English Cottage Garden, Bournemouth
The focal point of this garden was an old trampoline and ageing fence and the garden lacked shape and visual interest.
The fence was replaced and the borders shaped and enlarged. Existing plants were moved to sit alongside new species to create a cohesive and planting scheme.
The trampoline was replaced by a painted summer house and circular patio of Indian sandstone to create an beautiful focal point from the house.
Mediterranean Garden, Shepherds Bush
This garden had a poor dry soil and plants struggled to thrive. Perfect for a Mediterranean garden!
Old and overgrown shrubs were removed, the soil prepared and the fence replaced.
We chose Olive trees under planted by Lavender and Thyme as the center point for the garden. Evergreen Jasmine and Yuccas work as a foil for the purple Erysimum and Salvias which grow against the brick wall. In spring white daffodils, bluebells and purple alliums adorn the borders before the rest of the garden comes to life.
English Country Garden, Ham
A beautiful wall of reclaimed bricks was built but the adjacent long border was ruined. The battered soil was conditioned and the border enlarged and shaped for the new plants.
Initially full standard Lime trees were planted to provide screening and privacy. A simple colour palette of purples, greens and whites was chosen to compliment the warm colours of the wall. White Hydrangea pompoms contrast with the purple spires of the Lavender and Salvias, while the greens of the Osmanthus, Pittisporum and Jasmines provide year round interest.
In spring white Tulips sit next to clouds of blue Ceanothus and white clematis, with Bluebells and white Daffodils beneath the old fruit trees.
Japanese Garden Teddington
The family wanted a peaceful space with low maintenance planting which they could enjoy all year round.
A wooden boardwalk with steps was installed as a way of accessing the children’s play area at the rear of the garden.
The light stones in the Japanese style lift and lighten the garden especially in the winter months. The boulders provide a sense of space and backdrop for the dwarf evergreens.