In­tel: Soil, Weather and Plants

Condé Nast House & Garden - - DESIGN NOTES -

The soil on the site was mostly heavy and de­pleted with pock­ets of over-fer­tilised ar­eas due to the prop­erty’s ru­ral past. Drainage and tons of com­post were re­quired to re­vi­talise the soil, and a hardy plant se­lec­tion was care­fully matched to both soil and cli­matic con­di­tions. ‘The wind was a big fac­tor when con­sid­er­ing the plants here as it can whis­tle down the val­ley from the south­east at times,’ says Franch­esca.

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