There is no problem in a garden that can't be fixed. And here we have a classic example of how things can go horribly wrong and how we can fix anything we need to. The House Gardens are designed around the Axial Symmetries that have been the subject of this blog for the last two weeks. But when things aren't lined up properly in relation to these Axes it can all look quite awful; unresolved, out of balance and inharmonious. This is not a good thing.
Check out the position of the four persimmon trees in this photograph. They are not symmetrically placed within the design and from this quite important viewing position in The Water Walk it looks really, really wrong. The mistake happened because we planted the trees in 1996, following the original design sketches from back in 1993, but we hadn't actually built anything at that stage. There was no house, no garden wall, nothing. So things ended up going a bit off the axis. Bugger!
Therefore this winter, fifteen years after they were first planted, Peter will dig them up whilst fully dormant and move them into the right positions. And then we will have four very advanced and therefore very expensive persimmon trees all in the right position. Problem solved.