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College Crescent Asian Landscape, London

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Photo of an asian side yard stone water fountain landscape in London. — Houzz

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mick3120 wrote:
Beautiful design. What is the multi stem rounded tree in front. Thanks
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John Davies Landscape

Thanks. I don't know as the plant was purchased semi mature. I imagine some years though! I'll ask next time I'm speaking to the nursery.

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Jan
How tall does that get and would it survive in zone 5?
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ARCH Sharaf wrote:
its amazing , but what's the kind of wood that you used in back ?
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John Davies Landscape

Thanks Suzanne, my design but executed by a great company Landform Consultants

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tikiuy

Garden envy!! May I ask pic of how the layout looks like , seems the area is irregular and I'm curious what the surrounding areas are, can you share please?

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royanega wrote:
What are the approximate dimensions of this yard?
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cabtwb

All the elements of this garden are so well executed. You have made the garden look so much more spacious by using the stepped levels and integrating water a light. Fabulous!!

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John Davies Landscape

Very kind of you to say so. Thank you. It's tricky to make small areas work well spatially. But we worry away at these things and eventually get them just right!

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Professional Specialists wrote:
Tree Left Corner - - what is its name please? This work is so refreshing yet has depth. Love it.
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John Davies Landscape

Hi, the tree at the top left corner is Acer palmatum. Glad you like it!

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Donna Redman

Beautiful work


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Mendy Ziade wrote:
My Yard Dimensions - Great design!!! My yard is about 40 square meters ( 9 m long and 3.75 m wide) . Can I execute this design ???
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John Davies Landscape

Hi Mendy, that's a tough question. The problem isn't so much length (this garden is around 11 metres to the back upper wall) as width. Your garden is little more than half the width of this one at the widest point. Site context is everything and it might be possible to apply some of the same principles to your own space. I couldn't really tell unless I was actually designing it for you. Is it a sloping site for instance? What are the boundaries like? Are you overlooked? etc etc. John

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Stephen Ryan MSGD

Hi Mendy,

You have picked out a beautiful design as your inspiration but as John mentioned in an earlier comment, the aspect of this site that makes it 'work' is the shape of the space and the difference in elevations as the garden gains height towards the back. The 'depth of field' that makes this garden work so well is achieved by placing the fabulous multi stem trees where you can see them both and choosing a larger one towards the back optically shortening the garden and thereby disguising it's shape. If you garden is a rectangle then the challenge is making it feel less like a box by imposing a new shape on the space and de-emphasising the boundaries- much harder in a small space like yours.

Make sure you choose trees that will remain small so that the garden matures well.

oh, and let us know what you decide to do in the end. Hope you enjoy it once it's finished!

S

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tranginator wrote:
Nice garden - What type of bush is that? The one that looks like an umbrella?
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John Davies Landscape

This is Osmanthus burkwoodii - pruned and trained into the umbrella form.

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Dodie Gazda

I really like the Osmanthus. From what I have read on the internet, it's only hardy in zones 7-10. What would be a suitable alternative from zone 6 that would give me the same look?

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northstarkdj wrote:
thanks for answering questions - so nice to have a pro answer people's questions. so many don't. Stunning landscape work.
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John Davies Landscape
Thanks. I'm no Angel but I do try!
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jen Web wrote:
I want the same garden, what do I need and how is it done? - I have a picture of the current state of the garden, it needs the wow factor and this tiered version with lights and a water feature is what I would love to have, but I'm not a gardener nor do I have the skills to make this, so how can I go about having it done. I can send you a picture of the garden if you are interested to help. my email address is jen.web369@gmail.com
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John Davies Landscape

Dear Jen, I'm sure I can help! I will email you shortly. John

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krischang wrote:
What is the width of the boards you used for the fence/screen? Love it
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John Davies Landscape

The slatted boards are 50mm x 20mm thick with 10mm gaps.

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adriennemford wrote:
What is the stain used on the wood? - What is the stain used on the wood?
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John Davies Landscape

Hi, there isn't any stain used on the wood. What you see pictured is new iroko. Like all hardwoods it will fade to grey.

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kittenchick wrote:
What kind of tree is the one that's lit up on the left?
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John Davies Landscape

The tree on the upper left hand side is Acer palmatum.

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bluerockpropertygroup wrote:
Stone - What kind of stone did you use?
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John Davies Landscape

Hi, the stone is basalt, sometimes called basaltina or basaltite probably because it is from a quarry in Italy. It is a very beautiful stone with a creamy grey colour. Here we used an antiqued finish (a bit like the brushed finish you sometimes see in limestone) but you can also have it sandblasted which results in a paler, coarser, more open texture.

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peiksia wrote:
where is this - just wanted to know
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ccyomee wrote:
Exquisite work. - Loved combing through these photos
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Nazeer wrote:
water founatain which type of pump reqiured ? - I want to make this design I need to ask which size of pump required for water fall and also want to known if not get blue color tile then which color of tile looking more good thanks
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