Since May this year we have been building a new walled pool courtyard and the hard landscaping is nearly complete.  During each site visit I have been admiring the fabulous workmanship of the contractors who have executed the design perfectly.  They have created beautifully smooth lime rendered walls topped with sawn sandstone coping stones,  bespoke benches and steps, an outdoor fireplace, an impressive pergola and laid the paving and pool coping stones wonderfully. 

However, on Friday a real transformation came about with the delivery of 29 hornbeam trees which we are pleaching on site.  I always get a buzz when the plants arrive and the transition from building site to garden really begins.  The way the sun shone through the leaves casting shadows on the ground really caught my breath.   I can’t wait to get the rest of the plants in and a luxurious green carpet of lawn down!