Garden Concept

Thursday 3 April, 2008

This particular site is a small semi-shaded garden in the city suburbs. Making the most use of this space for relaxing and entertaining calls for removal of the lawn, which never flourished anyway. We have put an 11’6” Rotunda where it catches the most evening sunshine. There is a low circular wall built with Curved Reesig wall blocks and capped with no 6 Rotunda shapes. The wall is only single-faced with concrete blocks to the rear. The space between the rotunda and the house is paved with Weathered Riven Paving in mixed colours laid in a random pattern. The whole patio is edged with a single row of Reesig wall blocks capped with Soldier Toppers. This border creates a slightly raised bed allowing for easier planting in ground that will have plenty of roots from the existing hedges. We have also included an optional Fibre Glass Water Feature that can be dressed up with quarry rock to look quite beautiful. Planting will be suited to semi-shade making the most of the sunnier spots. It will be a big enough area and will bring back the greenery that was lost by the removal of the lawn. Bark mulch will be added to the beds to suppress weeds and enrich the soil. The whole feel of the garden will be that of a city sanctuary. The existing tree will give dappled shade and more privacy. The result will be a welcoming and usable space.

Ann Daly
Garden Designer


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