Garden Design

How to use evergreens for a garden that looks beautiful all year round

This clever evergreen garden has lots of tips you can use in your own garden – an all-evergreen border, hedging used to conceal working areas and brilliant easy tricks for classical garden features and ornaments. A charming and inspiring garden with lots of takeaways.

00:00 Welcome
01:00 The Norfolk Gardens Trust : https://www.norfolkgt.org.uk
01:27 The garden is about 100ft/30m long and 25ft/7.5m wide. Winters equate to a USDA zone 9 but summers are cooler.
01:47 Clever trick to turn a garden shed into a classical folly
02:53 Using the space between the hedge and the boundary fence for storage and work areas.
03:18 Classical parterre and view of Norwich, including Norwich Cathedral
03:43 Low evergreen parterre of box and yew hedging. For alternatives to box, see: The Best Evergreen Shrubs for Clipping into Topiary: https://youtu.be/QwTR7VjPokE
04:06 Alternate Cypress Leylandii ‘Goldcrest’ and Irish yew (Taxus baccata fastigiata)
04:48 Evergreen border: the blue foliage is Rue ‘Jackman’s Blue’. The topiarised shapes are Lonicera ‘Baggeson’s Gold’, spiky plants far left are astelia and the grey leaves are Senecio ‘Angel Wings’
05:29 Same evergreen border, see above
06:14 Use of ivy as ground cover. Check that it’s not on a list of invasive plants for your area.
07:19 Ivy grown across the risers of the garden steps
07:34 Wall with ivy, trellis and ferns
09:03 Winter gardens playlist: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLrZRLHPUbGmBtHtJ2Y3w_HKmcjJvfp2RQ

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