Summer Solstice in the garden

I was delighted this evening to receive these photos from my customer with the caption ‘Just look what you have created for us! We absolutely love the garden!’ The lighting gives the extra wow factor for balmy summer evenings, provided by www.lightyourgarden.co.uk  . Pleached hornbeams give verdant screening and along with plenty of lush evergreens, …

Charred cretan pot water feature

A satisfying end to a busy week with the completion of this water feature: a large charred cretan terracotta pot, supplied by www.potsandpithoi.com and installed by landscapers www.harringtonbrothers.co.uk More photos to come on this newly planted garden featuring pleached hornbeam trees, Pyrus ‘Chanticleer’ screening trees, Chelmer valley pavers www.chelmervalley.co.uk , lighting and a paved seating area with …

Pruned Pittosporum

pittosporum-pruned

This variegated pittosporum ‘tree’ has been pruned to reveal the lower branches, which is a great idea. Pittosporums are bought as shrubs, and they tend to grow into rather unshapely lumps….and then keep growing to tree height! Once they get to this height, they look great pruned in this way, especially in a small garden. …

Yew domes

Yew Domes

Topiary domes are all the rage! I have to share with you these Yew domes, they look divine dotted alternately along an organic shaped pathway. They are arranged so that the foliage overlaps over the path – it wouldn’t be the same otherwise. The whole effect is just gorgeous! Designed by Adam Frost for Chelsea …

Willow sculptures

These boxing hares are a great addition to this country garden. My client chose them herself for the centre of a large herbaceous border benefitting from a focal point. All sorts of animal willow sculptures like these are available now, pigs….horses, elephants! Sculptures or ornaments in the garden can hold special memories or meaning which …