Tuesday 8 November 2016

Padstow Garden

These are the before pictures of the Padstow garden currently being built.  It is in a lovely location with beautiful views out over the estuary.  Laid mainly to lawn with old veg beds and neglected borders.  It was in need of a real make-over and a new lease of life for a busy working family.

The garden will be redesigned keeping the greenhouse and providing proper steps up to the garden where an old wall and makeshift brick steps are.

A new seating terrace is to be created in the lawn in front of the greenhouse....
And this retaining wall and old overgrown border is to be completely renovated into a contemporary planter bordering onto the new terrace.  See below.
Work in progress...

The old veg beds have had a complete make-over with timber pergola frames for climbers.  The old grass and garden rubbish has been stripped away ready for new turf and new borders. 
More updates to follow on....

Friday 9 September 2016

Padstow Garden Design

A new design for a garden in Padstow.  The design incorporates several existing features to be retained, such as a greenhouse, and breathes new life into this garden overlooking the Camel estuary.
A small illustrative sketch.
Work on the garden build will start later this autumn.

Polzeath Garden

The planting in the Polzeath garden has really taken off.  Below the plants when just planted..... 
Nepeta, Achillia and Helichrysum growing well and flowering in this hot and sunny site...
Santolina , Stachys and Stipa gigantea starting to fill out...

Osteospurmums planted beneath a hedge of Olearia to provide colour but also to act as a weed suppressing and flowering mat.

The blue of the Nepeta works beautifully with the fresh green of the artificial lawn (you really can't tell the difference!).

Monday 27 June 2016

Summer Border at Port Isaac

The large mixed border just outside Port Isaac has really filled out well again this year. 
The Achillea and Nepeta work so well and are repeated throughout this long curving border...

Astrantia is really happy in this border...
You can see here, Astrantia, Nepeta, Stachys and Digitalis amongst many others...

Pale 'Barnsley Baby' Lavatera punctuates the border and is a real focal point...
Phlomis italica is another plant that is repeated along the border and works so well with the perennial colour around it...
More photos later as the border develops with the season...

Bude Rural Garden

This new design is for a large rural garden just south of Bude.  The clients wanted no hard landscaping as some earth shaping had already been done, but wanted ideas on how to create different garden spaces within this large area with planting and soft landscaping.

New Polzeath Garden Progress

The 'before' photo shows the garden as it was, just rough lawn that the rabbits dug up with a few old and neglected shrubs around the boundaries.....
The clients' brief was for a garden to be in keeping with style of the contemporary build house. 
The lines are clean and curving with a private sunken seating area and  pathway through the garden that allows all the key areas to be accessed easily, and with a dedicated parking bay at the entrance to the garden.

A bird's eye view - areas of lawn (artificial turf to ease maintenance and thwart the rabbits) still need to be laid, as well as the paving on the terrace and path....photos to follow

Tuesday 19 April 2016

North Cornwall Coastal Garden

This exciting coastal garden at Polzeath is now under construction. 
A sunken circular patio provides privacy and sunny sheltered seating with sea views. 

A sunken pathway through the garden leads you from the
entrance past the sunken patio and up to the house.

A large circular planting border will surround the seating,
and planting will run along and soften the walling.

The planting will be suited to the coastal situation and will include
Agapanthus, Osteospurmums, Rosemary, Palms........

Monday 29 February 2016

Terraced Garden near St Neot, North Cornwall

New plans for a sloping garden near St Neot.

There are existing level borders creating by a retaining wall, but the clients want to extend the garden upwards to include the rest of the sloping garden. The plans provide pathways for the slopes and additional terraced borders and paths with a seating area at the top of the garden to take in the views