The garden was tired and unloved from previous owners, with the side fence needing replacing, the paving stones uneven & random, and the little planting that existed only overgrown ivy. Within the agreed budget we removed the old fencing, took away the old ivy and added new planting areas, added new trellis & fencing and created new paved/stepping stone/shingle areas.
We took into account where the sun was at various times of day in the garden & how the garden may be used by the new house owners. The garden was made-over in a week during snow/rain & worst Winter weather.
I wanted the garden to become an outside room echoing the Farrar & Ball Interior tonal greys. The new look low-maintenance garden was created using blue slate paving and a mix of blue & green slate chips. The fencing was renewed, new trellis added and the old ivy & planting removed. Palms, Cordylines & evergreen climbers (white flowering Clematis & blue Ceanothus) were planted. The grey low table & chairs is by Pagoda Furniture. I wanted the furniture to blend with the garden colour and not take over. Fake hyacinths add blue pops of vibrant colour and extra fake ferns & snowdrops and small plants on the ladder add some detail.