Small Gardens

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A Pondless Waterfall

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This was a new challenge for J Morris Garden Services but we were very pleased with the results of our first pondless waterfall! A pondless waterfall works by pumping water up from an in-ground reservoir, so it can flow down the waterfall and back into the reservoir before [...]

A Small Child-Friendly Space

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The client here wanted to make their sloped, small front garden into a safe usable space for their small child. We therefore raised and levelled the area and put in a chunky sleeper wall. The newly flattened lawn was then re-turfed before we [...]

A Stylish Penthouse Apartment

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Our client wanted contemporary planting for their new penthouse apartment and we decided on trees in containers set around the central table and chairs, which would look stylishly simple and also cope well with the potentially windy conditions. We planted four olives trees in smart [...]

Child-Friendly Garden

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This client wanted their low-maintenance garden, which was covered with rocks and stones, redesigned as a space that was more suitable for a young family. This included the removal of lots of the plants and rocks and the laying of a new lawn. We [...]

Adding Interest & Character

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Working with some of the features already present in this garden, we painted both the fence and the shed in a softer shade then added slate-style tiles to the shed roof. The client wanted to grow vegetables so we built sleeper-sided veg beds at [...]

Modern City Garden

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The frontage of this London townhouse needed a smart new look, so we replaced the existing large bamboo plants with these sleek Taxus in a stylish container. These also complement the other contemporary planting at the property, such as the elegant box balls. Jamie is a truly wonderful, [...]

Small Courtyard Garden

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This small courtyard garden proves that no area is too small to make a beautiful and relaxing garden! We tidied up the pathway and lined it with box hedging and box balls either side before planting up the beds behind to create a [...]

A Steep Garden Revamp

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This steep garden presented quite a challenge. It originally ended with a large flower bed followed by a sizeable unused space between the bed and the fence. Our brief was to extend the lawn as much as possible and create an attractive bed [...]

Practical Family Garden

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Our brief here was turn this garden with a serious slope in to a safe and easy-to-care-for space for the family and their small children. Despite particularly inclement weather, we removed ivy-covered fencing that reached 12ft high and relocated tonnes of soil, before [...]

Garden Revamp

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Our main brief here was to return this tired garden to its former glory with a new lawn and planting to bring it back to life. The lawn was in such a bad condition that the best option was to lay new turf. [...]

Small Urban Garden

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The aim with this garden was to revitalise a tired space into a useable garden for a busy family. The original garden was on a slope which was leveled into two defined areas. The rear area has a patio in the sun & [...]

A Modern Waterside Garden

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Situated on the banks of the Grand Union Canal, this garden had formerly been planted in an Oriental style but had become overgrown. Our client decided they wanted to change the garden to reflect the interior of the house so we designed a [...]

Timber Wall

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The main feature of this garden was the slope which took up so much room.

Striking Courtyard Garden

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Having moved to a new house in London our client wanted the whole outdoor space freshened up. We achieved this by introducing many new plants to pots and beds in the garden, including Buxus and Hydrangea amongst others. We also set large planters [...]

Decking & Paving

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The client wanted to replace a small, impractical patio with a large decked area with balustrade. We were able to reuse the slabs from the original patio and combined with the addition of a number of new slabs we created two hard-standing areas [...]

Gravel Driveway

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Having recently moved into the property the clients not only wanted to open up the front of the house to allow more light in but also required space to park up to three cars. This was achieved with a gravel drive bordered with [...]

Rear Garden

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This town garden suffered from a lack of form and shape. The introduction of the pergola over the existing patio created an intimate space for relaxing and the paths lead the eye down the garden creating an impression of length. Jamie helped [...]

Front Drive

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Here an unattractive front drive and garden was transformed into a useable parking area whilst still retaining large beds ready for the client to fill with her favorite plant (it is now looking fantastic). The client wanted a loose gravel drive for environmental [...]

A Split-Level Garden

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Here we found a garden in need of some serious work! Overgrown with weeds, missing a fence on one side and with a difficult change in height. Our first job was to strip the garden of all plant materials. We then erected new [...]

Modern Twist on a Cottage Garden

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This garden was a bare rectangle of grass with no features save the shed in the corner. The design we came up with introduced height and movement into the garden through the winding gravel path and the three wooden pergolas. We also added [...]

Low-Maintenance Garden

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The only access to this small garden was through the low-ceilinged cottage, which created its own set of problems for us to overcome. The client wanted a garden which didn't need too much regular maintenance - such as lawn mowing - but where [...]

Small Family Garden

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The brief here was to transform an uneven, weed-infested area into a garden with form and structure to be enjoyed by all the family. We achieved this by stripping off the entire top layer of existing material and replacing it with new topsoil [...]