Cobbles in a residential Clapham garden – fabulous effect!

There is absolutely no point in trying to explain in exact detail how to lay cobbles in general as you can find this information on the exceptional site offered by the Paving Expert – see the link below.  At the end of the page I have given rough dimensions for our specific build, but really […]

Wreaths and garlands for Christmas

Once again I am making beautiful wreaths and garlands for Christmas.  Here are some examples of the wreaths that I make.  For a medium sized wreath I charge £42.  They are entirely traditional and are covered in gourds, berries, cinnamon sticks, cones etc.  For the garlands I will charge £48 per metre and most mantelpieces […]

Choose a good landscape contractor

I am a garden designer and more to the point I am a very lucky garden designer as I am married to a  very good landscape contractor, Peter Garland of Townscapes Landscape contractors Why is this particularly lucky? 10 good reasons: It doesn’t matter how clever and detailed your garden design is, if you […]

Garden design: Steps in Balham, Belgravia, Wandsworth, Battersea and Fulham

“Garden design” tends to conjure up a picture of grand designs and fanciful creativity but very often the London or urban garden designer finds themself dealing with the technical minutiae of building steps and retaining walls with obviously a good deal of paving and brickwork thrown in for good measure.  Here  I deal with steps.  […]

How wrong can a London garden designer be? My Balham client knew best!

Cladding How wrong can a designer be?! My Balham client knew best! The original retaining wall in this sloping garden was nearer to the house (the owners having built out into the garden for a big kitchen extension) and so to create a patio area we had to push back the garden quite considerably behind […]

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