An Urban Courtyard 1

This small courtyard has been given a simple treatment using a few large shapes – a decked walkway, a large water tank in Cor-ten steel and a small gravelled seating area sunk in swathes of herbaceous planting.  The planting moves from purples and blues in the early summer to a rich palette of orange and yellow and silver in the autumn.  The new balcony extends the width of the house, and the garden is as much for looking down on as for sitting in.