Contemporary Design

Designing Landscapes for Tomorrows World

Whilst attending the Iberflora Nursery / horticultural trade show in Valencia, Spain, Phil and I took a time-out from the work side of things and went to explore La Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias (The City of Arts and Sciences) The City of Arts and Sciences is a magnificent collection of buildings by the contemporary architect Santiago Calatrava. …

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Strictly Roof Gardens

“Gardens in the sky” are, by nature, a breed apart, requiring a fundamentally different approach. With no soil, exposed to the extremes of weather, with limited access, and more often than not, significant weight and space limitations, designing and constructing an outdoor room can be a real challenge. It is also an opportunity. An opportunity to think differently and create …

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Colourful Plant Combinations For Shady Areas

The colours and contrasts in this plant combination, makes it one of my favourites for shady areas. The Acers provide stunning leaf colour and shape and a mid canopy to the scheme. The carpet of underplanting is made up of drifts of ferns, Carex, Liriope and Hellebores, all with varying leaf shapes and colours; with the variegated Carex and the …

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