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Sloping back garden at a holiday cottage near Kelso – low maintenence and a modern look that ties in with the countryside

This garden had been neglected for some time and was badly overgrown.  The new owners built a big shed that initially dominated the whole site and made the garden look very small.

The new design uses gravel and paving to give a practical low maintenance surface near the house.  The lawn at the top of the garden is a flat disc surrounded by the existing mature trees plus further planting that will develop over time to give a secluded canopy up here.

The gravel has lots of planting through it to give a soft feel to these areas without giving extra maintenance and a complimentary treatment was given to the small front garden.

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