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New Design – Rippled Circles

This is one of this year’s designs for a suburban garden near Blackwood in South Wales.  The original space, although a great size,  lacked function and definition so we created a design which unified and maximised the space with sweeping curves rippling out from the circular deck.  A new patio and barbecue area with herb garden was added adjacent to the house.  Now finished and planted the owners are delighted.

These are just a few taster photos – the full design page will be up on our website soon

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New Design – Minimalist White Chic Urban Garden

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We transformed this small garden in Roath, Cardiff into a modern and contemporary entertaining space.  By removing the old garage that wasn’t really used we increased the overall space by more than a third allowing two  separate areas – dining and cooking, as well as lush specimen planting.

Contrasting materials including sawn sandstone and composite decking were used to provide a clean crisp finish.  Lighting and a water feature that works it’s way through the length of the garden completed the effect.

You can see more of this design and the finished garden here

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Site Visit – Steeply Sloping Front Garden


This is a steeply sloping, wide but shallow front garden that we planted last year.  Originally turfed and a nightmare to maintain it was a typical new build garden.  Poor soil and grass that was struggling.  We renewed the soil and stripped off the turf.  Then we used new FSC timber sleepers to create mini-tiers.  We chose an Amelanchier candanensis as a feature tree against the bare two storey brick wall.  It’s a great small tree with lovely blossom as you can see from the pictures, and even better autumn colour.

The rest of the site was planted with a mix of shrubs and herbaceous perennials to give year round interest.  Mixed green and blue slate of different grades were used as a deep mulch.

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New Design – Knot Garden with Holly Standards


We’re finally getting around to adding some more recent designs to our gallery.  Here’s a knot garden that we put in for a client last year along the front of their contemporary house in Cardiff.  We’re pleased how it is establishing. Knot Gardens are great as they are low maintenance (trim once or twice a year) and provide evergreen structure and form to the space.  With this one we set off the box hedging with slate cube planters with topiary holly and golden flint gravel.  Other male hollies were planted elsewhere in the garden to ensure berries.  For an extra touch we added blue silver Crocus tommasinianus to the containers for early spring interest.

You can find the full detail and lots of photos and design images here

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