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New Challenge - Construction of very small garden.

mossy

By mossy

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I was asked by the friend of a customer to design and construct a small very low maintenance garden with plenty of colour, in a new built house. The garden as left by the builders was just a lawn and small patio.
She readily accepted my design. I tend not to do the actual hard landscaping but leave that a very good builder I know, who is happy to work under my supervision.
The building work was carried out exactly to my requirements and I was then able to purchase the plants and soil (ericacious and ordinary top soil) and carry out the planting. My idea was to have a 95% evergreen garden as I look at it as an extension to the living room.

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oh that looks fabulous!! Perfect low maintainence but with good plants and interest..

1 Jun, 2011

 

I bet they are thrilled! Great extension to the fence using the trellis, and it's just perfect Fabrice, like a show garden, but real and practical. Perfect use of the tiny space, and it is just what you planned, an extra outdoor room! Brilliant!

1 Jun, 2011

 

Wow what a brilliant and intricate design. It looks wonderful now but will be even better once the plants have filled out. The owners must be thrilled with it, lucky them!

1 Jun, 2011

 

Very Very clever, excellent use of space, it looks much bigger I'm very impressed and I am sure you have some very happy customers.

1 Jun, 2011

 

What a great job, I love it!

1 Jun, 2011

 

Wow - it's great.

1 Jun, 2011

 

What a transformation! It was so depressing before, and now look at it! Gorgeous :-)

1 Jun, 2011

 

You have worked a miracle in your friends' garden, Fabrice. It is beautiful structurally and you have added a great mix of planting. I can see the advantage of having taller plants in the garden....my garden lady was telling me today that is what I need to add to our garden remake, along with evergreens/winter flowering shrubs.

I am certain your friends will be delighted with your workmanship and design and will have a garden space/room they can enjoy for many years. Just need lots of sunshine to compliment the superb surrounds :)

1 Jun, 2011

 

You've designed a lovely curvy garden Fabrice, it looks great, it will be so easy to look after too, I'm sure your friends are delighted with it! I love the colour of the fence too, and with the beautiful trellising on top it adds a really lovely finishing touch, you're very talented! Well done to the builder too! Lovely clean job!

2 Jun, 2011

 

GREAT BY ALL MEANS.

2 Jun, 2011

 

wow

2 Jun, 2011

 

I love the way you've added curves to a very box-like space. Even before the plants start growing it looks an inviting space to sit in.

2 Jun, 2011

 

What a lovely garden you have done, I love the curve,s so different it look's so nice :-)

2 Jun, 2011

 

OK - so even i am gobsmacked .... what a fantastic way to utilise a very small space ... just given me an idea for my unfinished patio ...!!!!

2 Jun, 2011

 

Wow Mossy! I love all those curves

2 Jun, 2011

 

What a difference! It looks like a lot of hard work but it will be there for years to come. It will look great when the plants have had time to establish. I hope your clients are very happy :)

2 Jun, 2011

 

that is just beautiful. well done you. are you making it for chelsea next year?
i love the planting and those fabulous stone walls. it must be a very real pleasure to sit in that garden.

2 Jun, 2011

 

Just love it Mossy !!

2 Jun, 2011

 

Wow what a star designer you are!! I love it, they will spend hours of pleasure just sitting and looking at their beautiful surroundings, you are a very clever person.

2 Jun, 2011

 

i couldnt agree more oliveoil ~ so creative, innovative, artistic and im so glad i belong to GoY!!!

2 Jun, 2011

 

What a joy to see excellent

2 Jun, 2011

 

A lovely balance between the sculptured look of the hard landscaping and the planting.
For a low maintenance garden it has a lot to offer.

2 Jun, 2011

 

Now that is beautiful, I just love all the raised planters, superb.

2 Jun, 2011

 

If only the budget stretched to a low-maintenance garden like you can create, Mossy. You do a wonderful job. I like the way you've trimmed back the fatsia (?..I think that is the name of the huge plant that was first placed dead centre and is now tucked in the corner). Really works now!

3 Jun, 2011

 

Wow! Great small garden design - very artistic. It will be amazing for the owners to to have a completely different view.

3 Jun, 2011

 

I specially like the way you have given the garden different levels and heights and also the new green of the fencing with curved trellis above to compliment the curves below and green colour to bring out the planting in the garden.
Very very interesting

3 Jun, 2011

 

WOW! If only you had been around when I paid for my small garden to be re-designed about 5 years ago!

4 Jun, 2011

 

that's a very nice design mossy, like the different split levels, really draws the eyes around..

4 Jun, 2011

 

A treat to look at, very well done. Quite the professional!

5 Jun, 2011

 

WOW, that is a beautiful little garden! It's amazing how you've taken a dull little enclosed space and opened it up and added height, it looks so inviting! Love the curvy stonework too. 10/10

5 Jun, 2011

 

Great design, have a similar design idea in my garden which is small. Adding height by raising the borders worked well in my garden and hid our garden shed very well. The added height in your garden has provided so much more interest and gives the impression of more space, it looks lovely! :-)

7 Jun, 2011

 

What a brilliant, imaginative design Mossy . . . I love the two-tier raised beds which cleverly make space for so much more planting, and the dark green colour for the fence makes a wonderful backdrop. Hope you've given yourself several pats on the back! :)

7 Jun, 2011

 

Nice one, Keep on designing,planning & planting.

8 Jun, 2011

 

'LAWNMOWER FOR SALE'

As the owner of a similarly sized small garden (36 x 18ft), I can honestly say you have visually increased the size of this plot. As the plants mature and start tumbling over the wall edges, it's going to look fantastic and then who wouldn't want to spend time out there in the sunshine with a glass of wine.
I hope they're still feeding the birds!

Great job Mossy (and builder).

18 Jun, 2011

 

What a difference curves make to a garden. The raised beds would suit elderly or handicapped gardeners too. Well done, Mossy.

21 Jun, 2011

 

Did anyone see love your garden on friday, 1st July? I thought they mentioned a competition for designers but now I can't remember the details??

4 Jul, 2011

 

http://www.itv.com/lifestyle/loveyourgardencompetition/default.html

I have the show from Friday recorded so haven't watched it yet but a google search brought up the above link to the competition.

£5,000 prize money for dream garden design....I think Mossy probably has developed his dream garden already... lol. But it's worth a try for anyone who wants to enter, including Mossy :)

4 Jul, 2011

 

Thanks WL.

4 Jul, 2011

 

stunning ...its incredible what you have achieved

7 Jul, 2011

 

What more i can say? pretty good ! the most beautiful! job very well done!

17 Mar, 2012

 

Beautiful, classy and stylish!

13 Jul, 2012

 

Thank you Sixpence for your very nice comments

13 Jul, 2012

 

Beautifully designed and executed. Dare I ask how much it cost?

21 Jul, 2012

 

WOW i would love this to be my garden ...if only! well i can dream .

2 Apr, 2013

 

Thank you for your nice comments Teddygirljacqui. Looking at your photos, I think there is a lot of potential in your garden, which looks bigger than mine. I like to start with a blank canvass.

3 Apr, 2013

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