Clapham: north-east facing, light shade.
This tiny London courtyard was transformed, initially by our client commissioning a mural of Buddha, unique and an inspiration for the colour scheme.
The diagonal paving design makes the small courtyard garden look bigger and draws the eye to the mural.
A very tatty, old wall was given a new lease of life by painting it a rich dark grey, combined with teal coloured trellis for orange and pink climbing roses and Trachelospermum to ramble over. Lots of scents and bright colours.
The shady side-return now has an Oak raised bed planted with a beautiful Acer 'Shaina', visible from the kitchen and bathroom. It's a lovely focal point.
We installed LED lights under the conservatory step and across to the mural, giving a nice cosy glow.
'I found the process to be of the highest standard and thoroughly enjoyed my experience...My final garden looks impressive and is exactly what I wanted.'
Lots of colourful evergreen planting for year-round interest.
The trellis creates interesting shadows and when the climbers are established will create a sense of depth and texture. Soft, ethnic-style wall lights brighten up the evenings.