Garden Design Edinburgh

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The Garden Construction Co- Garden Designers are Landscape Gardeners offering offering a comprehensive Garden Design and build service throughout the Lothians, Central Belt, and Perthshire. Contact us on 07958995739, email- info@garden-co.com. Quotes are free and without obligation.

Here,s a project we designed and built for a client in the Grange area of Edinburgh.

 

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Raised beds with water feature to front centre bed with home office extension and patio doors to upper left.

The customer had an old paved backyard with washing lines strung across which she wanted to transform into a striking low maintenance garden to compliment her new home office extension  as the garden patio area would now be visible through the glass patio doors. The gravel to front of beds  and to water feature give a good textural contrast to the smoothness of the rendered walls and compliment the colour of the paving. The ” bubble” pond to front bed sits on top of a water reservoir with a pump and the carved circular stone sits on top with the water bubbling through a centrally drilled hole running down the sides of the stone  and back into the reservoir underneath the pebbles. This provides an interesting water feature and the gentle sound of the bubbling water echoes nicely creating a relaxing atmosphere.

 

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Rendered block wall to screen patio garden , forming a stop to patio and remaining informal garden area.

The walls and raised beds are all built from rendered concrete block which was then painted.The copings to the top of the walls are formed from timber which has been stained to a dark brown.  The wall colour was chosen by the client and was inspired by the colour of walls she had seen on Tibetan Buddhist Temples. It was a bold choice that worked very well.

 

The herbaceous planting scheme compliments the orange walls and the white gives a good contrast. The paving to the patio area is natural sandstone to match the walls of the Victorian property.The slabs are layed in random sizes with mortared joints.The paving is called Fair Stone and is supplied by Marshalls , have look at this link here http://www.marshalls.co.uk/transform/Products/Garden/garden-paving/fairstone-range/fairstone-riven-paving/

 

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Three standing stones visible to rear of picture on newly laid lawn. 

 

To the back of the garden we laid a new lawn, turf supplied from Rolawn,www.rolawn.co.uk, and supplied and installed Granite standing stones sourced from Tradstocks , Stirlingshire, www.tradstocks.co.uk, again, inspired by the gravel gardens in Buddhist Temples . Notice the washing line is now in the garden and not over her lovely new patio area! Whirly gigs for clothes really are the bane of my life from a design perspective as they often seem to form [ unintentionally] a central feature to a garden . The solution here was  a retractable washing line that returns into a spring loaded drum which was purchased from John Lewis, www.johnlewis.com,

 

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The wall forms a screen to the patio area 

Thanks for looking at his post to view more of our work and services please visit our website at http://www.garden-co.com/ or view our blog at www.deckingedinburghlandscaping.wordpress.com/

 

 

 

Timber Decking to Patio Doors

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Timber Decking to patio doors – the deck is set to the internal floor level so when the doors are opened there is continuity to the internal and external spaces giving the deck a feeling of another outside room whilst enhacing the wooden flooring to the kitchen dining room.

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Timber sleeper steps with stone inlays leading to upper terrace of garden

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Rendered concrete block walls – this area was excavated to give an outside space to newly converted dining/kitchen dayroom, originally it was at height of new wall to 1 metre from house.

L.e.d lighting

Here,s a picture of l.e.d. ( light emitting diode) with durable stainless steel rim inserted into deck. The lights are 12 volt so are entirely safe and relatively easy to fit and cost less than 240 volt lighting. L.e.d lighting lasts a lot longer than standard electrical bulbs  so you dont have the hassle of changing them every few months also they dont heat up so you can walk over them.. The light is ambient and one like this would require numerous lights to give the right effect, they are commonly supplied in loops of six or more and come in various colours – white or  blue being the most common as they give a good quality of light. Set under a pot plant  they make  a  great uplighter , highliting the foliage of architectural planting such as Phormium, Bamboo or Palms .

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Landscape Gardeners Edinburgh-we work throughout Scotland covering East Lothian, The Borders, Central Belt. Fife, Perthshire and Dundee.

Landscaping Edinburgh , Garden Construction Co, professional landscaping service  contact us on 0800 328 6458. Services- Garden Design,Turfing,Fencing,Water Features,Decking,Garden Buildings,Pergolas, Arbours, Sheds, Driveways, Patios. Free no, obligation quotes.www.garden-co.com.

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Here’s a picture of decking by Landscape Gardeners Edinburgh

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Heres some pictures of Edinburgh landscaping showing a circular patio with blocked edging with raised seating bench to radius from
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The circular patio is formed from natural sandstone to make a circle 2800mm diameter  then we have used tegula block paving to to extend the diameter to 3500mm.
The bench is built from rendered concrete block with sandstone paving to seat.

Heres more Edinburgh landscaping from the Garden Construction Co http://www.garden-co.com/ , a lovely informal pond with bamboo spout running through uv filter. Before we fitted the filter the water was like pea soup but within  two weeks it was completely clear. If you look carefully you can see a duck on the pond.

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For the best Edinburgh landscaping service view our professional landscaping services at www.garden-co.com. from Garden Construction Co.

Here is a lovely pond that the Garden Construction Co built for a customer in the Sciennes area of Edinburgh. Note the use of  a bamboo cane for the water spout , very zen . Yes i know  its a cliche but whatever…… it works, nice and simple. Can you see the birdie ? mmmm ornamental accesory as provided by client. More great Edinburgh landscaping from Garden Construction Co , Edinburgh. Landscapers Extrordinaire.Edinburgh Landscaping

Rendered Concrete Raised Beds Offer a Great Alternative to Stone

Here is  a project that we worked on for a client in Edinburgh.

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Raised beds, concrete block rendered and painted white. the planting is Photinia Red Robin , which when mature will form a delightful low maintenace hedge screening the decking from the road.
Timber decking -redwood pine. Note the l.e.d lighting to the raised beds to shine across decking surface at night
Timber steps leading up to decking area with door to side to access under deck storage area, The step treads have graphite inlays to make them non-slip
Photinia Red Robin forms a pleasing hedge as the newly formed leaves are red and the mature leaves are green. It is easily maintained like privet, and offers a great alternative to standard hedging
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The picture above left shows an example of a mature Photinia Red Robin hedge forming dense and compact foliage giving excellent screening for privacy and above right caption showing the red emergent immature leaf which turns green after a month or so.
 
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Rendered concrete raised beds offer a great altenative to stone. They cost less, are durable , and bring a contemporary aesthetic to garden designs.

Water Features Edinburgh

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WATER FEATURES EDINBURGH

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Water Features Edinburgh The Garden Construction Company are professional Landscape Gardeners . We supply and fit designed water features to your requirements. Contact us on Freephone 08003286458 , or info@garden-co.com ,  or see our google+ page , website www.garden-co.com

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Garden Water Features Edinburgh

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Here is a picture of a landscaping installation for a client in Edinburgh. we installed the hardwood timber deck which is made from yellow balau . fsc sourced and constructed the curved bespoke steps from solid oak leading down to the pond. Fibre optic lighting was fitted to the deck coming from a light source in the house. The lower terrace of thee deck goes over the pond to form a viewing platform to the pond. Sandstone paving was laid to the perimeter of the pond to form a path and lend a formal aesthetic. A waterfall was installed to right of picture. not visible, with the water coming from a pump fitted in the pond.Marginal planting to the sides such as Irises, Marsh Marigolds, Reeds and grasses with wter Lily to centre.

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Pond viewed from deck with waterfall to left of picture.

 

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GARDEN WATER FEATURES

The customer had an old paved backyard with washing lines strung across which she wanted to transform into a striking low maintenance garden to compliment her new home office extension  as the garden patio area would now be visible through the glass patio doors. The gravel to front of beds  and to water feature give a good textural contrast to the smoothness of the rendered walls and compliment the colour of the paving. The ” bubble” pond to front bed sits on top of a water reservoir with a pump and the carved circular stone sits on top with the water bubbling through a centrally drilled hole running down the sides of the stone  and back into the reservoir underneath the pebbles. This provides an interesting water feature and the gentle sound of the bubbling water echoes nicely creating a relaxing atmosphere.

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This garden pond has a strong Zen theme to it , with the minimal simplicity of the pond itself and the bamboo spout forming the fountain. Planting bamboo, Phyllostacis Nigra and the climber Hydrangea Petiolaris compliment the  theme.

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Water Features, rendered walls concrete block walls painted white with solid oak sleeper coping, black marble water feature with uplighters to pond , bamboo and silver birch for architectural planting with lighting to rear, and barbecue to left of picture with spit roast. Grey slate paving with gravel to compliment contemporary landscaping theme.

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for a client in Edinburgh  requiring Garden Designers, sited just off Holyrood park- Designed And Build by Garden Construction Co. The customer had taken out the kitchen window and installed a large triple patio  doors to newly converted kitchen dining room. The area immediately to the back of the house was originally a brick retaining wall 1m from house wall and 1.2m high.We excavated the area by hand as it was inaccessable for a digger. We then constructed concrete block retaining walls with timber copings and cement rendered them , to be painted by client. After fitting the patio doors were fitted we created this deck design for Rachel to make full use if the space in conjunction with her new kitchen. The deck is fitted to the floor level of the kitchen and matches the colouring of internal floorboards an the deck boards run in the same direction as the kitchen floor boards to give the feeling of continuity giving the deck which also makes the kitchen seem bigger and the deck part of the room. With the patio doors open in the summer this area really does become a stylish outside room.The deck also reflects light back into the kitchen which is quite dark being East facing.

Timber Decking to patio doors with rendered walls and timber copings.

Timber Decking to patio doors with rendered walls and timber copings, redwood pine decking. garden-co.com

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timber decking with grooved non-slip surface.

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The steps to upper terrace were constructed fom timber sleepers with stone paving inlays for treads.

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decking with pergola

Decking fitted here smooth side up.Most deck boards are reversable being grooved on one side and smooth on the other. This deck is well complimented by the planting scheme , rhodedendron to foreground ,and  bamboo to centre. the pergola adds height to the design and in this case we trained a damson fruit tree over the top of the framework to form a canopy to the deck area.The various pot plants such at the Acer “bloodgood” give interest to the timber decking and also soften the strong lines of the deckboards. Planting to the edge of the deck that spills over onto the boards such as the Geranium with the blue flowers to bottom right ” johnsons Blue” also serve the same purpose of softening the deck. A blue l.e.d. uplighter was fitted to the base of the pergola to illuminate the damson tree in the evening . The blue light gives the foliage  a lovely silvery appearance at night.

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Geranium ” Johnsons Blue”

Herbacious cranesbills , decked out from early-summer to autumn with lots of large flowers blue . It is a lovely plant that looks best when allowed to make a dense patch of  ground cover, with its mounds of elegantly divided leaves. A good plant for a cottage garden or informal border .

Geranium ‘Johnson’s Blue’

Geranium ” johnsons Blue”

 

Acer palmatum Bloodgood - One of the best purple-leaved Japanese maples.

Acer palmatum Bloodgood – One of the best purple-leaved Japanese maples. make sure you pick a good pot to really set the planting off. Remember – unglazed pots will crack in the frost.

 

BLOODGOOD JAPANESE MAPLE

Bloodgood Japanese Maple Acer palmatum var. atropurpureum ‘Bloodgood’, great foliage to contrast against green vegetation and makes a striking pot plant