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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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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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Complete Garden Transformation

Complete Garden Transformation

After the homeowners had built their imported Canadian wooden eco-home onto the footprint of an original bungalow, they were left with a ‘sea of mud’ where the garden should be. Susan joined the project when construction was in full tilt to be faced with an expanse of compacted mud and a few trees, with homeowners […]

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Country Estate

Country Estate

‘Susan has been the professional gardener at Cranford Hall since February 2007… principally been the maintenance of the borders, the planning and design of several new features and generally advising the owners on all aspects of management. Susan has proved herself well up to these tasks. She uses her training intelligently and is able to […]

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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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Gardens with a wow factor!

Gardens with a wow factor!

Susan was brought in after donating her time through a local charity auction in Stevington. The garden was a front-garden, on the main road which the home owners currently didn’t take much pride in. The brief from the home owners was to provide a ‘wow’ factor, whilst remaining low maintenance. Susan advised on herbaceous planting […]

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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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