Saturday, 4 June 2011

Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Green roof Living roof

The most popular type of  green roof is the sedum mat – here matting planted with hundreds of sedum plants is laid over lightweight growing medium and protective barriers preventing the roots of the plants effecting the waterproof roof membranes and roof structure. Sedum roofs look good all year round and carefully chosen plants can provide a succession of colour and interest. One of the biggest benefits of the sedum roof is that it requires very little annual maintenance.
Living roofs can also be planted with turf which would give your garden room a thick and luscious green roof but this type of roof can be heavy so requires a strong garden room construction, you will also need to be able to get up onto the roof to cut the grass!
For more info contact us at anewgarden

Friday, 13 May 2011

Spiral Staircase

Galvanised Steel Spiral Staircase
For more information contact anewgarden London

Victorian Black and White Mosaic Tile London

anewgarden mosaic tile London

Hardwood Deck Roof Terrace London



London Courtyard Garden

Blue black engineering bricks set in curves and circles with Sandstone paving infills. Mixed country style planting with white and purple flowers and sage green romantic colours.
Three inter connecting raised beds with Vinca cascading down the sides and Jasmine in large terracota pots soften the walls and the feel of the side return entrance to the garden. Enough of my chat, here are some more pictures of the same garden, contact me if you would like more info, link at end of post.
 anewgarden London

Monday, 9 May 2011

Window Boxes and Planters

Balcony Planter Michael Hilgers


Jamie Dunstan Tetris Wall Planter


Grass Planters

More info at London Garden Design

Friday, 29 April 2011

Two London Garden Designs

Two gardens, one traditional with hardwood raised beds and a swing seat with mixed planting and summer flowers.  The second has a Japanese Zen garden inspired theme, a framed couryard garden that defines the interanl space and the park beyond.  I tried to leave the materials as pure as possible, no stains or alteration.


For more info contact Anewgarden London

Monday, 18 April 2011

Hanging Herb Garden and Privacy Screen

Clever use of vertical planting space and a way of providing innovative privacy.



More info at hanging herb garden and privacy screen

Garden Screens

Privacy Screens in Grey. A Prelude to a Zen Atrium.
Fence painted jasmine white behind the screen.
The garden screen elegantly defines the boundary line space and makes an excellent foil for planting.
Contact London garden privacy screens for more info

Monday, 11 April 2011

Acer Four of the best

Top 3 Japanese Maples

A must have plant you should have at least 1 Japanese maple somewhere on your property.  These top garden design tips will make your garden the envy of the block.  I promise beyond any reasonable doubt, these pricey gems are worth every penny.


Pick Number 1 – Bloodgood Japanese Maple.    The Acer palmatum ‘Bloodgood’ can grow quite tall to about 18 feet.  The purplish-red leaves hold their color well throughout the summer.  You can’t go wrong with this beauty.


Pick Number 2 – Cutleaf Japanese Maple.  These little beauties come in two colors; red and green.   The finely cut delicate leaf is why I chose the Acer palmatum dissectum ‘Viridis’ to be a top pick.  The color the red leaf turns in the autumn is simply spectacular.  You can prune them to determine character and size so no two are the same.  They’re not quite as hardy as the Bloodgood.


Pick Number 3 – Inaba Shidare Maple.  Take a smaller Bloodgood and combine it with the beautiful Cutleaf and you have the Acer palmatum dissectum ‘Inaba Shidare.  This is one amazing specimen, the fern like leaves are darker than most other Japanese maples.


One more for luck is the Crimson Queen Japanese Maple.  This beautiful mounding speciman is great.  The bright crimson-red, extremely finely cut leaves retains its color well all sumer long.  This expensiveand worthwhile

All can be supplied by London Landscapers anewgarden

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Three garden Design Ideas

Style your Outdoor Space

Use your garden as an outdoor living room and style it like one! There’s a wealth of well-designed outdoor furniture to choose from, plus some indoor pieces work equally well outside. Add to the design with mirrors, exterior paint and candles.

Create Continuity

If you have a living area that leads directly onto the garden, create a feeling of continuity by using similar materials inside and out. This gives a sleek look and making the overall space feel bigger. In this design, a minimalist interior is teamed with simply stylish outdoor furniture and a pale canopy. The result is an almost seamless continuation of style and colour from the house into the garden.

Create Intrigue

Bring a touch of Intrigue to your outdoor space with clever use of planting. A winding pathway encourages you to venture to the end of the garden.

More info at London Garden Design 

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Victorian Mosaic Tile Londo

Victorian Black and White Mosaic 50mm Tile Path with Grey Rope Top Edge
Victorian Black and White Mosaic 50mm Tile Path with Grey Rope Top Edge installed by anewgardenvictorian-black-and-white-mosaic-london-anewgarden.JPG
Victorian Black and White Mosaic 50mm Tile Path with Grey Rope Top Edge installed by anewgarden
Tiles supplied by London Mosaic Restoration
Victorian Terracotta Peach and White Tile Path.
For more information contact anewgarden

Sunday, 27 March 2011

10 Great plants for Long term Flowering

1 Geranium psilostemon - easily the most dramatic cranesbill, it produces startling, black-eyed, magenta flowers from May until October.
2 Polemonium ‘Bressingham Purple’ - new Jacob’s ladder with dark-chocolate leaves and deep blue flowers. Sterile hybrid so continues to flower until the frosts.
3 Astrantia major - there is a wealth of new varieties in pink and dark crimson or try growing your own from seed. The bracts last for months and new flowers appear from May till October.
4 Euphorbia griffithii ‘Fireglow’ - Rampant magnificent fiery-orange and bronze bracts and foliage.
5 Epilobium angustifolium ‘Album’ and ‘Stahl Rose’ Again rampant tall spires of this white or soft-pink willow herb go on for ages.
6 Carex elata ‘Aurea’ - the vivid yellow fountains of ‘Mr Bowles Golden Sedge’ light up the whole garden for months.
7 Nepeta x faassenii - catmint is a stalwart ingredient of any summer mix. It bursts into flower with a swoosh in May, it will go on for months, especially with the benefit of a haircut in the middle of June.
8 Scabiosa ochroleuca and Knautia macedonica - all scabious are long-flowering. Literally hundreds of pin-cushion flowers are produced. Dead-heading is unnecessary as the seedheads are charming and they constitute important food for finches.
9 Geum ‘Prinses Juliana’ - as bright an orange as orange can be, a multitude of flowers, constantly renewed. As the older stems spread out new, vivid flowers shoot from the centre with a Roman-candle effect.
10 Anthemis tinctoria ‘E C Buxton’ - luscious lemon daisies on big bushy plants. Take the shears to it if it gets out of hand. It will recover immediately and be back in flower within weeks.
Contact anewgarden for more info on planting.