Old Rectory: Early August

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Olive Grove: Early July

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South Devon stream bridges

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Light crossing points, using milled timber from the tree edit. All shapes and form fluid, moving with new thoughts and ideas as the space changes. Big thanks to Phil and Leo at http://ptarb.co.uk/    

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South Devon Rectory: pool garden, 12mths

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12 months on, collaboration with super talented Duncan Nuttall, @duncannuttall.    

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Olive Grove: Late July

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Olive Grove: Mid July

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Cornwall Rectory: June

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Olive Grove: Spring

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Fresh leaves, apricots breaking bud, Allium christophii breaking in the meadow.

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South Devon: First Edit

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 First tree thin, den building and simple thread bridges to start the stitch of space.    

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Salcombe Farmhouse: 4 months from planting

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December Olive grove

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Cornish Rectory, July.

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Nearly two years on, thickening and seeding, gradually living form emerges.  

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Dartmoor manor 18mths

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The new stonework and planting mellowing nicely.

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Olive grove, Devon, June

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Second year of phase 2.

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Oak pool house and coastal meadow

17th February 2016 Green Oak poolhouse, with oak decking and natural meadow planting

Oak Pool House: Perched on the cliff, above Start Bay in south Devon, the bespoke green oak poolhouse catches the morning sun. Wrapped around the east and south sides an undulating oak deck billows into coastal meadow planting. The forms silvered and crisp in the winter, and starched and warm in the summer, lead the view to the horizon. The planting has been beautifully evolved by Duncan Nuttall Nuttallgardens.co.uk  

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Coastal Garden, South Devon.

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The coastal garden rolls down to the sea. A limited palette, full of muscularity and tones from the cliff edge, with reflection from the sea and seaweed textures. Movement and the shimmer of light create a surging mass through which narrow paths weave. Immersion within the planting and resurfacing at cliff edge destinations, structured the plantscape. Compression and darkness are relieved by openings into light and air.  Walking through the space, you feel shrunk; briefly in an otherworldly moment. Held within the plants, they infringe your space; hard and defensive, deep in drifts, they envelope. The planting drifts into the […]

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Devon garden design, Dartmoor Manor

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Devon Garden Design. Dartmoor Arts and Crafts manor completed in March 2015. The hard landscaping and planting have established well. Already the granite walls Rural Stonework and Landscapes.co.uk quickly being colonised with mosses and lichens. The oak gates by Arttus.com are beginning to silver.       

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Dartmoor garden design, Arts and Crafts Manor.

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Dartmoor Arts and Crafts Manor. In under six months the garden has established well. The hard landscaping has already started to weather, newly dressed stone is quickly darkening. The planting is based upon a woodland palatte of green, highlighted with seasonal interest. Multi stem trees struture the space, letting the surrounding woodland approach the Manor.

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Devon country Garden

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Devon country garden. The art of garden construction, Rural Stonework and Landscapes floating in some large York stones. To keep our footprint light, we are laying on dry recycled aggregate, held with a light mortar pour, and then lime pointed. Searching for a bag of cement on site, usually ends in vain, great work by the boys.     

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Devon Olive grove, mediterranean garden design

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Mediterranean productive garden: The Devon Olive Grove has peaches and apricots, planted as standard trees.We planted 22 trees, 4 years ago; this year they have cropped. A couple of peaches in there aswell.

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Perennial meadow at the Olive Grove, Devon.

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The Perennial meadow planting is evolving and transforming on a yearly basis, as we edit and experiment with new form and colour.

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Reclaimed York stone, sustainable gardening

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Thundering great pavers of reclaimed York stone, to be dry laid for garden terrace and paths.  

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Arts and Crafts manor, Devon garden restoration

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The restoartion of the manor continues. The skill of pillar caps and copings; Steve, Chally and Chris all Rural stonework chiefs. Ben Jones on the hi ab, supplier of supreme materials..www.extreme granite.co.uk    

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Easter Cactus just blooming

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Easter Cactus just blooming

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A soft scented day

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A soft scented day

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Tulipa ‘China Pink’ and ‘Violet Bird’

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Tulipa ‘China Pink’ and ‘Violet Bird’

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New project book for The Old Rectory.

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New project book for The Old Rectory.

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