Dealing with a client who is creative, and with a unique quirky vision, can be enormous fun.
In a gloomy corner of a large garden in Highgate village, and under a canopy of Bay trees and a huge Beech, there now stands a thatched shelter. The entrance is flanked by two ornately carved Indonesian temple pillars, and inside you sit on a wide sawn Oak bench and.... escape.
The dry stone retainer contains broken and cast off fragments of gravestones, with parts of the inscriptions, jumbled up together - 'sleeping'... 'now at peace'... 'sadly missed'. A huge and famous cemetery is only yards away.
Ferns and other shade tolerant plants were used to soften the corner, and partly disguise the old brick wall.
Perhaps a little eerie, but a truly unique place. And just the thing for this client.