Changing Scenery

Teddington TW11: flat, south facing back garden.

This garden had been semi-refurbished 3 years ago but the plan was uninspiring and the paving was failing. Our job was to make what was there, work much better. We had a lawn and two small areas of black limestone paving. The back of the garden was dominated by overgrown Prunus.

We kept the lawn, repaired and remodelled some of the paving, adding matching setts as an edging and black grout, to add a bit of character. The bare, dark area at the rear of the garden now has a lovely shady space to sit in contrast to the sunny patio near the house.

Three, tall pleached Photinia were planted in a new raised bed to screen the house beyond, complimented by shady plants below. Panels of corten steel provide an ever-changing backdrop as they rust, they look great, set against the black painted fence behind. Blue-greys and fresh greens with orange highlights. An old neglected Acer has been given a new place to live and a large rust finish planter houses an Olive to continue the colour theme.

The rest of the garden was planted with a screen of six pleached Hornbeam and carefully chosen plants for all seasons.

Before we started this was an unused area of the garden and was an uninspiring view from the house.

Work in progress, always tidy. Attention to detail makes a big difference. We pride ourselves on the quality of our work.

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