Friday, 24 July 2015

Studentcastle - Cardiff

Upgrading the landscape areas around a modern student accomodation facility in South Wales.
Over scale white polypropylene pots were planted with a low carpet of boxwood and placed beside the doors to reception to identify this within the arrivals area. The pots are illuminated internally at night.

Tow of the existing beds were planted with a dense mass of young Silver Birch under planted with helebores, Pachysandra and ferns. The soil was dressed with a course grade bark.

A sculpture garden of different sized boxwood spheres was planted directly outside reception. These were under planted with Agapanthus for summer colour .

Other beds on the site were planted with a vibrant mix of hot summer flowering Helenium mixed with Cornus Winterfire for winter colour.

Panels of dark blue Agapanthus and Geranium Johnsons Blue were introduced in drifts amongst existing Viburnum tinus and Hebe 'Sutherlandii, to improve summer colour.

All beds were dressed with a fine composted bark mulch to help water retention and disguise the poor soil left by the developers.

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