Islington balconies and courtyard

This beautiful Georgian first floor flat is graced by large picture windows leading onto three balconies. The client wanted a view of greenery and plants that would remind her of the English countryside.

Each balcony is themed slightly differently. The smallest balcony has a standard rose in a large container at its centre with seasonal planting around its base. The next balcony contains violas for permanence, with bulbs and bedding plants changing the colour scheme throughout the year. The longest balcony is planted with perennials and shrubs. Honeysuckle and passionflower clamber over the wrought iron and aromatic herbs such as lavender hint at an English country garden.