Our training and experience in Garden Design, Horticulture, Construction and Surveying is extensive. From small private gardens through to exclusive commercial projects – we are proud of our reputation and hope the following pages provide you with a taste of what we do best – designing and delivering remarkable gardens. Just take a look at our portfolio and testimonials…
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Passionate about great design that works in real life, we listen to our clients. We create beautifully detailed, hand-drawn designs and believe our planting surpasses all others. We love gardens!
The original and the best ‘Consultation Design’ service available. By far our most popular product, we can provide a detailed, scaled drawing on-site in 3 hours for £165!
With both experience and academic qualifications under our belt, we can truly offer you the most comprehensive design service around.
If you thought your garden was too small, large, shady or steeply sloping, don’t worry – we can work with your site to unlock it’s full potential. That’s a promise!
Both James and Jane have horticultural qualifications. More than that, they have years of experience working with plants of all types in all environments.
Q: How long will the process take from start to finish?
This can vary considerably. An on-site ‘Consultation Design’ for a small garden will be completed in just three hours, leaving you with a scaled sketch of your garden’s potential. If you have a larger site and wish us to take you through the full design process (including construction and planting), it can be up to a year.
Q: Will my designer listen to my needs and wishes?
Many customers express this concern when we first meet. I can assure you that your brief is the basis for our design. We will, of course, advise you if we feel there is good reason – design / technical – to divert from the brief. But it is our overriding aim to create a garden that you are delighted with and that works for you.
Growth speeds up at an alarming rate this month, so continue to weed until your perennials and shrubs have covered the bare soil. Remember the key to weeding is – Little and Often.
Later flowering perennials that are prone to flopping can be reduced by 1/3 in mid May. They will soon rebranch and form stockier plants. Alternatively stake your taller perennials earlier.
Protect lilies, hostas etc from slugs.
Check lilies for red lily beetle
Check containerised plants for Vine Weevil
Mow regularly now. Use a half moon edging iron to neaten edges and to create a 3 inch ‘gutter’ to prevent grass from growing into the borders.
Use a high nitrogen summer lawn fertiliser.
Treat stubborn moss growth with iron sulphate
Watch out for late frosts, protect tender plants with fleece, straw or beneath cloches.