Sunday, April 30, 2006

Twickenham low maintenance garden

This is a garden that we completed a month or so ago. The space was quite confined as the it runs uphill and is only 6'/1.8metres wide at its narrowest point. Japanese influences are strong in the stone layout and planting. The tall fences are all wired for the climbing plants and will look quite powerful when they are established. The client tells me that the garden looks superb at night so I will be going along to photograph the garden at night.

Twickenham courtyard garden update

Its nice when the decking starts to go down and create useable space. The client can then see the space develop.

We are now leaving to work in the South of France for the next two weeks, we left the site in as tidy a state as possible giving the client space to use. The deck is Ipe and is superb. Hard to lay and takes time to put down properly but the end result looks superb. We fix our hardwood decks with stainless steel screws and oli the deks to add further protection.

Saturday, April 22, 2006

Twickenham terrace, water feature and decking

Design for a terrace, water feature and large rock feature. Will look visually exciting.
Using hardwood decking built around the rock. I anticipate the rock will be at least a ton in weight. Should be interesting to instal.

Friday, April 21, 2006

Twickenham courtyard garden update

Fences all up, walls all up, ready now for building decking steps and built in seats.

Home Garden

Easter weekend was spent clearing my own garden. And apart from the fact that we can not clean the York stone paving due to the hose pipe ban it was a good start. The garden had been invaded badly by ground elder and this is a tough and difficult plant to remove. It does not even respond well to weedkiller. Anyway job done for the moment as it was all dug out. It will return, they say that one years growth of weed is five years misery. I will now be dealing with the other problems in the garden including replanning some of the beds.

Friday, April 14, 2006

Kingston upon Thames formal front garden

Formal front minimalist garden

Twickenham courtyard garden update

First week on site carrying out the groundworks and installing retaining wall and perimeter fences. Short week due to Easter holidays and weather variable from sunshine, heavy rain and furious winds. Progress good considering conditions.
Next week we will be putting in the services and decking.

Friday, April 07, 2006

Twickenham courtyard garden

This is a town garden that we are about to build.
We have made amendments to the scheme in order to meet the clients budget and this has been acheived. However this will have little effect on the overall look. The look is very modern and cosy with Willow screen walls, built in seating, hardwood decking, steel planters simple low maintenance planting

Drawing test 2

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Ibiza - Makeover time

Once yearly maintenenance & makeover carried out on clients garden in Cala Vadella, Ibiza. What a job 20degrees plus in March.

Twickenham sweeping garden, deck and waterfall

Little Japan in Hackney, East London

New garden in Hackney based upon a three hundred year old family garden from West Japan. The Design and installation was a colaboration between the owner Mike Dean and designer Andrew Fenney to try to acheive in a short period of time a reflection of the Garden of Mike's wifes parents garden in Japan.
More photos to follow following flowering of Azaleas.