Category Archives: Low Maintenance

Banbury Courtyard Garden Makeover

Banbury Courtyard Garden Makeover

Introduction

Banbury Gardeners are pleased to unveil this latest courtyard garden makeover located in the heart of Banbury. Small south-facing part sheltered garden with some matures trees and established shrubs already in place prior to work starting. This allowed us to create a new fresh design incorporating these already living features.  The old garden was tired and dated and needed a fresh approach with the view of creating interest from every angle. See the old garden images below.

Garden Images Before

 

The new garden is primarily low maintenance from the outset and Banbury Gardeners will provide an onward Garden Maintenance service twice per annum in order to keep the garden looking good. The new garden attributes are as follows:

  • A new Circular Pergola in one corner of the garden upon descending from the upper patio. The pergola provides a home and resting place for the original grapevine (Vitis vinifera Purpurea).
  • Below the new pergola, we have installed a circular deck built-in composite decking, to one corner a bench provides a welcome place to relax and reflect in the shade of the heat of the day.
  • The central part of the garden is a paved circle using tegula block paving in a charcoal shade.
  • Low brick wall beds radiate out from the center providing low maintenance all year round interest planting.
  • The raised beds are built in brick and feature a weed suppressant membrane and a 20mm gravel dressing to provide contrast and interest.
  • A central bed in the rear of garden features Old English shrub roses and other evergreen plantings. Furthermost beds are edged in Buxus sempervirens
  • On the rear fence a circular bed gives home to a new Hawthorn tree (Crataegus) as a landing spot for the visiting birds. The garden is a mecca for wild birds in general with frequent visitors being black caps, finches, tits and the occasional woodpecker.
  • A new small timber wallstore located on the left side of the garden so the owner can keep the most basis of garden tools and the bird food closeby to the feeders.
  • The fences were painted in a willow green shde to make the garden feel bigger and brighter. The fences aree clothed with Evergreen jasmine to provide scent and vertical interest.

Garden Images After

Conclusion

This was one of the most enjoyable small gardens to design, build and plant and even the landscape team enjoyed it too as it was something very different to what they are usually accustomed to doing. There were plenty of cuts to be done with the paving and the brickwork so focus was paramount.  We look forward to seeing how this garden matures and will followup with a second website post of this garden in a years time to see the differences and changes.The twice yearly maintenance service will include any necessary dead heading, pruning, trimming and shaping required. We will also be providing a slow release plant feed treatments through the seasons to keep the plants in optimum health. All plants that go into our full Garden Design & Build projects feature a 1 year guarantee and are replaced FREE of charge should this occur. We care about the future of our gardens and feel this is a small way of saying thankyou to our customers. If you would like to find out more about this garden and its planting scheme then please do get in touch using the contact form on the website with subject being Banbury Courtyard Planting scheme.

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Garden Tips for Summer 2019

Garden Tips for Summer 2019

Introduction Now Spring has truly arrived despite a bit of a cold patch we are going through as I write this blog post, Summer is fast approaching and its time to get out those green fingers and get to work on those gardens. We’ve listed together some of the top garden trends of Summer 2019…… Continue Reading

Bodicote Garden Refreshment

Bodicote Garden Refreshment

Introduction A modern property and garden located close to the heart of Bodicote village which enjoys a good degree of privacy throughout the year. Banbury Gardeners complete a garden refreshment to a garden in the heart of Bodicote near Banbury. New Refreshment Works carried out include: New Block Paved Driveway and front path Front beds made… Continue Reading

Cropredy Cottage Garden Renewal

Cropredy Cottage Garden Renewal

Cropredy Garden owners invite us to make her garden a little easier on the maintenance and give it a fresh update. To the front, we added a new picket fence to front boundary and return alongside the neighbors. A new picket gate to the front door. A new lawn was made bigger making the borders… Continue Reading

Cropredy Garden Planting scheme

Cropredy Garden Planting scheme

Introduction Banbury Gardeners welcome a new project this month as our last project for 2018 with garden expected to be completed by 21st December. This property is a recent build in the village enjoying a canalside position. Garden works include the supply of a new planting scheme to the raised garden borders around the perimeter… Continue Reading

All Change at South Newington, Oxfordshire

All Change at South Newington, Oxfordshire

All Change at South Newington Banbury Gardeners have been providing long-term garden maintenance and lawn treatment services to this garden for a good while now and the original garden was looking rather tired and overgrown. We have been carrying out further new planting works to the garden and adding features to reduce the maintenance where… Continue Reading

Contemporary Garden Design and Transformation

Contemporary Garden Design and Transformation

Introduction Alexander John Garden Design & Maintenance are pleased to unveil this modern, contemporary low maintenance garden completed late summer of this year. This is one of our proudest projects to date. The full garden build commenced in late July 2018 with the construction of all the hard landscaping. Located close the heart of Banbury this… Continue Reading

Quadrant Garden Borders and Autumn planting works

Quadrant Garden Borders and Autumn planting works

Banbury Gardeners have had yet another busy season in 2018.  This garden near Thorpe Mandeville has been undergoing some major transformation and replanting works over the year including some garden stoneworks to the quadrant garden. Quadrant Garden Borders Banbury Gardeners complete a new garden border planting scheme to this garden located close to Thorpe Mandeville.… Continue Reading

Middleton Cheney Garden Makeover

Middleton Cheney Garden Makeover

Alexander John Garden Design & Maintenance are pleased to unveil this recent garden makeover in Middleton Cheney, Oxfordshire. A new low maintenance garden to the rear of the property featuring Indian Sandstone paving laid in a random style pattern. New raised beds in sleepers to contain an evergreen, low maintenance planting scheme to provide year-round interest. The… Continue Reading

Middleton Cheney Garden Makeover

Middleton Cheney Garden Makeover

Alexander John Garden Design & Maintenance unveil a NEW Middleton Cheney garden makeover located on a new development on the outskirts of the village. The new garden now provides a fresh open space for relaxation and enjoyment featuring clean lines in the paving and the raised beds. Zoned areas of planting to provide color interest and… Continue Reading