St.Margarets GardenGarden, London

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Kate Burt added this to Which Planters Will Look Best in my Garden?10 June 2020

Consider your colour paletteFor a semi-formal solution, keep to a palette of similar tones, not only taking planters into account, but other materials nearby, such as paving, walls, gravel and so on. This built-in planter and the freestanding pots next to it are in a garden designed by Tom Howard Garden Design & Landscaping. As they’re close to the house, they’re fairly low to the ground, so as not to obscure the view of the rest of the garden. Bear this in mind when choosing planters for a patio, so you don’t block sightlines across your green patch. Read more about this garden.

Kate Burt added this to Garden Tour: A Car Parking Spot Becomes a Chic Entertaining Space9 July 2019

The pots are used for herbs and are close to the house. “They contain thyme, parsley, sage, rosemary, chives and oregano, all pretty hardy herbs,” Tom says. “And I always say, if they do die, go to the supermarket, buy another £2 pot and stick it in.”In this low raised bed (the rest of it is visible in the previous pictures) there are Ilex balls. “These are very similar to box,” Tom says, “but because of box caterpillar, we used this, which is a close alternative.” There are also some different grasses, including Carex testacea and Carex ‘Evergold’, the fern Dryopteris affinis, and Muehlenbeckia. “In a lot of our schemes, we start with the evergreens – that’s your structure. You might not be out there all year round, but you’ll see the plants from your living room or kitchen.”There are floor lights in some of the paving stones and corresponding ones in the decking on the other side of the garden for atmosphere after dark. Polystone frost-resistant planters, sourced by Tom from a trade nursery.

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shallcarter added this to Large Planters25 August 2020

Concrete planters with uplighting

info296853 added this to Courtyard18 August 2020

Could we render the planter in the courtyard the same colour and tone of LH potplant

Judy Matt added this to Judy's ideas29 July 2020

low greenery, different textures

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