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An article on raised beds in this month’s Homes and Gardens Magazine features photos of two of my designs.   The first shows a low rendered white wall with a slate coping stone in a garden in Walberswick.  I used a rhythmic planting of the wonderful wafting stipa tenuissima to echo the dune grass on the nearby beach with agapanthus, verbena bonariensis, euphorbias, alliums and box balls for year round interest.

The lower right hand photo shows raised beds made from gnarled, reclaimed Bordeaux oak with a ceramic urn water feature and woodland inspired planting.

(For more photos see Sweeps and Curves and A Weathered Retreat in the portfolio section.)