• Level lawn • Raised vegetable beds • Pond • Additional seating area • Improve boundary for privacy • Better access from the front to the back
• Raising the boundary walls, infill and turf to level the lawn • Creating level lawn terraces by introducing sleeper steps • Introducing sleepers to create easy access vegetable beds on a gradient • Custom made pond with stone finish from a local quarry and planted with ferns • Slabs set in gravel with raised flower beds to catch the last of the sun • Horizontally staggered larch fencing to ensure privacy whilst not losing the view • Creating a pathway from the back gate to the existing terrace • Introduce lighting for both security/safety reasons and ambiance
• Box cones and grasses for all year around structure • Ferns around the pond • Black bamboo to break up the horizontal lines of the fence • Ornamental cherry and silver weeping pear • In the beds a colour scheme of mainly white flowering perennials • Purple Heuchera’s and bronze grasses for added foliage interest • A variety of Alliums, white Tulips and Narcissi
After we had the extension put on we were left with a short, sloping lawn with overgrown shrubs. We contacted Marianne and she presented us with great solutions to the problems we had. As a result we now have a garden which has everything we've ever wanted; a great pond, fruit and vegetables, flowerbeds and great places to sit at various times of the day! We love it!
This garden had a challenging shape; completing an extension left an awkward, sloping and short garden. Replacing the fence after building up the back boundary to create a level space allowed us to frame the best parts of the view whilst hiding the back of the neighbours’ unsightly shrubbery. This was achieved by staggering the horizontally slatted larch planks from high to low. The gaps between the planking gives an air of screening rather than blocking which has the effect of boxing the space in.
A substantial pond with cascading water, enlarging existing beds and creating new planting areas makes the ‘shortness’ of the garden disappear as there is so much of interest so close to the house whilst retaining the ‘borrowed’ landscape beyond.