The Tropical Pool House in the English Country Garden.
Our knowledge of plants allows us to choose species from all over the world to achieve your desired planting style whatever the setting. In this pool house at the English Country Garden we used tropical plants because there is a winter minimum temperature of 15c, heated by solar panels. By using large planting containers the plants here can grow to a large size and completely screen the walls of the pool house.
It’s not just the outdoors that can benefit from a wide and varied planting arrangement. You can bring many plant species indoors as well, and they don’t have to be limited to the types of potted plants you typically see. As is clearly shown in the image above!
Left – a pair of Adonidia merrillii palms frame the diving board with the large glossy leaves of the ‘fiddle fig’ Ficus lyrata behind. There are several named varieties of Hibiscus ‘Rosa Sinensis’ trained against the wall on the left.
Right – an aptly named flower of Hibiscus schizopetalus hanging over the pool. We designed the layout, specified the type of planting container, supplied and planted all of the plants in the pool house. We also return regularly to advise and oversee its maintenance.
Left – the amazingly detailed leaves of Jatropha multifida.
Right – you can see the Jatropha here leaning out from the wall and a purple creeping plant Tradescantia pallida ‘Purple Queen’ spills over the planting containers. Because we know many of the specialist plant nurseries from all over the country we can offer you unique and stunning planting compositions.
Left – the pink flowers of a small tree Plumeria ‘Rubra’ also known as ‘Franjipani’ are sweetly scented and when the two trees in the pool house flower the whole room is filled with their intoxicating tropical perfume in the evenings.
Right – the huge tassle like flowers of Thunbergia mysorensis hang from the creeping stems of this climbing plant as it twines around the roof beams.