A terraced garden designed and landscaped has transformed a recently renovated property in Chalfont St. Giles, Buckinghamshire.
Both hard landscaping and a sensible soft landscaping scheme allowed Decorum.London to create a pallet that was welcomed by the brief. The materials were a combination of natural products with a contemporary addition of onsite poured concrete… Brutalism for real in a garden.
Stylish paving laid in a random pattern, pointed with a colour sympathetic to the style of the paving. We do use Pro Joint “Max” by Nexus, a failsafe and durable product. Furthermore, the contemporary Italian style split faced wall tiles, butt jointed with no grouting act as a contrasting texture to the paving. The custom fabricated wall coping stones complete the hard landscaping in this scheme…
Garden features created in solid concrete form a bench in a proud position in the garden, creating somewhere to sit and be surrounded in the foliage away from the property. The step leading edges were also created on site to match this feature.
Shou Sugi Ban® also features in this garden, a much-needed backdrop to the zinc flavoured water feature. The simple feature is highlighted due to the massive contract between the black and the zinc. Further, this water feature provides a gentle harmonic sound as the many water blades combine in sound… it is quite a lovely sound.
Seven Sons flower tree Heptacodium Miconioides stars in the planting scheme, the flowers burst open like stars and the abundance of them is staggering. Multi stemmed and thy look spectacular in the evening as they are individually up lit.
Rheum atropurpureum Ben chose this purple wonder as a garden favourite plant due to the huge texture and vibrancy in colour…
The rear garden hedging Prunus Lucinatica was a clever choice, not always top of the list but the slight red colour of the stems leading to the serrated leaf edge adds an interesting contract to the rest of the subtle planting scheme.
Acanthus mollis Agapanthus Gayles Lilac
Asarum europium Asplenum scolopendrium
Asplenum scolopendrium Dianthus cruentus
Digitalis p. dalmatian white Echinacea p. ‘white swan’
Epimedium x perralchicum ‘Frohnleiten’ Euphorbia amygdaloides robbiae
Euphorbia characias Hakonachloa macra
Helebore x sternii Hydrangea quercifolia
Iris perry’s blue Lysimachia sp. Candela
Nepeta grandiflora ‘summer magic’ Pachysandra terminalis
Polystichum polyblepherum Polystichum Herrenausen
Selenium wallichianum Thalictrum delavayi ‘album’
Tiarella sp. ‘iron butterfly’ Rosemary, Salvia officinalis, Thyme Peter Davis, Chives
Obvious style in a garden can be achieved with an Acer, they are beautiful plants and in this scheme not in a central position, but to one side, to balance and showcase in their own right… Acer palamatum Bloodgood and the Acer palmatum dissectum
Beige sand stone Coping stones London stone
Buff sandstone pavers CED stone
Split face stone cladding Real stone cladding
Water feature A place in the garden
Trees Deepdale nurseries
Plants Babylon plants
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