Visit Sue’s garden


I was lucky enough to be invited to visit Sue Blaxland’s garden in Syston and wondered as she is a garden designer, whether this would be a garden where there was a place for everything, and everything in its place. It was therefore a lovely surprise to find that some plants had been allowed to roam and self-seed so there is lots of interest and plenty to investigate.

Sue makes great use of colour contrasts and we laughed as she had well established plants using purple and yellow which were so popular at Chelsea this year! Her knowledge of which plants will work well together could give you inspiration should you decide to visit. She does of course know all of the names for each plant, shrub and tree and gave me some ideas of what might work well in my own garden for a shady, north facing space. I also loved her use of climbing roses and indeed have already sourced (and ordered) the Phyllis Bide Rose which I am hoping will arrive in the next few days so that I can settle this in before I join those members of L&RGT who are going to visit the Home Counties in early June.

If you are able to do so, find time to visit Sue’s garden on THURSDAY 18th JULY. I hope you will find as much inspiration there as I did.

Judith Proctor

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