• Create a better seating area • Improve access to the garage • Find an area for the bins • Replace and improve the planting • Keep a good chunk of the lawn
• Replace and increase the size of the existing patio • Create a pathway from the front door to the garden using slabs in gravel • Curve the lawn to allow better flow to the garage • Take out the hedge (1.5 meters wide!) and replace with fencing to increase the width of the drive • Build a screen to provide more privacy when in the garden • Build a bin and log shed on the side of the house • A second seating area to get the morning sun and make the most of the view • Dig out new, extended beds
• Large shrubs (Fatsia japonica, Cotinus coggygria) • Small evergreen shrubs for evergreen interest (Euonymous ’Emerald n’Gaiety’, Hebe puingefolia Sutherlandii) • Architectural plants (Phormium ‘Golden Ray’) • Perennials: Heuchera ‘Binoche’, Persicaria speciosa
Widening the gravel drive and shaping the lawn means that access to the garages does not have to involve driving over the lawn anymore! Rather than looking at the surrounding properties the curved screen at the back provides an eye catching focal point as well as privacy.
The view from that corner is great and the planting provides further screening. I focused on colourful foliage and evergreen shrubs for a client who needs a low maintenance planting scheme.