This is an image of my new Gravel Garden.
A lot of time and effort went into removing numerous plants to achieve this effect.
Only a Vitis and the plant shown here remain.
The backdrop of the wall is part of the design.
This week I realised again what an effort it is to tackle a new garden.
Patience is needed to see through the old trees and shrubs and gain a view on what might be.
The client needs to be adaptable and not over tired at the thought of change.
Garden designers are trained to be able to make judgements about this .
It does take strength.
Expert knowledge helps the process.
Therefore take time to consider that the best time to look at a garden is in the Spring.
The light is better and so is the chance that both client and designer will possess the drive to battle through the obstacles and make progress.
The wait will be worthwhile.