Although the garden was already quite pretty, enclosed by the house and knapped flint walls, the planting lacked structure and harmony. In addition the beds were bisected by a rather ugly L shaped concrete path made of old concrete slabs.
By removing the slabs and laying a curving, brick-edged shingle path, the layout became much more interesting. Beneath the long wall, shade loving plants were used, while in the enlarged central bed, sun lovers and grasses were planted. As these grow and spread, parts of the garden will be hidden, making it appear much larger. The curving path is now more inviting to follow and to enjoy the scent and sight of the plants which have been carefully chosen to attract bees and butterflies.