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Front garden design using Pittisporum

We completed this garden design and build about two years ago.

We decided to make a real feature out of the beds by the side of the drive by planting a row of 5 Yew columns.

However the fence was very unsightly behind the Yews so we made a bold decision and chose all the major, different coloured Pittisporums that can grow to minimum 8 foot. Now it has become a very attractive and unusual hedge with the small frilly leaves of the Pittisporum contrasting with the dark columns of Yew.

We then make great curves of box hedging with box balls amidst quite abundant and colourful planting to give a Wow factor for anyone coming in from the main road.

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Our client wanted something exotic and colourful with strong structure yet only had a small space at the left side of front garden. We used purple Phormium as a base interspersed with the smaller pink Phormiums,  'Maori Sunrise'. We chose as the feature tree a Rhus for its spaciousness and planted some Lobelia Tupa which are the bright red spires you can see. We also put in some peones.

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