At the end of last year we designed this small garden on a new development in Leiston. The soil and drainage was a concern, new developments do tend to suffer from both of these problems. As part of the house building, a small amount of paving was laid close to the house which the customer was keen to retain. The design adds to this surfacing to create a more interesting and attractive garden.
As with most of our projects we go backwards before going forwards – stripping the existing turf.
After the new paving and setts have been laid, the planting. Whilst the new plants are small it’s amazing how quickly they will grow to create a beautiful oasis.
After a few weeks of careful tending by the new owner, the planting is starting to fill in. Amongst the plants, an urn water feature lurks, bringing a cooling effect to the circular terrace by the house. In the back ground we have constructed something we call a ‘wrap wall’, a low wall which wraps around the terrace creating a more comfortable place to be. Taller plants will grow from behind this wall to give a softer feel.