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This pond in East Sussex had such a lovely curve at the approach end from the house that I decided to extend the design of the new decking over the pond and follow the curve for one end to the other.Once the wood silvers in colour it will look like it has always been there. Large sways of ornamental grasses and perennial plants will link up the pond to the house and create a real journey from the courtyard garden of the back of the house to the pond, whereas at the moment thee is just lawn....
We completely cleared this small Brighton courtyard, laid grey Indian sandstone and brought in three cloud pruned Olive trees. (It was a miracle we got them through the house.)On the steps we used a bespoke ornamental tile and the Olives are underplanted with Allium Purple Sensations, Libertia peregrinas, Geranium White-ness, Verbena bonsariensis and Gaura. This underplanting will take over from the Alliums to provide lasting summer and Winter interest....
This garden design, which we implemented this February, aims at creating what you might find in an hour walking in the countryside, into a single space.We extended the patio and made new brick planters with more formal planting.We created a formal lawn from high quality turf and in the remainer of the large lawn area we seeded with acid perennial wildflowers and an annual cornflower mix. This wildflower meadow will flow down the garden and on the right hand side reach a new wildlife pond.Behind ...