Mediterranean Courtyard in Crystal Palace

Plans to add colour and fragrance to a sheltered south London courtyard.

Slight upward slope towards house.

Rambling roses pruned and trained.

From kitchens steps

Overgrown and untidy

Before pruning and deadheading.

There is so much potential in this sheltered site. After a thorough weed, prune and tidy I can see a tranquil outdoor room where the adults to enjoy an evening cocktail.

I am going to add scented climbers and container shrubs, and hopefully more mirrors to increase the illusion of space and colour. I will also clean the terracotta pavers and paint the back wall. Watch this space for progress.

Have tools, will travel!