Completed Designs

Residential Garden - Surrey

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From this...

An overgrown, poorly landscaped space. North facing so very little light received in the winter months.

Completed Designs

Residential Garden - Surrey

Completed Designs

Residential Garden - Bethnal Green

To this...

A number of shrubs were removed from the border but the majority of the established shrubs were retained and shaped to bring them into the new planting design.  New plants have been introduced including a range of perennials, such as Digitalis, Euphorbia, Anemone and Salvia, softened by Hakonchloa and Calamagrostis grasses.  For the shady sections under the trees, soft ferns have been planted and new shrubs have been introduced to eventually provide structure and screening.

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To this...

An easy care garden with granite patio pavers laid towards the house and an Iroko deck installed at the rear.  A new lawn laid with perennial and shrub borders to the edges.  Wooden panels fixed to the walls to the rear and remaining fence panels painted to bring the whole design together with the house. Subtle lighting installed to allow the space to be used during the evenings.

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From this...

A much loved family garden needed some colour and structure to the long border at the end of the garden.  South-West orientated, the border is mainly in dappled shade due to the surrounding mature trees.  A carefully selected planting palate was designed to obtain colour and interest throughout the year, as well as to withstand the odd frisby or two.  

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The Future

As the border evolves, the planting will mature and additional plants will be added to ensure that the border is full without it becoming congested.  Spring bulbs, such as snowdrops, bluebells and paper white daffodils will be planted in swathes throughout the border to bring it to life after the winter. The bright lime green of the euphorbia and the fresh blades of Hakonechloa will signal the end of spring, followed by early summer bursts of colour from Wegelia, followed by the Digitalis and the Salvia.  In late summer, the anemone will brighten the borders fading when the autumn leaves start to fall.  The Cornus shrubs will show their vibrant red stems which will be rivalled by the autumn display of the Bloodgood Acer.  In winter, Daphne and Camillia will bring much needed colour and intoxicating scent to the garden.

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From this...

A long neglected, north facing walled garden which had become overgrown.  The new owners felt that the garden was dark and under utilised and decided to make a change.

To this...

Helping the client to draw up a design, a seating area with storage was introduced and a feature wall of glass and patterned tiles were used to bring a fresh new dimension to the garden.  

Stepping out from the kitchen directly onto a pathway, the pavers are surrounded by Ophiopogon japonicus 'Minor' to provide the look of grass without the maintenance of regular grass.  The pavers are flanked by two borders filled with a variety of Ferns, Hostas, Agapanthus, Hebe, Bergenia, Lysimachia, Salvia, Polygonatum, Acanthus and Panicum grass.  To the rear, scented plants encapsulate the seating area using Thymus and Lavandula. Carex grasses run along the back of the seating area and Passiflora is trained on wires across the upper wall.

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The Future

The garden is work in progress.  Due to the challenges of creating a garden during the summer of 2020, plants have not been readily available and have needed to be ordered.  The outcome is that the planting has been a staggered process.

In the near future, a tall Dicksonia Antartica will be installed in the centre of the right border bringing height and shade.  To the left, a Ficus will be trained up the fence where it will enjoy the heat of the summer sun.  

The planting has taken really well (thanks to the client for preparing the borders in advance) and once all the planting is in place, it will be a joy to watch this garden evolve over time.

The landscape construction was expertly completed by World Land Design, London.  Plants were supplied by North Hill Nurseries, Surrey and Provdender Nurseries, Kent.  

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