A Garden Lover’s….

A Garden Lover's....

This lovely garden was Designed by us, it took a few months to construct as

the winter weather stopped the works.

Everything was  newly built except for the pond.

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The ‘crazy paving’ (old slabs broken ) were reused from the garden,everything

else was new to the garden, including a sophisticated irrigation system.

I tend to avoid crazy paving as it is so difficult to achieve an even colour to the pointing

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The path to the pergola is constructed of thick treated timber with gravel between,

on the lawn edge there is are bricks laid in basketweave pattern to contain the

lawn area.

Planting is a mixture of perennials some with scents.

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The perennial border fills the back edge to the garden.

 The pergola was placed to help obscure the neighbours property.

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The rose arch and trelliage were installed to hide the utility area of the garden,

by staining the wood black the contrast with the plants is amplified

helping to lift them into full view.

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Chris Coope

Author: Chris Coope

Born in Great Britain, Chris Dyson-Coope followed his training and passion in the field of horticulture for decades. This path led him to multiple awards for landscape design and many prestigious projects in the United Kingdom and the U.S. Chris has received 19 national awards for projects as varied as city parks, urban regeneration, playgrounds, office parks and streetscapes. He pioneered the use of designer drives in the 1980s utilizing Permacrib to create structural green walls and award-winning green roofs in London. Most recently, Dyson-Coope has nurtured his interest as an educational innovator to produce an Internet radio show (GrowingTrends.com), books on landscaping, and a series of fictional children's books that explore non-fictional themes such as sustainable agriculture, geography, and history. Convinced that the younger generation can (and must) learn from the older generation, as well as blazing new paths toward a sustainable future for a planet in deep distress from climate change and unsustainable practices, Dyson-Coope presents workable solutions in multiple formats, from books to inventions, podcasts and educational media. With several horticultural patents to his credit, the noted horticulturalist looks to the future with hope that the younger generation will grab the "torch" of innovation to develop and maintain a more sustainable world for us all. Dyson-Coope is a member of The Chartered Institute of Horticulture and serves as Director of Children's Sustainable Education for Energime University. Chris lives in Weston, Missouri, with his lovely wife, Cindi.

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