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Garden Transformation

Garden Transformation

Susan received a brief from the client requesting a complete garden overhaul from something that was becoming over grown and messy, to something child friendly and that would attract wildlife. Susan replaced the old, worn paving with new and modern paving that would last the family for years to come. Within the paving Susan created […]

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Slope To Stage

Slope To Stage

This client approached Susan with a south facing, back garden and sideway area in Cranfield, Bedfordshire. They felt the slope was making areas of the garden impractical and uncomfortable to use and wanted something that would overcome the issues they had had in the past. The panoramic view of the pastures, and Marston Thrift in […]

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Contemporary Landscaping

Contemporary Landscaping

A client in Potton had recently refurbished her bungalow and needed her entire garden space to be designed and landscaped to reflect the new look of her home. The brief was for low maintenance, with a high proportion of hard landscaping. Trellises were included within the garden for future growth of climbing plants, and clean […]

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Low Maintenance Terrace

Low Maintenance Terrace

This north facing front garden in Kempston had been terraced and Susan was recommended by the contractor to the owner for planting. At the initial meeting planting style, aspect and maintenance issues were discussed and an outline scheme agreed. As the terrace faced the living area of the property, plant choices needed to look interesting […]

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Wildlife Garden

Wildlife Garden

Susan opens her own garden to organised groups and for the National Gardens Scheme charities on advertised days in summer months. It is a large cottage garden with a view across the field to Stevington Windmill which is open to the public. The cottage used to be home for the windmill’s labourers in the early […]

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Country Seclusion

Country Seclusion

The lady of the house took me to view their garden from an upstairs window. The view was uninspiring and the balance of the garden was slightly askew. She said I want a patio ‘there’ and following some discussion a new hexagonal patio was designed to allow the view of the garden to be enjoyed […]

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Supporting Structures

Supporting Structures

An existing structure supporting an elderly wisteria was the starting point for designing a new pergola in european redwood from which two shade sails are suspended in summer and an archway now forms the entrance through to the vegetable garden. ‘From the time we contacted Susan to the time the job was completed, she worked […]

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Make An Entrance

Make An Entrance

An ex show-home site on an exposed corner with the front garden having been the car park on heavy clay was a planting challenge. The original beech hedge and fine lawn grass struggling on the clay had to be replaced. The coastal feel to the garden was echoed in the choice of hard landscaping. Susan […]

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Stunning Exuberance

Stunning Exuberance

The site is in front of a magnificent tudor farmhouse which now forms a theatrical backdrop to exuberant planting which performs from early spring through to late autumn. The strong black and white painted structure of the farmhouse needed both height and softness in the texture and colours of the planting as a contrast to […]

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New Garden On Clay

New Garden On Clay

This back garden site in Great Denham, Bedford had a second lay of turf dying due to inadequate topsoil, the presence of blue clay and being on top of a geological river terrace. The owner requested a classic English country garden with turf, trees, shrubs and flowers. A design was agreed including measures to tackle […]

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