Small Millboard deck in Ickenham

Small Millboard deck in Ickenham

Not all decks are equal and certainly not the same size or shape. Every garden that needs a place to site and relax will benefit from a decking terrace. Millboard Composite decking is a great choice for most gardens. Choosing the right decking for the project contributed to the success of this small Millboard deck in Ickenham.

Decking design brief

The design brief for this small garden landscaping project was quite simple. “We currently don’t have anywhere to sit and not a lot, if anything, to look at. The Garden room is perfectly placed and awkward to get to. We’d like flowers, somewhere to sit, a decking terrace and whatever else you think we may need.”

So, do you have a theme in mind, seen anything you like…

“Oh yes, we love the Ivy restaurant in Marlow… oh and we need some artificial grass for the dog.”

Perfect… I’m onnit

Professional landscaping in a small garden

The garden was 55 sq. m with a 300mm change in elevation from top to bottom. The garden was L shaped to a fashion. This shape allowed the clients to situate a garden room without taking up any of the “normal” garden space.

We replaced two of the fences and included lighting, irrigation, hundreds of plants, and a simple stepping arrangement to take you to the lower millboard deck seating area.

A custom design pergola

Nature itself guided us through the design of this organic pergola. The twisting, turning and random curving stems of a climbing rose, minus the thorns of course. Manufactured from steel and formed to reflect the wild nature of a climbing rose. Coloured to work with the light green scheme of the garden…

Karl said, “Being let loose to actually design is what I love. The fabricator thought I was mad when I manufactured the former to bend the steel bars. The pergola works exactly as I had envisaged.”

The small garden paving

Using a large paving unit reduces the joint lines and created a less cluttered feel to the garden space. London Stone Harvest paving units were the choice for this patio; a rich cream jointing by Fugabella worked well with the paving.

Planting around a small garden deck

Large and small, with a specimen shrub and plenty of climbers. The main colours are white and purple with a splash of yellow.

Plants list

Agapanthus Headbourne Hybrids

Brunnera macrophylla ’Jack Frost’

Cornus alba ‘Elegantissima’

Cornus kousa ‘Chinensis’

Echinacea purpurea ‘White Swan’

Huechera ‘Forever Purple’

Hydrangea paniculata ‘Limelight’

Ligustrum jonandrum

Lonicera japonica ‘Red World’

Rudbeckia filgida ‘Goldstrum’

Trachelospermum jasminoides

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