Garden refurbishment

About half of the deck was removed to make a play area for children (the trampoline is behind me), and a quiet seating spot. The lawn was taken up, extended and returfed, the rock borders remodelled and new planting added. The overgrown shrubs are slowly being reduced or replaced, this is an ongoing project. The small courtyard…

 

Whats’ been flowering this year, in my garden anyway

One of the flowers in my hedgerow, Rosa canina. Fremontodendron A weed? or good for the bees, Pilosella aurantiaca looking a bit like a sea anenome – Grevillea rosmarinifolia brilliant acid colours for months, Euphorbia schillingii Helianthus annuus – Velvet Queen, looks great. Multiple heads are a bonus

 

driveway – grassed

Off street parking with ground re-inforcing cells infilled with topsoil and seeded to make a drive on lawn. The cells take the direct weight of the car so the lawn isn’t worn down. Yorkstone slabs from the previous path were re-used, and slabs dug up when excavating for the driveway were used to make the…

 

courtyard – rocks – gravels – planting

A courtyard garden enclosed on three sides by white walls, designed for all the ages of occupants living in the owner-occupier flats it provides outside space for.

 

driveway – red porphry

The unseen surface of this driveway is recycled plastic cells which in this instance have been filled with red Porphry chippings. The cell structure, known as ground re-inforcing cells, allow for complete drainage of rainwater through them, so are very environmentally friendly. Originally the garden had a retaining wall of large boulders, these were re-used…

 

Japanese garden

A Japanese garden, well what the client and I agreed on after a good deal of research. The maxim is ‘less is more’ Astelia nervosa ‘Westinghouse’

 

Housing estate gardens & grounds

A small estate of town houses and flats. Lots of robust planting and turf. Aquilegia                                                                     Fargesia nitida

 

communal area seating & planting

On Camden High Street, a block of flats for a Housing Association, the first floor terrace needed seating and greenery. Nothing could be fixed down, nothing could be light enough to be lifted. My solution was to combine the seat with the planting and so give some privacy to anyone using the benches.

 
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