An Italian garden in Clapham

Italian garden in Clapham This was a hard landscaped garden which was not only uncared for but also had suffered the rigours of an Alsatian puppy’s activities throughout the Spring!  It was really looking more like a back yard!  The owner wanted to transform it into a lighter, more private and welcoming space – in […]

Classical AND contemporary garden in Wandsworth

This garden really only needed a facelift, but it had to be done in a sympathetic way to fit the beautiful York paving already in place and the high brick wall at the end of the garden.  We built the right hand side wall and the raised beds at the front of the garden making […]

A shrub for January – Gorse!

I had been thinking all this month about what should be my January shrub and hadn’t come to any conclusions,  leaving it rather late and then I was in Suffolk this week-end on the Heritage Coast near Dunwich and saw this spectacular display of gorse – with its fabulous fragrance.  This is a wonderful and […]

Back to Black

With acknowledgement to my dear friend Alexandra Campbell her recent blog http://www.themiddlesizedgarden.co.uk/9-things-to-do-differently-in-the-garden-this-year/ has drawn attention to the use of black paint in gardens which I have been using in my garden designs for some time now  and here below are some pictures which might show you the ‘power of black’.  If you have an old fence which […]

Caroline Garland’s ‘capsule’ garden

  This is a very small narrow garden which is seen from the owners’ flat above and is reached by a narrow passage running along side the house. At the back of the garden is a church with pretty windows.  The owners wanted a light, contemporary and easy to maintain garden.   I thought if […]

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