This week we are working on a great new job to transform a small, overgrown Belsize Park front garden into a wildlife habitat. Columns of herbs adding a formal edge to the design. A palette of whites and purples aiming to delight the residents in all 7 of the flats. The planting of season round nectar rich plants aiming to attract all manner of butterflies and bees whilst adding texture and shape. We have also included the very lovely Rosa rugosa ‘Scabrosa’ to our planting list. Apart from being shade tolerant, it will provide lovely big hips in the Autumn, great for making rosehip syrup, or a delish rosehip jam.
So, why do we love front gardens? Because we say to all you folk out there, rip up the drive, get rid of that concrete and show your neighbours and the community around you, that front gardens can do more than looking beautiful – they can be beneficial too!