The Artist Garden was a project created for the UK City of Culture in Derry-Londonderry, the project saw Artist Katie Holten design a garden which was built for the City of Culture. Void Derry Gallery were behind the project. I was the Horticultural advisor on the project, Romac Landscapes was project manager. The project saw a formery unused Factory courtyard (which gets no direct sunlight) transformed into a woodland inspired garden, inspired by the phrase '1000 shades of green' and a recent walk I led to Loughermore Forest in County Derry - the ancient woodland around Ashbrook House supplied the Aged Timber and Stones for the garden, plants for the project were sourced through Gardening Express
I was down in the Artist Garden project that was created for the City of Culture. Located in the City Factory side beside the Void Gallery. Here's a few pics which show how well things are growing under Gardener Caroline Harkins supervision. Great to see Hostas and perennials popping up everywhere...and best of all...The Artist Garden is now open to the public...so pop on down and have a looksee for yourself....
Few climbers thrive as much as Climbing hydrangea on a cold or north facing wall. This can be seen in such beauty on the wall opposite the YMCA in Drumahoe, this wall catches the eye in summer when its covered in the white flowers.
Climbing hydrangea is a self-clinging climber, so no support is needed, it will stick and slimb up most surfaces with ease. Its slow to establish, but when established will grow quickly and growth of 5' a year is the normal.
We have some of this planed in the NWRC and also we planted some in the Artist Garden project for City of Culture. A winner for a north facing or cold wall. see here for more, remember your Mycorrhizl fungii when planting!
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