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7 garden trends to expect in 2015

PUBLISHED: 12:28 05 February 2015 | UPDATED: 12:28 05 February 2015

One of Anne's designs with a combination of formal hedging and soft infill

One of Anne's designs with a combination of formal hedging and soft infill

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Garden designer Anne Keenan of Goodworth Clatford shares her predictions for 2015 trends

Anne’s 2015 predictions

• More of us will use their garden as an outside room, whether it be for relaxing, eating, working or playing.

• The interest in growing our own food will continue, try some heritage vegetable varieties, they have great stories to tell and taste good too.

• Encouraging wildlife will become increasingly important.

• Increasing interest in creating covered spaces adjacent to the house, such as loggias and verandahs, so that one can sit or eat outside even when it’s raining.

• Popularity of Hydrangea ‘Annabelle’ will continue, with large blooms that change from green to lime, to white, it brings interest to dull areas.

• Look out for Ceratostigma willmotianum – lovely clear blue flowers that contrast beautifully with red-tinged leaves in autumn.

• Increasing interest in using plants that really suit the garden’s conditions, and thus cutting down on maintenance.

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Get in touch - Anne Keenan Landscape Architect and Garden Designer | www.annekeenan.co.uk | anne@annekeenan.co.uk | 01264 324193

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