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A traditional garden including oak pergola near Arundel

A room with a view,Hampton Court Flower show 2013 hard landscaping

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A while ago I had the idea of somehow sculpting old oak sleepers into steps and furniture. I thought we might be able to cut some sort of shape with a chainsaw and sand it…..James then had a great idea of asking for help from a chainsaw sculptor. Thank god he did! I drew up . . . →Read More:A room with a view,Hampton Court Flower show 2013 hard landscaping

A room with a view,hampton court 2013 planting

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I thought i would post a plant list for our garden together with my ideas behind it and some pictures. Given there was so much wood in the garden,I wanted the colours to be muted and suit brown. I love Mediterranean style planting and living on the chalky south downs use drought tolerant planting . . . →Read More:A room with a view,hampton court 2013 planting

Hampton court flower show 2013,low cost high impact garden,a room with a view. finished

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WE GOT A GOLD!!! I seem to have missed a few days,suffice to say its been a pretty hectic time and I ran out of it! Attached are some pictures of the final garden,more to add and more to say another time…

Hampton court flower show 2013,low cost high impact garden,a room with a view. Day 8

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Today was a bit of a panic. It seemed we were quite a few varieties of plants down on what I had hoped and its fair to say that the strain was beginning to show with me. Thankfully James had been around every nursery in the south east it would seem and had pulled together . . . →Read More:Hampton court flower show 2013,low cost high impact garden,a room with a view. Day 8

Hampton court flower show 2013,low cost high impact garden,a room with a view. Day 7

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The plants start arriving….. We had a nightmare with one sleeper in our garden. The original oak sleeper had a massive gauge in it,causing me to fall. Thought this probably wasnt the best for judging so replaced it with a spare we had. We got the amazing ‘Chainsaw Dave’from the woodland center to . . . →Read More:Hampton court flower show 2013,low cost high impact garden,a room with a view. Day 7