For this front garden in Albion Square, the client and I decided to rejuvenate the inherited yorkstone paving by removing areas of the old pointing and a few slabs here and there, and planting the gaps.  Grasses such as Stipa tenuissima and 'weeds' such as Linaria purpurea mix with Irises, Salvias and Sedums to create a wild and naturalistic space. Plants that happily self-seed in these conditions were prioritised, such as Verbena bonariensis, Lychnis coronaria and Chives.  A mixed Lavender hedge against the front railings are a nod to the formal gardens that are more usual in London squares.

Lucy Conochie 2018
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