In late 2010 I was asked by a group of local gardeners who open their gardens under the NGS Yellow Book scheme, to design a new community flower border for their local Catshill and North Marlbrook Parish Council.
In my previous career I worked in public parks and open spaces and knew well the problems that can affect publicly accessible planting schemes.
I therefore designed the border to provide year round colour and interest and incorporated plants that are easily maintained to keep ongoing costs to a minimum for the Parish Council.
Whether designing borders for a private garden or a public space such as this the application of established design principles are the same!
The border situated on the junction of the busy A38 and Braces Lane near Bromsgrove was planted by Council contractors during 2011.