Wednesday 21 January 2015

Country Garden, Tremore Valley

This large open garden tucked away in the Tremore Valley, south of Wadebridge, is a blank canvas on which the clients want to create a garden in keeping with the surroundings, something very green and natural. 

The design below shows the curving line of a rock garden that will wrap around lawn close to the house, with a bog garden where the land is wettest.

Groupings of shrubs will curve around grassy areas, creating separate and private seating spaces.

Work to create the garden has started this month.
Large boulders, discovered on site, will create the gently curving rock garden....these have been laid out first....

...but this wet weather is making working conditions difficult!  Progress updates to follow...

Friday 16 January 2015

Winter Blooms

There is so much garden interest even in winter, and my garden is full of winter blooms, from early quince buds and flowers, to winter jasmine below (Lonicera nitida)...

and white periwinkle (Vinca), which just shine out in a shady corner...

and of course the snowdrop.

Small Courtyard Garden, Tintagel

A new plan for a small courtyard in Tintagel.   The clients want to create a space that flows out from their garden room, with similar slate flooring. A new rendered and painted wall, to match the house, will enclose the courtyard.  Built in seating in the sunniest spot, raised beds, as well as making the boundary wall an integral part of the design will really maximise the limited space. 

Fantastic Feedback for Bude Garden

We've had some fantastic feedback from the clients of the coastal garden at Bude...
"We just wanted to thank you for the lovely way you redesigned our garden, with a mixture of our ideas, your flare for design and in positioning things in just the right places, we have a garden that continually delights us.  The landscaper was an excellent one as his painstaking efforts have made a beautiful garden, one which will flourish for many years to come."