The only possible garden space for this handsome Victorian house was a narrow strip, just over 3 metres at its widest, between one side of the house and the street.

Nevertheless, a sense of both space and privacy have been created by a careful use of materials and colour, giving a sunny sheltered sitting area with a view through planting along a gravel path to a large ceramic urn.

Simple but carefully chosen plants give shape, movement and colour. The trellis and arch repeat architectural features of the house. From inside, views of planting replace blank wall or privet hedge.

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