Tag Archives: Bath


Land form

My second land form which is the movement of tons of soil & sub soil to create a sculptured shape with in the landscape & part of the garden.


Flowering Roses

Kate has been busy developing her skills with roses for a few years now which has given our garden a good show of them, I took these photo’s of one group in our garden from buds to full flower.

They start with pictures in June with Hesperis which is an excellent combination to my mind, then the Roses as part of the garden then pictures during July when they have come into full bloom.


Oak circle, Specimen trees, Shelterbelt & conservation planting

Design and planting in the Cotswolds. The picture of the oak circle was taken soon after planting early autumn 12. My client felt she wanted a very special woodland feature to celebrate a significant birthday.  We created a magical space in which she could walk to and feel at rest.   All the trees bought and the ground prepared she and her friends walked to the circle and planted the trees with Hugh’s guidance.   Later the area was fenced against deer and will have a wild flower meadow planted within untill it is shaded out. The addition of a rough hewn stone column in the middle & a rose bush will make a very appealing focal point.  Following this work Hugh has designed and planted with friends a surrounding woodland. Additionally a conservation shelter belt using native trees that will support wildlife as well as offering the property shelter form the winds. Later, in the garden we needed to remove two large Eucalyptus trees that had become overpowering and replace them with some large specimens an Acer campestre & a Prunus amanagowna. Both need considerable preparation and aftercare.

There has been a considerable amount of tree planting which is on going during the winter seasons. Pictures show planting & use of tree guards matts are also used but photo’s were taken before they were placed. All this effort is there to give the trees the best possible chance of a quick establishment and growth.


Hill Farm Garden

I started this project, Near Bath, Somerset. Following the complete refurbishment of the house. The garden was only areas of lawn or rough pasture with some struggling young hedges & a few trees & very little else. To see gallery click on title.  I am working on a full garden design working in stages and prioritising them, with the clients, he has designed & gardened the parterre and the area round the house.  This has included an overall design, three detailed designs & other projects, creating over the past 2 years, a parterre, cottage garden planting, an intimate rockery feature with steps next to the house, more hard landscaping, a semi circular yew seating area supported by four flowering trees & other plantings, borders and a wild flower meadow, with shrubbery, shelter belt and conservation area planting. Now in the second year the borders are becoming more abundant and a significant increase in bees and birds. Other projects are underway. the clients are very happy with the results.