We’ve just finished this compact garden for a newly built house. It has been designed to offer practical good looks whilst requiring minimal maintenance. It features a raised dining area close to the kitchen and a lower lounge area in
A planting plan is a drawing that specifies the plants that will be put into your garden. It shows the position, variety and quantity of plants for any given area. Each plant has its own carefully created symbol and each
This delightful walled cottage garden was in need of restructuring. The existing stepped brick path was to be retained and this inspired certain aspects of the design. The original path was repaired and extended with a pergola added over the
The Design Brief The client wanted to transform her large empty garden into an urban sanctuary with a tropical feel. She requested a strong contemporary design that would look good all year round and be easy to maintain. The planting
The back of this small enclosed garden sloped dramatically upwards; great for sledging in the winter, but it was disconcerting to open the front door and look straight through to a ‘wall’ of grass at the end of the plot.
I always know it’s time for Henley Regatta when the Lysimachia punctata in my border at home is looking its sunshine yellow best! It is pictured here with the purple spires of Salvia nemorosa ‘Ostfriesland’ and the spidery foliage of
We were invited to create a country garden to complement a newly built farm house next to neighbouring fields that were hidden by a large leylandii hedge. The task here was to open up views into the landscape whilst preserving