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Pirton Courtyard Garden

Pirton Courtyard Garden

Where: The village of Pirton near Hitchin Who: A  young family Why: 1. To transform a small, neglected garden into an inviting garden to relax and socialise in. 2. To replace the lawn with paving and gravel for easy maintenance. 3. To create two areas for seating and eating. 4. To use modern, architectural plants with a restricted … Continue reading

Hitchin Courtyard Garden

Hitchin Courtyard Garden

When I initially visited this garden it had a tired lawn and large overgrown shrubs that dominated the small space. It was also disjointed with a separate seating area at the bottom of the garden which was never used. My brief was to replace the  lawn with paving and create a courtyard garden which would … Continue reading

Hitchin Courtyard Garden

Hitchin Courtyard Garden

A garden to relax in but also easy to maintain were two of the main objectives for this garden design in Hitchin. The original lawn had seen better days and it was decided from the very start to get rid of it and create a courtyard style garden instead. The lawn was replaced with an attractive Indian sandstone which lifted … Continue reading

Garden Design Ideas – French Style

Garden Design Ideas – French Style

Garden design styling can enhance any garden regardless of it’s size. Choosing the right furniture, containers or even sculpture can transform an interesting garden into a really stunning space. I saw this circular metal seat recently on holiday in France and thought it looked beautiful. It makes the tree a real focal point in the courtyard … Continue reading

Easy Plants for a Front Garden

Easy Plants for a Front Garden

Front gardens often get neglected and dismissed when it comes to plants. But a small area can still look great if planted well. Choosing low maintenance, slow growing evergreens is one way of providing texture and colour all year round. This courtyard front garden worked well keeping the planting simple with interesting foliage. Euonymus are … Continue reading

Snowdrop Showtime

Snowdrop Showtime

My spirits lift when I see snowdrops. For such a small flower they give  enormous pleasure at what is such a gloomy time of year. However small or large your garden snowdrops are a must for this time of year. They will delight even the grumpiest and reluctant gardener with their simple yet elegant beauty. … Continue reading

Spring Flowering Containers

Spring Flowering Containers

Containers are perfect for patio or courtyard garden designs where planting space is at a premium. They allow you to be bold with colour and create a short lived but dramatic focal point. I planted these bright red tulips last Autumn in a terracotta pot and have taken great pleasure from their intense yet fresh … Continue reading