Winter interest in the garden : Anglesey Abbey

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Plants for winter interest : It may be winter outside, but don’t forget there are plants which make the garden come alive at this time of year. Once the snow has cleared (or even before) it’s worth a trip to … Continue reading

Getting started in Totteridge

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November sees the start of a new garden design and landscaping project in Totteridge (or is it Whetstone, it’s difficult to know). This is a large suburban garden which has been used as a family garden for several years, but … Continue reading

Hardwood fencing and more

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It is always great to work with fine materials, and this week we’ve had the chance to create a beautiful hardwood fence for a Muswell Hill garden. The brief was to screen the neighbour’s new extension adjacent to the patio. … Continue reading

Review of 2010 – Chelmer Valley pavers

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This year we have laid two driveways using the excellent Chelmer Valley pavers.¬† Chelmer Valley, in their own words, produce ‘a fine fange of clay pavers and restoration bricks selected for their warnm colours’. Our first project, in Muswell Hill, … Continue reading

Review of 2010 – Loughton garden

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The front garden of a grand house in Loughton was in dire need of¬†renovation. The retaining walls were cracked and dangerous, the paving was a mixture of ill-matching paving materials and the sloping rockery needed a complete overhaul. The steps … Continue reading

Review of 2010 – Muswell Hill garden

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December has arrived, and it’s a chance to review the most interesting and exciting projects of the year. In Muswell Hill I had been talking to a local family about their ideas for their large back garden since 2005. The … Continue reading