lovely show with so much to see. Visit the website at . It definatley is a show for garden lovers and foodies with som... more >
  • Beautiful Garden just 18 months after planting!

    Date: Tue 9th July 2013
    This is a beautiful garden near Selby in North Yorkshire designed in 2011 and planted just 18 months ago. Wonderful 'green-fingered' clients who love their garden. The 'before' photos are second and third down on our 'Before & After' page.  ... more >
  • RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2013

    Date: Thu 4th July 2013
    RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2013 runs from 9th to the 14th July. The Conceptual gardens look interesting. ... more >
  • RHS Flower Show Tatton Park 2013

    Date: Thu 4th July 2013
    RHS Flower Show Tatton Park is taking place. It's a great show and runs from July 25th to 28th. We exhibited there winning 'Gold' and 'Best in Show', see our Show Gardens Page.  ... more >
  • Fresh Air 2013 in Cirencester

    Date: Thu 20th June 2013
    This weekend we are off to see Fresh Air 2013 at Quenington, Cirencester, Gloucestershire. Fresh Air 2013 is a biennial outdoor sculpture exhibition which shows 'a creative mixture of traditionally modern and cutting-edge contemporary works in a stunning outdoor setting'. This is our ... more >
  • When is the best time to cut a hedge?

    Date: Thu 13th June 2013
    It's that time of year (despite the cold weather and late start to the season) for cutting box, beech, hornbeam and privet hedges. This will give them time to put on a bit of new (soft) growth before the season is out, leaving your hedge looking fresh rather than hard and newly trimmed. Of co... more >
  • Spring Clematis flowering in June

    Date: Thu 6th June 2013
    Here are some of the fantastic clematis which flower every year in our garden. Early colour guaranteed.    Clematis alpina 'Tage Lundell'   Clematis macropetela   ... more >
  • Tulips in our garden 2013

    Date: Wed 5th June 2013
    Some beautiful tulips in our garden at the moment...   Tulip 'Ballerina' Tulip 'Angelique' Tulip 'Caravelle'   ... more >
  • Epimedium Looking Great

    Date: Fri 17th May 2013
    The tiny flowers of Epimedium range from a sulphur yellow to this deep red and are often hidden under the crinkly winter foliage which should be cut back before the flowers appear. ... more >
  • Malvern Spring Gardening Show

    Date: Wed 8th May 2013
    This weekend (9th to 12th May 2013) The Malvern Spring Gardening Show is held at the Three Counties Showground in Malvern. A great show to find special plant nurseries and buy that special plant. Show gardens, floral marquee and the animals and rare breeds are great fun too. ... more >
  • Lily Beetle

    Date: Tue 7th May 2013
    It's time to be checking your lilies for the bright red Lily Beetle. I found four this bank holiday weekend on lilies in our garden. The lilies were growing in garden pots and some in the garden soil. I will now be checking as often as I can!  ... more >
  • Red Chaenomeles (Chinese Quince) looking great.

    Date: Thu 2nd May 2013
    Chaenomeles (Japanese Quince) looking bright outside our office here in Headingley, Leeds. More great colour for this cold 2013 April.     ... more >
  • Lungwort for the bees

    Date: Sat 27th April 2013
    We grow Pulmonaria officinalis (Common Lungwort) in our garden and the bees love it right now. It can be invasive in small spaces, so we grow ours in a large pot. There are many, many wonderful varieties that are less invasive and range in colours from deepest blue to ice white. Some also have am... more >
  • Iris Garden Planting Experiment!

    Date: Wed 24th April 2013
    I've experimented with cramming Iris 'Katharine Hodgkin' into a pot..this is the result and I don't think I'll experiment with planting Iris quite so close again. The flowers are too much of a mash-up to show their real beauty. ... more >
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