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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

Hitchin Family Garden Design

Hitchin Family Garden Design

I knew last year had been busy for me but I hadn’t realised that 8 months had gone by since I last blogged! So, I’m going to post some of my favourite pictures of some recent gardens that I have designed in and around Hitchin. The brief for this garden was to create a space … Continue reading

Garden Design  Adding Autumn Colour

Garden Design Adding Autumn Colour

Designing gardens means using plants that will look good throughout the year. Autumn is one of my favourite seasons for colour. The rich yellows, oranges and reds are a welcome sight in the garden as everything else is dying back. Dogwoods make exceptional plants for winter interest because of their brightly coloured bark. Cornus alba Kesselringii is … Continue reading

Garden Design Ideas Using Architectural Plants Agapanthus

Garden Design Ideas Using Architectural Plants Agapanthus

Architectural plants are what give our gardens form, colour and drama. Garden designers love their strong and distictive shapes and one of my favourites is agapanthus. They are strikingly beautiful plants with intensely coloured flowers that originate from South Africa. Agapanthus have lush strappy leaves and upright strong stems that are topped with balls of flowers. Incredibly versatile … Continue reading

Garden Design Favourite Perennials – Astrantia

Garden Design Favourite Perennials – Astrantia

Every garden designer has their favourite plants. Astrantias are one of my favourite perennials for this time of year. I love their wiry stems and delicate flowers. Once used in cottage garden borders they now work equally well planted with grasses in a contemporary setting. Astrantias are easy to grow and will tolerate full sun or … Continue reading