Fixing up a mess

Got a call from a client early last year. The water company had done sewage repairs in the back corner of her established garden. In the process they had ripped out all the plants and left a bare pile of clay. After applying a good load of... compost and gypsum (to improve the soil), the garden was replanted with Weeping Lily Pillies along the fence for screening; a Japanese Maple and Snow Pear for vertical interest; and Mexican Orange Blossom, Oak Leaf Hydrangeas and Loropetalum for mass, contrast and colour. The garden edge was softened with cat mint. This how it looks today, 17 months after planting.