Garden design split levelDesigning for a garden with split-levels, creates the opportunity to bring design elements into the garden. I love to work with natural materials and in this small Hitchin garden, I used tanalised timber sleepers to create steps up into the garden. Working with a small elevation meant I could also include an integral herb planter. The idea was to have tactile and edible plants to pick close to the kitchen. These beautiful plants were in view from the back of the house, which created a welcome interruption when looking down the garden.

Herbs add aroma amd texture, and there are a plethora to choose from. Thinking about the herbs you like to use in your cooking, is a good way to fill your herb planter. Christmas dinner is just around the corner, how lovely to be stepping out into your own garden to pick your home-grown herbs.

Wishing you a very merry Christmas and a healthy and happy 2019!

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