Cantilevered benches in Wandsworth

This was a typical small fairly overgrown garden.  And considering it was small it had a mass of heavy large mature shrubs in it all which had become overgrown and ‘woody’.  It was time for a change so with a very simple garden design we created an immediate sense of space, clean lines and good […]

Raised bed planting in Wimbledon

This garden in Wimbledon had two long raised beds on either side – one side receiving a mass of sunshine and the other side fairly shady so the planting had to reflect that. Here are some of the plants we used: The colour palette was whites/greens, pinks, soft purples, bright and soft blues:  lavenders, nepetas, […]

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 […]

Red, yellow, orange, black, grey and green garden with plant list!

Red and yellow and orange and black and grey and green  contemporary garden     Here we have the garden as it is being built – you can see the paths going in Hideous concrete wall  40 M long to be masked by espalier fruit trees  This is a very large and unusual garden. It has […]

How contemporary sculpture mixes with New Vintage

How contemporary sculpture mixes with New Vintage I visited my friend Emma last week-end in Faversham, Kent.  You walk through the front door of her “town” house, through the house and very quickly find yourself in a small haven in the back garden which is hard-landscaped built on stone and broken up by lush planting […]