Trees for small gardens: Laurus nobilis, the bay tree, will grow to 12m as a tree, but can be kept small when topiarised, especially in a container. Photo by Jason Ingram.

Trees for small gardens: Laurus nobilis, the bay tree, will grow to 12m as a tree, but can be kept small when topiarised, especially in a container. Photo by Jason Ingram.

All the plants included within the garden are both appropriate and suitable for the conditions typically found in the north of Italy – the garden is enclosed on two sides by a bay (Laurus nobilis), hedge and shaded at both ends by the canopy of 12 ‘roof trained’ lime trees (Tilia x europaea ‘Pallida’). The sunken areas at the heart of the garden is punctuated by domes of clipped Box softened by a range of herbaceous plants in deep blues and lime green with a touch of deep pink. -

All the plants included within the garden are both appropriate and suitable for the conditions typically found in the north of Italy – the garden is enclosed on two sides by a bay (Laurus nobilis), hedge and shaded at both ends by the canopy of 12 ‘roof trained’ lime trees (Tilia x europaea ‘Pallida’). The sunken areas at the heart of the garden is punctuated by domes of clipped Box softened by a range of herbaceous plants in deep blues and lime green with a touch of deep pink. -

Laurus Nobilis (Bay Tree) Pair of Pyramids (Large)

Laurus Nobilis (Bay Tree) Pair of Pyramids (Large)

Herbs: Sweet bay (Laurus nobilis) is usually grown for it's lush foliage, which can both be neatly clipped for a topiary garden feature, or picked and added to soups, stews and other dishes. Visit our website for growing tips http://www.gardenersworld.com/plants/laurus-nobilis/3548.html

Herbs: Sweet bay (Laurus nobilis) is usually grown for it's lush foliage, which can both be neatly clipped for a topiary garden feature, or picked and added to soups, stews and other dishes. Visit our website for growing tips http://www.gardenersworld.com/plants/laurus-nobilis/3548.html

With Bay leaves (Laurus nobilis) covered wet foamsphere -.red Gerberas and Roses, lime green spray Chrysanthemums, and Ivy flowers - Chrissie Harten - Design 386

With Bay leaves (Laurus nobilis) covered wet foamsphere -.red Gerberas and Roses, lime green spray Chrysanthemums, and Ivy flowers - Chrissie Harten - Design 386

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Harpur Garden Images Ltd :: gilday14 Contemporary modern minimal stylish family urban town garden with lighting uplight wooden box bay tree standard Laurus nobilis formal style path paving slab fence container planter October autumn Designed by Justin Greer for Mr and Mrs Gilday Wandsworth, London UK Marcus Harpur Contemporary, modern, minimal, stylish, family, urban, town, garden, lighting, uplight, wooden, box, bay, tree, standard, Laurus, nobilis, formal, style, path, paving, slab, fence…

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