This garden was certainly a challenge. 9m x 2m facing north, very little sun. Only on a good summer’s day would you get sunshine in a corner in the garden. In this small area of rear garden in the design I had to allow for a sitting out area, planting areas, wheelchair access/storage, and garden tool storage. Mosaic tiles were created in pattern, texture and colour was inspired by the local beach. The Mosaic tiles formed strips that came down the wall and across the paving. This gave the illusion that the space was wider than it was.
I went for a very industrial look with large rusted picture frames for plants to grow. The wall was a recently constructed, so we planted various cultivars of ivy with the picture frames in frames in front which allowed for a cond layer of vertical planting of roses and clematis. A bench doubled up as tool storage constructed in cedar and bin storage also constructed in cedar. To follow the industrial look we constructed the wheelchair shed also in cedar with a sliding door making it easier to use in such a tight place.
The planting consisted of shade loving evergreen and flowering plants.