Naila Green Garden Design - Garden photos and work in progress

Before - The south facing site to the rear of the house near Teignmouth, Devon

N A I L A G R E E N

Before - The clients wanted a Mediterranean Garden on the slope at the rear of their house near Teignmouth, Devon

100 alliums down the main path in late May

Aliums make a dramatic impact

Above. 100 aliums were planted down the path of a large walled garden in Abbotskerswell. The cost of the bulbs: £18 at trade prices.

Fritillaria imperialis 'Lutea'

Fritillaria imperialis

This stunning, unusual but easy bulb, flowers in March and April. It produces tall, stately spires with numerous flower heads. The variety ‘Lutea’ is golden yellow, ‘Orange Brilliant’ is orange tinted with brown, and ‘Rubra Maxima’ is orangey-red (no photos).

The Idea

THE NEW MEW STONE - IN A ROOF GARDEN, WEMBURY

A Roof Garden, Wembury, near Plymouth

This roof garden bed is one of five on this south-facing roof in Wembury, Devon. Though the view, as you can see, is spectacular, the growing conditions are taxing. What soil there is is sunbaked and easily dried by the winds. The idea behind the bed is simple - we created a new Mew Stone. The idea behind the planting was to mimic the sea as it reacts with the real Mew Stone. The plants themslves are drought toerant. Later on in the year, as the planting establishes, we will see if it works.

Looking Down Finished

JUST AFTER PLANTING

Pear Gate 2

Designed by Naila and constructed by Paul Gilbert (Blacksmith) especially for a cottage garden in Shaldon, near Teignmoth. The name of the house, Pear Cottage, was the inspiration for the design.