• Contemporary in style • Screening from neighbours • Shed/studio for him/her • White flowering plants • Lawn for the dog • Front garden (roadside) for dining and lounging • Low level maintenance
• Back garden is North facing: take the terrace to the middle of the garden • Surround the terrace by raised beds to help with screening issues • Create a ‘walk’ for the dog by laying a lawn around the edges of the space • Bespoke horizontally slatted fencing combined with pleached trees to provide maximum screening from neighbours unsightly greenhouses • Front garden: Follow the symmetry of the house by laying two circular terraces on either side of the porch • Wrap part of the terraces in screens: vertical rounded posts, cut in various heights
• White flowering perennials, silver foliage plants including weeping pear • Multi stemmed silver birches with striking white bark • Pleached Carpinus Betulus for screening to 3 metres high • Front garden: Black bamboos and Stipa arundinacea around the granite circles • Prunus cerasifera ‘Nigra’; purple leaved ornamental cherry
The terrace is laid in grey Indian sandstone and the surrounding raised beds have been constructed out of sleepers to keep down the cost; a stainless steel blade water feature built in to the raised bed adds a water fall sound onto pebbles. A shed in one corner and a studio in the other provides his and hers space connected by stepping stones in the lawn and multi stemmed birches at the back boundary.
From the lounge the new fence with the pleached trees obscure the outlook on next doors green houses. The lawn surrounds the raised beds and terrace and makes a walk in the garden with the dog go a long way.