Gallery

A collection of photographs depicting works carried out by Hill-fort. Click on a thumbnail for further information.

  • A small south facing town courtyard garden, terraced into patio above Lavender garden.
  • Close up of Allium 'Purple Sensation'.
  • A Shropshire Lad. A personal favourite, climber or shrub which is effective against many building materials including the often difficult hue of  deep red brick.
  • Lilium 'African Queen' in early Autumn against a foil of translucent deep red heart shaped leaves of Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy'.
  • A slate patio compliments house materials and the fresh green of Buxus sempervirens (box) and fresh perennial growth.
  • Taxus baccate 'Fastigiata' (Irish yew) create a frame from one garden into another.
  • Revamped herbaceous borders.  Using flowering shrubs with winter form and interest, an all year round garden is created.
  • The previous garden in early summer using a standard Ligustrum as a feature plant.
  • Anemone x hybrida 'Whirlwind' . A wonderful autumn flowering perennial to brighten a shaded position.
  • A lead statue with a firery backdrop of stagshorn sumac (Rhus hirta).
  • Purple sage mounds against the vertical greens of Iris whilst balls of Allium 'Purple Sensation' hover above creating layers of interest in a small area.
  • Huge leaves of Gunnera macculata stop the eye and lend textural contrast to a bespoke arbour smothered in Rosa 'Alberic Barbiere' and the upright Fagus purpurea 'Dawyks Purple'.
  • Given a little space and training the branches using a box frame, Rosa 'Buff Beauty' will flower for months.
  • A form of Poets narcissi, cultivar unknown - a striking late form with soft yellow, windmill petals.
  • The pointed noses preparing to unfurl of the previously pictured narcissi.
  • Spring sunshine filters through the thick leaf of Fatsia japonica.
  • The Tibetan cherry reveals its smooth, heavily lenticelled, coppery bark in the winter garden.
  • A limited palette of tulips rewrad with an extra month of colur in the spring garden. Here White Triumphator, Mrs J T Sheepers and Westpoint contrast with blue Ceanothus and red leaved Berberis.
  • Using a wooden frame, branches of Rosa William Lobb and drawn down and tied in place, encouraging mass flowering.
  • The extraordinary form of Phlomis russeliana pre flowering. Whorls of yellow hooded flowers will add to the spectacle.
  • Views from inside of the house are an important consideration when planning a  garden layout.  Here black fencing gives great contrast to foliage whilst a sun shade frames the view.
  • Creating a soft screen using grasses and open branches shrubs such as Amelanchier canadensis.
  • A tiny cottage garden appears larger by removing the postage stamp lawn and using a complimentary mixture of landscape materials and traditional cottage planting.
  • A domed old creamery building smothered in Parthenocissus tricuspidata in spring.
  • A white garden using shades of green and strong structural plants as a foil to the pale blooms.
  • By painting a simply panel fence black, both foliage and flowers of perennial planting appear more vibrant.  Excellent for the smaller garden.
  • A newly planted border - a simple combination of standard rose 'Ballerina' is underplanted with rows of Lavendula angustifolia and lightly mulched with wood chippings.
  • Prarie style planting in early Autumn.  Such planting is best left overwinter for added form and structure.
  • A timber pergola bridges height difference beween planting in the foreground and the taller trees beyond.
  • Tightly clipped box and a  generous width of path gives a perfectly proportioned walkway to this beautiful old hall.
  • Striking orange spears of Kniphopia 'Alkazar' against the difficult crimson of Crocosmia 'Lucifer'.
  • Plan for a difficult shaped garden to incorporate formal and informal areas.
  • Plan for 'wild', wildlife friendly shrub planting within a paddock.
  • Bespoke rill and stone trough water feature.
  • Epimedium planum, a beautiful bee magnet.
  • A simplified garden in progress at a grade II listed property.
  • Simple neat lines encouaging the viewer to enjoy the existing garden architecture.
  • A wild unruly garden tamed, keeping feature trees and reusing scattered box hedging.
  • Raised beds and sort vertical forms of grasses add proportional interest to this tall modern home.
  • Agapanthus 'Arctic White' create beautiful shadows on a stone sphere.
  • Rosa 'A Shropshire Lad' against Nepeta 'Walkers Low' .  Allium giganium add height interest.
  • Agapanthus 'Arctic White' pushing between lime stone spheres on a south facing terrace.
  • Lilium speciosum 'Black Beauty' strikes a note against the deep red leaves of Cercis 'Forest Pansy' in September.
  • Large heads od the tough Agapanthus 'Headborne Hybrids' are softens by the electric blue bobbles of Eryngium planum in September.
  • Using hardwood frames to promote abundant flowering of moss rose, William Lobb/
  • A simple elegant formula of york terracing, sharp edged lawn, box balls and well trained wall plants.
  • Bespoke oak pergolas make a bold transition from one garden space to the next.
  • Bold groups of perennials and shrubs gradually lead the eye along a south facing terrace.