I debated about the Palm, whether to include it our not.
Initially I felt that it is out of character with the surrounds, as it is clearly not an indigenous species to western France. However it features so prominately in the garden it should be represented. In real life, I find the Palm actually becomes a focal point, due to it's more yellowy hue and shiny leaves, and I didn't necessarily desire that for my painting. So i toned it down.
Besides, the other tree foliage provided enough a challenge; one that I don't feel I handled very well.