Creating a haven around a new build at the edge of the village.
Ornamental Acers add interest through colour and dappled shade, and are a real feature of the autumn garden.
This garden had one mature oak tree but nothing else before I designed it.
The deep pink flowers of Cercis siliquastrum are produced on year-old or older growth, including the trunk, in late spring.
There are numerous reasons for combing plants. The different form, colour and texture of the foliage was the rationale here.
Don't be afraid of planting on a slope. It can be a great way of maximising usable space whilst adding interest.
I seek to create gardens to match the mood the client wants to achieve.
I like to use strong curves to maximise the impact and success of the design.
A recurring feature of my gardens, cherry trees give both spring blossom and autumn colour.
Prunus 'Taihaku', an ancient Japanese tree, sometimes called the great white cherry. It had become extinct in Japan, but has been revived from a single specimen found in a Sussex garden.