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Paving Ideas – Patios Terraces and Path

January 22nd, 2014

Paving solutions for traditional, formal and contemporary Natural stone paving, Design and lay Natural stone paving all styles, all Flagstones etc

Cobbles, setts and bricks, All reclaimed materials sourced supplied and laid

Ten Interesting types of paving, (See photo reel below on this page).

1) York Stone

2) Limestone

3) Sandstone

4) Polished sandstone

5) Granite

6)Reclaimed York stone

7)Polished York stone




We are skilled at working with all materials – We build Terrace’s, Pathways, courtyards, all paving

Interesting ideas for paving. Patios, terraces, paths and edgings – Ideas for suitable Paving in gardens/Landscapes

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Planting Design and Inspiration

January 18th, 2014

Generally the final and most important part of creating any garden is the planting. Planting is what brings a garden to life, and ties the hard bones of the garden together.

Whether it be softening strong architectural lines of the hard landscaping using groundcover planting,with the chosen varieties spilling over the edges of paving.
Perhaps adding height and structure with the use of specimen trees or topiary.
Sometimes introducing shape and lush foliage with the use of mature shrub planting, or giving a splash of colour and texture with a mix of herbaceous plants.

New leaf landscapes can offer a full planting design plan outlining plant varieties, numbers and spacing of plants, We can then prepare and plant your beautiful new garden.

Alternatively we can work from your own planting plans and lists and work on a “supply and plant” basis.

Rejuvenating tired gardens

Sometimes due to busy lives or just a lack of understanding gardens can be left to “go wild”, Sometimes all is needed is a bit of pruning and the introduction of few shrubs or trees to give balance and interest. Or maybe a new mixed herbaceous border to add a splash of colour to a dull part of the garden. New leaf landscapes offer a full rejuvenation service.

We can identify all existing shrubs and plants which can be incorporated in your new planting scheme.

Plant Suppliers

Over the past seven years we have built up large network of plant growers and nurseries in the U.K and Europe and can source the best quality in specimen herbaceous plants, mature trees, pleached trees, mature climbers and large pieces of topiary.

Herbaceous Planting

We can source everything from the new ‘En Vogue’ specimens to the ‘Old English’ classics. Grown by the best suppliers in the correct and suitable compost mixes for stronger root stock which intern gives faster and stronger growth.

Topiary and boxwood

We can source a range of boxwood in all different shapes and sizes generally from our suppliers in Belgium and Holland. Bare root hedging, box balls to 2m pyramids and everything in between we can supply and plant any boxwood required in your garden.
We also have contacts throughout Italy to source the finest in Prunus lusitanica, Prunus laurocerasus, lollipop trees from half standard to standard.
Yew and other evergreen specimens in all manor of shapes and sizes.

Mature climbers

Sometimes buying a small 2-5 litre climber and waiting for it to cover an oak pergola or side of house can be frustrating. We can supply and plant mature climbers [some up to 6m] for instant effect
Including Wisterias, Hydrangeas, Clematis and Roses we can source most varieties from 2m – 6m dependent on variety. New leaf landscapes can supply and plant all climbers as well as installing and tensioning wires where needed to ensure maximum support for the plant.

Bulb Planting and Wildflowers.

New Leaf Landscapes also offer complete bulb planting plans for your garden. Some ideas include:

Mixed Allium planting through the herbaceous border,
Bluebells or Snowdrops planted en masse through a woodland or
Tulips planted in a variety of shapes and colours for a splash of early spring colour.
Also wildflower meadows which attract, an abundance of wildlife.

planting design Hampshire

planting design Hampshire

planting design Hampshire

planting design Hampshire

planting design Hampshire

planting design Hampshire

planting design Hampshire


The Origins of Brickwork and its use in gardens today

January 14th, 2014

Bricks have been used in England for construction for many hundreds of years. They are literally the building blocks upon which are country stands today. However for the origins of brickwork we must go back to 7000bc to Southern Turkey and Northern Jericho. This is where the first use of bricks were recorded.

These first bricks were actually sun dried mud bricks but it was quickly found that fired bricks were far more durable and their use in permanent buildings then became more widespread. The Romans then took brick construction to another level, They created mobile brick kilns and produced many sorts of special bricks for different construction purposes. The bricks were stamped with the legion of the supervisor.
These mobile kilns were moved throughout the empire for building public and private buildings during the first century of Roman civilisation.

It was the 12th century that bricks were reintroduced to northern Europe which created the brick gothic period. The bricks used in this period were mainly red fired clay bricks which would of been more similar in appearance to the bricks of today. The renaissance and Baroque periods that followed was a very bad time for bricks as they were generally covered up or “hidden” with plaster.

Fortunately Brickwork was on the way back during the mid eighteenth century with Brick walls and facades gaining popularity again.
Bricks are now used more often in England for construction than any other material except wood. Advances in technology, production have resulted in many different types of bricks, styles, strengths and sizes being available.
To this day bricks remain reliable, tolerant to the weathers of this island and resistant to pollution, acids and fire.

At New Leaf brickwork we use bricks for many uses in the gardens and outbuildings we produce today. We like using reclaimed bricks for buildings or features, we also use reclaimed brick paviors for providing additional terraces to period country houses.

Another type of brick we really enjoy using is the hand made variety. With each one being slightly different they have unrivalled character and style. These can be used in Walls and buildings for that extra special appearance.

There are so many possibilities for the use of bricks in the garden. Different laying patterns or bonds, mortar colours and pointing styles will all make brick constructions unique to your garden. Bricks can also be combined with natural stone, whether it be “flint work”, “Purbeck stone” or one of our personal favourites “York stone”. These materials combined can make so many interesting features and focal points within the garden. Walls, Steps, Seats, Fountains, Terraces, Entrance ways. The possibilities are only limited by the imagination.

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New Leaf Project 2013 “Hatchwoods” in Meon valley

November 11th, 2013

New Leaf Garden Design 2013 – Contact us for all garden design and build requirements

Reclaimed Brick and Yorkstone Paving – creeping thyme and camomile planted in the joints, Custom Oak vegetable beds designed and built by our team. Planting scheme designed sourced and planted by New Leaf

New Leaf Specialist Brickwork 2013 – Garden walls laid in Flemish bond with traditional pointing. Bricks are Michelmersh Hampshire blend handmades with staffordshire blues added. Saddleback copings to finish- Contact us for specialist brickwork services.


Landscaping Ideas

November 11th, 2013

Little Armsworth – Design and Build project Alresford nr Winchester 2013

A selection of photos from the rear garden of “Little Armsworth”

Hard Landscaping including Brick and flint steps and Fountain. Travertine natural stone paving.Bespoke oak structure with built in seating to surround rear terrace.

Soft Landscaping including Climbers to Oak structure, Catalpa tree, Extensive selection of evergreen shrubs, herbaceous plants, Roses and Bulbs

"View from a plants perspective"


Little Armsworth – New leaf Planting design 2013

November 11th, 2013



Coming Soon – Little Armsworth

February 10th, 2012

Work Commencing March 2012 on a another prestigious design and build For New Leaf Landscapes. We have recently completed the design process for this Five acre plot near Winchester. This Extensive family home has recently been built to a very high standard using handmade bricks and traditional flint work. As you can see from our designs featured below we have used both Cad and CGI 3d models to create the Final plans. This Large project features new drive and entrance way complete with an avenue of lime trees, a new Terrace enclosed by raised brick planters with built in Oak seating and oak pergola framework, a large Formal Topiary garden at front and extensive Sweeping border to the rear complete with Fountain and Tree seats.



Large Scale Plan



Small Scale Plan

Come back soon to see our progress on this exciting new project.




Contemporary Outhouse – Hampshire

September 26th, 2011

We are all very excited to be working on this current project – a modern, cutting-edge outhouse with courtyard and the complete re-design of surrounding areas. The brief was to replace an existing PVC conservatory with a new, modern outhouse. The beautiful period property provides an elegant and suitable contrast to the array of contemporary building materials used throughout the project. The high-spec in house design combines the use of downs blend bricks, a custom built oak timber frame and a contemporary glass roof; complying with the clients brief to provide an outside space that can be used all year round. Our highly skilled landscape designers have connected the new building to the house through a cleverly articulated courtyard.


Before – Existing Courtyard/House                          


Before – Existing Conservatory

Courtyard & Outhouse Plan

Landscaping Plan – Courtyard & Outhouse

Outhouse - Construction Drawing

Outhouse – Construction Drawing


Outhouse Proposal – An elegant combination of brickwork, oak timber frame, and glazed roof


Construction – Reinforced concrete base                      


Construction – New courtyard taking shape


Construction – New courtyard work in progress


Construction – Brickwork – Nearing Completion


Construction – Brickwork – Arched Doorway 


Construction – Brickwork – Arched Doorway 


Construction – Brickwork  – Completion                 


Construction – Dried-Oak Timber Frame


Construction – Dried-Oak Timber Frame – Joinery Details


Construction – View To Entrance      


Construction – View To Entrance    


Construction – Glazing Bars


Construction – The Glass Arrives


Construction – The Glass Roof


Completion – Inside


Completion – Inside


Completion – The Courtyard


Completion – The Courtyard


The Vision                                                                                   The Achievement


Before                                                                                           After




A Formal English garden – Curdridge

December 23rd, 2010

One of our current projects is this large formal English garden in Curdridge in the Meon valley. The house was recently built to a very high standard using the finest local materials and the client was keen for the Garden to compliment this. A central courtyard laid in reclaimed cobblestones is bordered by large brick and Flint walls. The bricks were handmade in sussex and the flints are from Hampshire. The Knot garden is reached by passing through a line of Pleached hornbeam trees. The large Potager beds are built using English oak sleepers and each bed has a surround of box hedging. Nearing completion at the rear is a large terrace laid in “Travertine”.

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