Category Archives: Landscaping projects

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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Back to Cambourne

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Just completed another design and proposal for a garden in Upper Cambourne, It must be fifteen years since I created the first of my gardens in Lower Cambourne.     Gardens in this area always suffer from a very heavy clay soil and more often than not, drainage problems. In this case the garden will […]

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Refreshing a Cambourne Family Garden with an all new design

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Pets and children had all taken their toll on this Cambourne family garden. It was in desperate need of  a new look. I incorporated retaining walls of sleepers to split the garden into multiple levels and make it much simpler to keep the lawn cut and tidy.   The original garden have several plants worthy […]

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A new design for an old garden.

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Here my clients had a very well maintained garden which they had obviously taken good care of but, it was quite dull and they wanted more form and structure to make it a garden that would be worthy of their efforts to maintain it.       I used Indian sandstone paving and artificial grass […]

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New Design for a garden on a sloping site

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I’ve just completed this simple design for a garden on a sloping site. Situated on a new build estate in Godmanchester, Cambridgeshire, this presented several issues which needed to be addressed by the garden design. Firstly the pergola with the screened back is to reduce the impact of pedestrians passing along the footpath just beyond […]

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Only want a new patio?

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I don’t only do full garden makeovers, if all you want is a new patio that has been well constructed and will last for years to come, then I am the man for that too!  

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Where to put your patio?

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Most people I speak to still hold the conventional view that their patio should be immediately outside their back doors. In my experience this is not so in more than half of the designs I create. In this example we can see that the garden slopes up sharply from the back of the house. The […]

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The first project of 2019

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The first new garden design of 2019 is already well underway. landscaping began before Christmas with clearing the site and putting up new boundary fences, At the beginning of 2019 the foundations went in and construction on the retaining walls and hard landscaping elements has already started. There is still a lot to do, next […]

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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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An Awkward family garden

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Here is another example of how I make best use of an awkward shaped garden. In this case it is also a very small space attached to a new build house in St Neots, Cambridgeshire. Here I use one of the most versatile tricks in a garden designer’s playbook, which is to change the orientation […]

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