This garden used to be a bin store.

It is very small indeed which sets different challenges. The first thing was to twist everything (paving, beds, views etc) by 45 degrees so that everything runs along the diagonal. This magically makes the garden look much bigger as does the linear fence along one side which is made from narrow shards of cedar (which has the added advantages of both smelling good and deterring moths).

The build (carried out by Modular) was not an easy one as it was very cramped and a carelessly swung cat could take somebody‚Äôs eye out. 

We added an illuminated rill which adds a bit of movement and sparkle, a very handsome Cornus and the biggest and best climbing rose in the world, Rosa laevigata Coopers Burmese.

Photographs by Andrea Jones