A Wonderfully Wild Garden

As those of you who follow us will know we are always striving to find the next way we can give back to the environment. This year we have been thinking long and hard and we have finally come up with something we think you are going to love.

A circle of conifers

Kate loves gardening and is always coming up with new ideas, one of her garden creations was that of a circle of conifers which as you can see from the photos below has grown on really well. But this left the center of the circle with just grass, and was a little boring. Now if you have been watching the gardening world and its fashion trends one very popular garden as of late has been that of technique called wilding. This technique is exactly what we are going to use.

A circle of conifers located on The Sign Maker premises in North Devon.
A circle of conifers


For those of you who haven’t heard of wilding its a technique of allowing the garden to, well go wild. It gives the effect of the garden being more wild but actually takes careful planning and planting to make it look beautiful. For us here at The Sign Maker is the perfect way to combine eco-friendly with Kate’s passion for gardens. We will be combining a mix of wild flowers with your typical herbaceous flowers.

Photos of the circle within the bed of conifers at The Sign Maker. Ready to be cultivated into the wild garden.

What will we include?

We already have some great ideas from the previous wild flower planting we have done. This includes things like wild carrot, cow parsley, corn cockle and wild daisies. The idea behind the planting is to provide wildlife with plants that they will love. We are going to split the center of the circle into four section and plant them out. But we want to ask you as our readers what you think we should include? We thought it would be amazing to include our readers in this journey, right from the planning stage. So let us know what you think should be in our wild garden.

Photos of the conifers that have grown well at The Sign Maker. Bare and ready to become a wild garden.

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