Sutton garden under construction week 3

0 Written by Lisa on 1st Dec 2011 in From the drawing board

I made a site visit to my project in Sutton yesterday and it’s really starting to take shape now…

As you can see, the paving has been laid and the base for the decking area at the end of the garden is also done.  Eventually, the fence at the end of the garden will be painted black which will make it disappear, especially when the plants go in next Spring.

The posts each side of the garden have been installed ready for the contemporary trellis panels which are currently being made up off site by English Garden Joinery and should be ready for delivery and installation towards the end of next week.  By then, the terrace should have been pointed and the beds cleared of excess soil ready for planting. 

I also delivered the trees to site today and you can just see one of them on the left of this picture.  We have gone for multistem Chinese Red Birch (Betula albosinensis var. septentrionalis) which has gorgeous amber-pink bark that looks fabulous in Winter when the light catches it.  Because this garden will mostly be viewed from the 1st floor we plan to install some uplighters in the trees and at other strategic points in the garden so that it will be connected to the internal living space.

The front garden is now underway too.  The old tarmac driveway has been removed from site, the new threshold step has been constructed and ground works are being carried out to widen the driveway.  If the weather remains on our side, all the hard landscaping should be finished by mid-December.

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