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Contemporary Garden Hitchin

Contemporary Garden Hitchin

Where: A back garden in Hitchin. Who: A family with two teenage children. Why: 1. To take a north facing garden and re-design it into a place to relax and socialise in.  2. A bold angular shape was used for the patio and cedar trellis . 3. The garden was then re-planted  throughout with shrubs and grasses to … 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 Front Garden Design

Hitchin Front Garden Design

Front Gardens are often overlooked and end up as somewhere to park the car or dump the wheelie bins. However, they can be as attractive as a back garden given a little imagination and plant knowledge. The brief for this front garden in Hitchin was to make it very low maintenance but enhance the house and … 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 Path Design Ideas

Garden Path Design Ideas

I love the ‘Woodstone Sleepers’ product that is available through Marshalls. It replicates traditional wooden railway sleepers but is made from concrete. This makes it stronger and easy to maintain.  I used the dark brown colour to make a stepping stone path to access the shed in the Hitchin garden I blogged about previously. The use … Continue reading

Autumn Flowers – Japanese Anemones

Autumn Flowers – Japanese Anemones

Autumn flowers are a welcome sight in any garden and provide a strong splash of colour as the days become greyer. Anemome x hybrida ‘Honorine Jobert’ is my favourite choice for the garden now and are looking fantastic in my Hitchin garden. It stands about a metre tall making a strong statement and has masses … 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

Evergreen Clematis ‘Wisley Cream’

Evergreen Clematis ‘Wisley Cream’

If you haven’t got the space in your garden for a clematis armandii but would like a clematis that is evergreen – consider planting one of these. It’s one of my favourites and is called clematis cirrhosa ‘Wisley Cream’. It has small, creamy, bell-shaped flowers and mid-green leaves that are retained throughout the year. It … Continue reading