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Sunny patio garden

This narrow London garden had a tiny patio too small for entertaining, overgrown with bulky shrubs and blocked off from the garden by an old rockery. This couple love their plants and entertaining, so the challenge was to create a spacious patio surrounded with attractive plants in a narrow plot.

What we did:

  • We heavily pruned the existing shrubs to fit the scale of the garden and new planting
  • We brought the inside out, by using the mustard and deep red colours of the paintwork in the kitchen and dining room by using materials and planting to reflect these colours
  • We used honey coloured Indian sandstone, yellow reclaimed stocks bricks and plants with deep red, orange and purple flowers to contrast.
  • We created a raised wall to provide additional seating around the entertaining area and a narrow pergola above for climbers to frame the view of the garden beyond and ornament the seating area
  • We introduced plants for a long flowering period with scented climbers and the motif of lines of box providing structure through the winter.
  • We created an area for growing herbs and salads

Before and after

Sunny Patio garden
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