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de­sign, which re­cently won the Roof Gar­den prize at the So­ci­ety of Gar­den De­sign­ers awards, makes you feel like you’re on hol­i­day even on a grey Lon­don day. “The great thing about pines is that they are so sculp­tural and natu- ral in form and off­set the bru­tal­ity of the ur­ban land­scapes,” says Er­lam. “On roofs it’s all about the hori­zon, how you break this geo­met­ric ar­chi­tec­ture of the city. Pines do this re­ally well and nat­u­ralise the look of the place.” Er­lam

Burn­coose Nurs­eries: burn­ uk; Pi­nus mugo, 2-3L pot, £10.50

Ar­chi­tec­tural plants: ar­chi­tec­tural; Pi­nus mugo Bre­v­i­fo­lia, 45L pot, £275

Para­mount Plants: paramount­plants. has a wide range of ma­ture Pi­nus mugo and Pi­nus sylvestris Watereri, priced from £90. Browse at the nurs­ery in Crews Hill, En­field, or look on­line


Stephen Wood­hams: visit stephen­wood­ Emily Er­lam: visit er­lam­stu­ Matt Keight­ley: visit rose­ban­k­land­scap­

Top of the tree: cloud-pruned pines en­hance mag­nif­i­cent Thames views at The Pent­house, River­walk, Mill­bank. The gar­den de­sign is by Stephen Wood­hams

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