Planting is the final piece of the jigsaw and should enhance the structural framework of the garden. You can change the entire feel of a garden by the type of planting you decide to include.

Plants have the power to divert your attention, screen things you’d prefer not to see and frame the best views. Their texture can soften harsh lines, their startling colours focus the mind.

The seasons bring ever changing colour and interest if your garden is planted carefully and as one group of plants take centre stage, others should be retiring to the sidelines. This clever combination of planting should mean that there is always something to see even in the depths of winter.

From the new shoots of Spring through to the special unexpected fragrance of a winter flowering shrub, your garden can be a delight for the senses. Your plants bring your garden alive.

Here are some of my favourite plants and planting combinations: