Hyde ValeAsian Garden, London

John Davies

Photo of a world-inspired back garden in London. —  Houzz
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keneddiekeneddie wrote:28 June 2019
  • keneddie
    2 years ago

    Thank you John yes it helps,however can I use 100mm gravel on driveway membrane and would the size hold together well without using a cedagravel system

  • keneddie
    2 years ago

    Hi John still on the subject of garden . I have 15 slabs to use on gravel as part of the back garden and would like to put pots on the slabs and gravel surrounding the slabs. Do I need to lay the slabs on a cement base and weed membrane for the surrounding gravel or both gravel and slabs on to the weed membrane? Thank you for your help .

aacm94aacm94 wrote:1 September 2019
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    2 years ago

    Hi Margaret, allowable fence height is 2 metres ie 6.5 feet. I think the left hand fence is probably taller than that but the road is on a hill and the adjacent garden has a higher level so it was never an issue. You are generally safe if replacing like with like in terms of fence heights which is what we did on the right although I don't think this exceeds 2m.

  • aacm94
    2 years ago

    Thank you so very much John. I am moving to from the house that I have lived in for 40 years, that has fantastic views and a mature garden. The bungalow where we are moving to, is in the west end of town, but has no view, and no interest in the garden, so I have my work cut out to create privacy.

kyoko_jamesKyoko James wrote:7 December 2015
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    5 years ago

    Hi there, yes there is a pump in the base of the pool to recirculate the water. Also a fleet of goldfish that appear to be thriving.

  • Kyoko James
    5 years ago

    We are going to do a complete make over at our London flat and its garden. We have a pond with a pump but a Koi Carps have vanished, (probably herons to blame), so wondering about water features. However occasional flogs are charming. We are thinking about a living wall since we have even taller red brick surrounding walls (we dig even deeper this time). I like your works very much. Thank you for replying to my question.

ksmalksmal wrote:25 November 2015
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    5 years ago

    Hi, they are a standard width from Silva timber. I don't remember precisely but somewhere in the region of 35-40m ie narrower than the standard 50mm. Also gaps between slats are larger than I normally specify ie 20mm. This was to allow a little more light through. It works well as they still function properly as screens but are a little more open.

  • jodietayloruk
    8 months ago

    I love the planting. Can you give names of the plants please?

karagriffithskaragriffiths wrote:10 May 2017
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    4 years ago

    The stepping stones are mounted onto concrete blockwork which has a smaller footprint and is also painted black. You never see them. Lighting is placed on the base of the pool on long spikes though you could also light laterally by screwing into the blockwork underneath the steps.

stuart61stuart61 wrote:6 September 2015
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    6 years ago

    Of course. betula utilis 'jacquemontii' - very popular with us garden designers owing to the striking white stems but also as birch has a relatively small leaf which allows light to penetrate easily.

corinnerouxcorinneroux wrote:25 April 2015
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    6 years ago

    Hi Corinne, it's western red cedar

ditelfDitelf wrote:18 March 2015
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    6 years ago
    The stone is a flamed basalt from China. It's not an expensive stone and most decent suppliers should be able to get this for you.

What Houzz contributors are saying:

amandapollard
Amanda Pollard added this to Here’s Why Every Garden Has Space for a Water Feature28 January 2020

Step overThe water feature in this garden is a beautiful element that helps to create a journey from the front to the back of the space.Designer John Davies used the full width of the plot to create a shallow pond, with stepping stones that slow your pace as you walk from the house to the seating area at the back. “I wanted to make a dramatic gesture, but didn’t want it to take up too much space,” he explains.If you’re considering a design like this for your garden, a bank of pebbles at one corner will ensure easy access for wildlife in and out of the water. Take a peek around this beautiful oasis in the middle of the city.

sarahlalcroft
Sarah Alcroft added this to 20 of the Prettiest Small Garden Ponds4 June 2019

4 John Davies Landscape

amandapollard
Amanda Pollard added this to How to Create Different Zones in Your Garden3 May 2019

Slow your journeyThis small garden has been broken up into subtle zones to make the area look slightly bigger. The designer’s aim was to create a journey through the space, which is helped by the incorporation of a pond. The stepping stones encourage you to walk slowly across the water, while the variation of materials in each zone creates different atmospheres as you move through the garden.Discover how a small London backyard became a beautiful oasis.

amandapollard
Amanda Pollard added this to 14 Beautiful Gardens That Don’t Have a Lawn2 April 2019

John Davies Landscape

What Houzz users are commenting on:

jane_cree
Jane Cree added this to Water26 September 2021

shape - needs fountains though to make noise

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HU-750547901 added this to Hauswünsche29 August 2021

Der Teich und allgemein die Umgebung so fühlt Mann sich wohler

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M M added this to B 202124 August 2021

Sichtschutz aus Holz auf Mauer links, rechts komplett aus Holz, Platz aus Kies, versch. Ebenen auf kleinem Raum

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