To give the whole garden a mysterious feel, plants were chosen to make it look like a magical woodland with fairy-tale features. We added texture with planted ferns. The variety Polystichum polyblepharum, which is a beautiful lush green fern, was planted either side of the archway to draw the eye towards this mythical marvel.
Positioning dainty flowers around this the ruin, offset the impact of the structure to give an ethereal and secret garden feel.
Victorian primroses, Primula veris ‘Victorian chocolate’, were planted and these lovely little plants display flowers where each petal possesses an outer margin of gold with a deep burgundy colour to a stunning effect.
Else, the serrated foliage of Scabious ‘pink mist’ are two-pound coin size blooms that offer a burst of bright pink. They also come in a butterfly blue variety and these go down well with pollinators, who can’t get enough of them.
Flower varieties were chosen to enhance the look of this traditional and time-old aesthetic, like the snakeskin Fritillaria Meleagris; its chequerboard effect on the foliage is quite unusual and works tremendously well in creating that wild garden look.
Alongside that is the Saxifrage, a mossy shrub with bright pink flowers coated over the top. All working especially well around this ragged ruined area.