Creating two levels of hedging by underplanting the raised hedge is a nice twist on the stilted hedge that has become popular with garden designers in recent years. Here we see a formal low-clipped boxwood hedge under the raised hedge of Photinia x fraseri 'Red Robin'. Both are evergreen, creating great year-round interest.
green-home: I think painting a tiny courtyard garden wall, in a strong colour is a great way to create cohesion outdoors. It also makes a striking backdrop for lush green shade planting. I’m looking at Dulux for mixed-to-order coloured masonry paints. Photograph by Russell Smith I painted my backyard fence in same color and my plants look a lot more happy and vibrant against it