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Urban Garden Kennington

The client wanted a relaxing space with privacy, in a simple design with lots of green foliage, with emphasis on summer colour.

This garden was a blank page – the owners had recently moved in but the basic lawn had been overtaken by thistles. We firstly cleared the ground of the spiky thistles and rotivated the soil. A new path was laid out and installed using steel edging. A gravel stabilisation system was fitted, and pink granite decorative stones used as a finish.

Pleached trees were used as screening at the rear of the garden. A large Magnolia, a Camellia and two Yew balls were used to give height and structure. Evergreen fragrant climbers were used to soften the surrounding fencing.

For the new beds, herbaceous perennials were planted en masse to give a mixture of summer colours. A large classic terracotta pot was sourced to house a new Magnolia Grandiflora. Other smaller terracotta pots were found and planted with Agapanthus, Salvia and Fuchsia to give instant colour on the existing decking.

An irrigation system was also installed to help with ongoing maintenance. An antique bench was later set at the end of the path providing a secluded seating area.

The client was very happy with the finished result and can now enjoy the summer in their new garden.