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Back garden design

Posted by julia on May 25, 2014 at 4:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Here is a plan view of the design that I've come up for our back garden. I've laid out the garden at 45degrees, and placed focal points at various location to try to draw you in a particular direction. The plan is to keep the two existing patios and link them with a path. And because the existing patios use some fairly boring concrete pavers, I'm hoping to inject some interest by using country cobles/granite sets at a 45 degree angle on the connecting path. 



Back garden as-is

Posted by julia on May 17, 2014 at 4:15 AM Comments comments (0)

A few views of the backgarden as it looked last year. We inherited the patios with the house. Currently the two patios and one concrete slab don't connect with each other in any way. Plus both patios are a bit small, particularly for the Jamie Oliver firepit set with 8 chairs. And the other problems we have are the telegraph pole next door, and the proximity of the other neighbour. The garden is wide and shallow so, we need to find a way to make it feel more open. Anyway, those are the problems, and here is what it looked like last year. 



The pergola

Posted by julia on May 7, 2014 at 4:25 PM Comments comments (0)

We are currently working on the back garden. Wide and shallow in shape, the design is aimed to zig zag the path through the space, so that it feels bigger. The pergola is built around the existing patio. 

The plants will be foliage and structure. Grasses and ferns. Colour scheme white, green and purple - very Wimbledon.