The planting design started with some specimen Acer palmatum trees, Euonymus alatus ‘Compactus’, and Prunus incisa ‘Kojo-no-Mai’, to bring interesting forms and lots of good autumn colour to the bed. The shaped Taxus baccata balls add structure to the different areas of the garden, which also includes azaleas and Magnolia x Loebneri ‘Leonard Messel’ for spring colour, and Liriope muscari and Hakonechloa macra in the shadier areas for colour and shape.
A Viburnum tinus hedge was planted against the rear fence, and climbers including Clematis armandii ‘Snowdrift’, Clematis urophylla ‘Winter Beauty’, and Trachelospermum jasminoides clothe the fence to the side for winter and summer flowers respectively.
Other finishing touches in this garden included the new lawn, laid by HOS Landscapes and edged with low Euonymus japonicus ‘Jean Hugues’ hedging, and the specimen olive and citrus trees in large containers around the pool. A series of pleached Photinia x fraseri ‘Red Robin’ were planted behind the pool to give additional privacy.