‘I was just sittin’ here enjoyin’ the company.
Plants got a lot to say, if you take the time to listen.’
– Eeyore

The landscapers have come and gone and done their stuff. You have your paved areas, edging, raised beds, pergolas etc.It is all very function but not very pretty.

This is where prickly poppy comes in …

With many years of experience and a passion for plants and design I will soften the landscape and transform it into a garden to be proud of, a garden that will suit your needs, your style and of course your budget.




The design will generally includes bulbs, floral plants, shrubs,climbers and even trees. All of which will be carefully selected for their form, texture and colour. Planting styles are highly subjective and personal so I will need to gather as much information from you as I can before I can produce a well thought out design with unity.

In planning it is necessary to know the soil conditions, water demands, aspect (sun, partial shade, shade), and maintenance requirements. I have extensive knowledge of individual plants requirements which is essential for a successful soft landscaping design.

Ok… so here is how it works. Unlike make garden designers I will not draw out a detailed planting plan showing exactly how many plants will go where. The reason I don’t work this way is simply …I work very intuitively and having worked for various design companies over the years I have come to realise that they (in my experience) never stick to it.  Working in this manner saves me time … so therefore it saves you money. Win win!

In addition to this I can also source and supply pots and containers, obelisks and arches, stylish garden ornaments … all the things that will make your space into your space.




The client here really disliked the back area of her garden, it looked very tired and had no real interest or focal point.

I created two levels, using railway sleepers of varying height to separate the raised bed to the newly created and shaped front planting bed.

The water but was moved to behind the shed with steps to easily access.

The shed and back fence were painted providing a fresh background for the plants.


andrea - after

Mirrors are great for dark corners, or just for creating an illusion of space.


Large flower mirror

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