the old front garden required a lot of work to maintain the mature planting, so the owners were looking for a simple smart 'dry garden' style for the front, requiring no maintenance.
the clay soil required a huge amount of preparation. we used a mix of compost and grit to keep the soil 'loose' before planting up and laying the gravel.
we planted euphorbia, lavendula, erigeron, stipa, allium, agapanthus, sedum, thymus, geum and saxifrage.
we used the plants in diagonal swathes to create a more informal yet ordered plant scheme.
this is maturing into a wonderful garden!