Garden Features

I have trained many fruit trees into interesting forms on fences and walls throughout the garden. Learn about the techniques for fans, espalier and other shapes.

Trained fruit page»
Trained fruit forms»
Trained fruit posts»

This pond is the central feature of the vegetable parterre. It has been developed over a several years and is now a really delightful part of the garden.

Original construction»
Upgrading the pond»
Other pond posts»

Clipped box, lonicera, yew and privet create formal structure throughout the garden. Hedges and topiary: all essential element of classic English design.

A tour of my garden topiary »
How to prune box balls and topiary»
How to prune dwarf box hedging»

DIY trellis can act as screens, gates, and parts of fences. Not just for supporting plants, but a quintessential part of garden design.

Trellis in Fences»
How to build DIY trellis»

These anthracite grey steps link our kitchen extension to the Lawn Garden. Their simple design employs a few tricks that ensure they are stylish and practical.

Design Considerations»
Cabin Steps »

The formal layout provides several axial vistas which have been designed to enhance particular views. They are also quite photogenic!

Borrowed View »
The Pond Garden (Formal Layout) »

This is a compact outdoor kitchen with gas plancha BBQ, sink and tap. Designed to make eating outdoors a regular thing.

Garden Kitchen and Barbecue page »

A central feature lawn is at the heart of our back garden. Hand sowed; A pleasure to keep looking its best as we look out at it every day.

Creating the Lawn»

I built this little seating area early on in our time here. As well as being a visual focal point it is useful as a place for dumping garden tools.

Design and Construction »

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How to Make Trellis Panels

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The Vegetable Garden