Elizabeth Warner Garden Design - Design ~ Transform ~ Enjoy

Coastal Planting Design

This coastal planting design occupies a small bed in the front garden and faces directly south.  It has an existing Euonymus shrub which the client wanted to keep.  The client, an interior designer was keen to include Agaves into the design without creating the impression that she wanted to live in Mexico!  Therefore, one Agave salmiana f. ferox was used as a containerised specimen and focal point.  By containing the Agave it will be easier to move into a frost free environment in the winter months and it will also restrict the growth of this plant to a manageable size.

Coastal Planting Design

Festuca glauca ‘Elijah Blue’

The other plants chosen for this coastal planting design, Hebe ‘Pastel Blue’, Festuca glauca ‘Elijah Blue’ and Stipa tenuissima have been repeated from the rear garden and are all drought and alkaline tolerant.

A second phase of planting is planned for the Autumn including Tulipa ‘Weisse Berliner’ and Allium ‘Globemaster’ for Spring and Summer flowers respectively.

Two dolly tubs have been planted with Hebe ‘Pastel Blue’ either side of the front door.  Also two square planters have been planted with Trachelospermum jasminoides ‘Water Wheel’

To complete this coastal planting design there are also plans to install a planter beneath the bay window which will contain Festuca glauca ‘Elijah Blue’, Tulipa ‘Weisse Berliner’ and Allium ‘nigrum’.


Groundworks Pre-Planting
Groundworks Pre-Planting
The bed was dug over to a depth of 18" and large debris and weeds removed.
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Planting Palette

Confederate Jasmin / Trachelospermum jasminoides 'Water Wheel'
Confederate Jasmin / Trachelospermum jasminoides 'Water Wheel'
A scheme of containers was produced to add interest to the front of the house. 2no. square planters were placed either side of the bay window.
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