College Barn – Nr Shepton Mallet

We were welcomed by Alex, Jen and Sam with a beautiful fold out planting plan for the garden, this promised to be something special.  Indeed we were all swept away with the garden design and planting, who says they don’t have any flowers in their garden during July and August?

This is a young garden (5 years old) with block planting of herbaceous perennials dotted with ornamental grasses.  It was created from rough ground using the ‘no dig’ method of spreading cardboard, newspaper and a thick layer of weed free mulch over the ground – planting directly into this.

I will let the photos speak for themselves ….


Plants that caught our attention:
Monarda ‘Prairie Night’
Molinia ‘Moorhexe’
Calamagrostis ‘Karl Foerster’
Nepeta ‘Washfield’
Hydrangea ‘Annabelle’
Viola ‘Broughton Blue’
Dahlia ‘Honka White’
Euphorbia ‘Humpty Dumpty’ (does not like being moved)
Foxtail barley grass that ‘explodes’ it’s seed heads

Eucryphia glutinosa – tall evergreen shrub with white flowers August/ September.  Required ericaceous soil

College Barn opens under the NGS scheme

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