Bexhill town garden

The owner of this garden had not long moved to Bexhill and wanted to rejuvenate the tired looking space. The garden, though backed by a delightful flint wall, was a bit of a mess, with a jumble of different surface materials: concrete, slate chippings and weedy grass.

My plan was to consolidate much of the area with a dressing of shingle, studded with Indian sandstone paths, and construct oak sleeper raised beds. In addition, the octagonal raised potager was rebuilt using sleepers, with cross paths edged with Rosemary, Lavender and Germander dividing and providing access to four beds filled with annuals and vegetables.

The lawn was rejuvenated and the raised beds were planted with sun-loving perennials and small shrubs, while more colourful planting perfectly set off the flint wall.