This 6x5 space will have to work hard...and be a thing of beauty all year round
The secret's in planning the right layout: maximising use of the corners for planting and giving a real flow to this modest square plot
Down an old industrial side alley, vines romp and busy lizzies flower; defying the shade and creating a sweet secret urban courtyard.
Courtyards are the architectural equivalent of a slow-motion scene in an action movie. As you try busying yourself from one scene to the next they hold you, for what may be a moment that turns into an hour; lengthening time and quieting noise. They can be potent, magical spaces. And perhaps due to the sheltering...