Category Archives: Townhouse Gardens

Another small garden in a new build home.

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I swear the house builders are dumping more rubbish than ever in peoples gardens! Just below the (badly layed) turf in this small garden was a huge amount of rubbish, mostly broken masonry and crushed concrete and what little soil I found was of the very poorest quality, more subsoil than top soil. It’s all […]

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Looking for a Landscaper in Northstowe?

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Then look no further. Here is another Northstowe garden I designed and landscaped this summer. This one is for a small but growing professional family who originate fro Southern France and Spain, They wanted a little taste of home in their garden and lots of entertaining and dining space for outdoor living. What I had […]

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‘The Cabin’ my new Garden Office

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It’s been on the back boiler for a while but in late 2017 I finally got around to building myself a new office in the garden. We have been remodelling the garden to a new design now that the children are older and this will be it’s 3rd incarnation in the 14 years or so […]

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Busy Year so far

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2017 has been a very busy year so far, quite a few interesting garden designs have already been fully landscaped in Peterborough, Chatteris, Cambridge, Ramsey, Huntingdon and Cambourne. I will be posting a short article on each as soon as time allows, but as we have had some very good weather this year, I have […]

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A short video showing a project from design to completion.

This garden was designed for a client in Cambourne, Cambridgeshire for a very small garden on the back of a new build home. The garden sloped down from the house to the bottom of the garden the view from the back window was mainly of the side-wall of the house behind them, so I needed […]

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Winters have passed, good designs last.

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My inspiration for this post came when I received an email from an old customer which began, “You transformed our wonderful garden, many moons ago, in Cambourne…”     I’d forgotten this one but, having been reminded, it is certainly worth sharing in a post as it is a good example of how a good […]

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Modern Small Garden

Small gardens are very much the norm these days. They also tend to lack any privacy and can leave the owners feeling very exposed and uncomfortable about being overlooked by dozens of neighbouring windows.   It’s not often a practical solution to screen the garden with extra high fences and tall trees and shrubs as […]

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Contemporary Townhouse Garden

The rising cost of land and pressure for more housing has seen a huge rise in the popularity of town house accompanied by a trend for ever shrinking garden sizes.   First floor lounges and balconies are a great place to view your garden from, and for showing up a poor or weak design. Strong […]

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The smallest garden I have ever designed

This garden is exceptionally small, in fact there is barely enough room for a rotary washing line. Good design can make all the difference where space is limited by maximising the potential of every square inch. I this instance the garden has been realigned so that the new axis is from the kitchen doors to […]

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Vegetable plots can look stylish.

Many years ago I had the privilege of dining at Raymond Blancs restaurant, Le Manoir Aux Petit Quat Saisons, in Oxfordshire, there he has a particularly impressive vegetable garden where they grow many of the herbs and vegetables used in the restaurant. This productive garden only resembles your Grandad’s allotment tin so much as it is […]

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