Award winning garden and landscape designer, writer and photographer. Award winner "Residential Landscape Designer of The Year 2016" Northern Design Awards . Award winner "International Landscape Design 2012", "APLD" USA. Award winner "Garden Designer of the Year 2010, 2011, and 2013 Northern Design Awards. Currently working on garden design projects in Cheshire, Manchester, Derbyshire, Lancashire, Wales and France.
A Garden Design Project 5 years on By David Keegan Garden Design
A garden inspired by the late great Gertrude Jekyll
It is always on my mind that 5 years is about the right amount of time. Its in my mind as a picture when i design and fill a space with plants. Nestling beside that thought, niggling, the question, am i allowed the luxury of this time? Will the client wait, have the patience, share the vision, spare the time? And sometimes, just sometime, i, you, me, is allowed the luxury, spared the thought, always though, with the occasional wobble, but then who wouldn't question, or doubt, its right even, if for just a brief moment, is it not question that leads us to create?
This garden will always live special, haunting me, holding me, caught up as it is in my own personal history, story, as news of my younger brothers death reached me hours before final design presentation was due with the client, he waited. So today's post is in memory of my much and always missed brother Mark.
The quintessential English Lawn
A birds nest in between the pergola joists and York stone cap
A perfect Allium flower head
A spectacular pale purple verging on black pelargonium flower
Double flowered pink rose
Study of Iris chrysographes "Crug
Farm" black-flowered form
Viburnum opulus 'Roseum' this one if you look closely enough with small spider on flower
Pergola now drooping with evergreen Clematis and various vines.
The addition of Tiarella to the base of roses was one of last years changes which has worked exceedingly well.