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Contemporary style, traditional planting Garden - Notting Hill London UK - Jo Thompson Landscape and Garden Design

Contemporary style, traditional planting Garden - Notting Hill London UK - Jo Thompson Landscape and Garden Design

Creating two levels of hedging by underplanting the raised hedge is a nice twist on the stilted hedge that has become popular with garden designers in recent years.    Here we see a formal low-clipped boxwood hedge under the raised hedge of Photinia x fraseri 'Red Robin'. Both are evergreen, creating great year-round interest.

Creating two levels of hedging by underplanting the raised hedge is a nice twist on the stilted hedge that has become popular with garden designers in recent years. Here we see a formal low-clipped boxwood hedge under the raised hedge of Photinia x fraseri 'Red Robin'. Both are evergreen, creating great year-round interest.

Stone Grey Sandstone paving is part of the AWBS Exclusive Indians Sandstone Paving range and features a mixture of subtle grey and green shades perfect for both modern and traditional patio's and paths. #IndianSandstonePaving

Stone Grey Sandstone paving is part of the AWBS Exclusive Indians Sandstone Paving range and features a mixture of subtle grey and green shades perfect for both modern and traditional patio's and paths. #IndianSandstonePaving

Recycled cobble pavers and manufactured stone - great use of old and new materials to create an interesting walkway.

Recycled cobble pavers and manufactured stone - great use of old and new materials to create an interesting walkway.

shades of purple provided by 'Beni Otake' Japanese maple (Acer palmatum 'Beni Otake') and 'Velvet Cloak' smokebush (Cotinus coggygria 'Velvet Cloak').    The chartreuse foliage of 'Mellow Yellow' spirea (Spiraea thunbergii 'Ogon'), 'Golden Spirit' smokebush (Cotinus coggygria 'Golden Spirit') and Bowles' golden sedge (Carex elata 'Aurea') adds high contrast, taking center stage.

shades of purple provided by 'Beni Otake' Japanese maple (Acer palmatum 'Beni Otake') and 'Velvet Cloak' smokebush (Cotinus coggygria 'Velvet Cloak'). The chartreuse foliage of 'Mellow Yellow' spirea (Spiraea thunbergii 'Ogon'), 'Golden Spirit' smokebush (Cotinus coggygria 'Golden Spirit') and Bowles' golden sedge (Carex elata 'Aurea') adds high contrast, taking center stage.

Smaller than this, maybe just one side bench and half size table area in allotment - to have lunch/tea break at after working the allotment.

Smaller than this, maybe just one side bench and half size table area in allotment - to have lunch/tea break at after working the allotment.