Asked to turn a small rear courtyard garden with looming conifer branches from large neighbouring properties trees making it feel both small & dark.
Following a consultation with the clients they wanted somewhere to sit & enjoy a morning coffees, evening meals all with low maintenance levels & dog proof.
The finished product gives more light, feeling of space, points of interest and breaks up the oblong shape with curves of paving, planting & limestone shingle. Planting was designed to give season long interest with simplicity of maintenance and with lots of evergreen plants with different textures & foliage types & colour will look nearly as good in winter as it does in summer.
With all the old boundary fencing removed a horizontal slat fence was installed looking both neat, sympathetic to the design & also lets light filter through at angles from to plants either side, breezes can pass through refreshing air in the garden whilst maintaining screening privacy when viewed horizontally.
Front aspect walls repaired, borders cleared & weeded with new plants for gaps giving low maintenance interest.
Garden finished & left all ready for the clients new garden furniture to go in & enjoy!