Then, it’s time to choose the plants that you want in your garden. As you are starting with a blank canvas, think about how you can achieve instant colour and structure. Mahonias, escallonia, euonymus and conifers are great for this. Evergreens are perfect as they provide interest all year round.
Add in a mixture of fast-growing plants to guarantee some quick colour. Lupinus arboreus (tree lupin) is an evergreen that flowers fragrant, yellow blooms in spring and summer. Alongside, plant displays of poppies, cornflowers, and salvia for a variety of colour.