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.


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.

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.


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»


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

Borrowed View


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


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.


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.

(coming soon!)


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