Siobhan's planting will be the main feature in her garden, with an emphasis on texture, colour and movement. She's implementing a drift planting scheme in her flower beds, mixing tall trees and grasses with ferns and herbaceous plants. The aim is to create a feeling of being somewhere between a wild countryside and a beautiful painting. This will provide contrast with the clean simple lines in the furniture and hard landscaping.
Siobhan is using treated larch to build a wooden archway, bench and a raised planter, near the kitchen for herbs and vegetables. A corten steel water bowl will sit in her rear flowerbed surrounded by plants for reflections. She's also bringing in a large corten steel mural of flowers which will be hung to the side of the archway. The garden will have a number of seating areas, each offering their own unique view of the garden. Siobhan is using muted colours on the boundary walls and structures to help the planting stand out.