A newly built house near Tetbury presents its garden as a blank canvas. This planting plan is designed to furnish the garden and take a reasonable time to maintain.
This is a garden I have known since childhood, so this year I drew a picture of it and sent it to clients as a Christmas card.
A Fresh Look and a Fresh Listen
New parts of a garden near Bradford were planned and planted. The client says it looks lovely and I agree with him.
Forthcoming Project 2016
'This garden is due to be built in the early part of 2016. At the moment it is a brutalist arrangement of paving and walls. The main aim of the design is to soften and ornament the space with the calming effect of grass and white roses. '
This garden was built in January 2016. It is a small space outside an old cottage. Previously it contained nothing more than a very straggly lawn. We decided to have a gravel garden and some paving softened with a some raised beds. The planting has now been done and is growing nicely.
Old English Planting
A bed had been revealed after a hedge was removed. The plan was to have roses and old fashioned plants that needed little maintenance.
Plants for a Shady Garden
A small garden needed to be completely overhauled and given colour throughout the year. Shade loving plants with a restricted palette of blue, white and a bit of pink were chosen.
More Summer Colour
A corner of a London garden needed brighter colour in Summer through to Autumn. The plan was to have an instant effect with many plants in a small area.
A Circular Planting
The project was to suggest planting around a stone retaining wall. A survey was done and a planting plan produced. The site is exposed so the plants needed to be fairly hardy. They were chosen to have a blue, yellow and pink palette. The planted area is on a slope and the design contains ground hugging plants, viewed closely to ones that will grow to 1 metre, seen from other parts of the garden.
This garden is a sweet little space in the middle of town. I needed to do a survey of the existing garden and hard landscaping to produce a scaled plan. After much consultation with the client and exploration of their preferences I created a planting plan to bring colour and interest to the space. I then planted and gardened through the summer and we were both pleased with the result.