Decking, raised beds and fencing – Croydon

decking, raised beds, fencing, Croydon, garden design, oak sleepers, black cat

These clients in Shirley, near Croydon, contacted us after a storm had brought down trees from the adjoining wood into their garden, destroying much of the fencing and two garden sheds.

They decided they’d like a whole new look which enabled them to enjoy the sunny area where the sheds had been.

We designed and built a new fence with supporting oak sleeper raised bed as the garden was on a slope. This also gave more scope for planting next to the new large decked area.

The diagonal shape of the large new decking made the most of the sunny part of the garden and prevented it from being overpowering. Matching steps were added to give access to the gate and woodland path beyond.

More raised beds made of softwood and of different shapes and sizes echoed the informality of the surrounding landscape whilst providing a tidy and easily maintained plot.

One of the raised beds followed the diagonal line of the decking and gave a large area for a productive mix of fruit and nut trees and herbs. Smaller raised beds ran parallel to the new fencing.

A run of compost bins was hidden behind the trellis with its espalier fruit trees and a native species hedge including dog rose and hazel was added the following year as part of the original design, and a log pile bug hotel was created.

 

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