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October 2018

Gertrude Jekyll – Influential Garden Designer

2018-10-16T16:09:50+00:00 October 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|

A Life Long Legacy Gertrude Jekyll left a life long legacy to all us keen gardeners, whether embarking on gardening as a hobby or a career we have so much to be thankful to this astonishing woman.  Born on November 29th 1843 in Mayfair, Jekyll (pronounced “Jeekell”) attended Henry Cole’s School of Art. A natural [...]

September 2018

Bulbs, that time again… let’s make plans….

2018-09-30T08:09:35+00:00 September 30th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Bulbs, so we've reached that time of year again as our seasons now change. The garden starts to dissolve into various shades of brown or, dare I say it, yellow… as we move gently from summer to autumn. We are all busy, but it’s that time of year again, let’s make plans. Planning ahead is always [...]

Cutting back your garden, autumn axe or spring shear?

2018-09-19T14:03:20+00:00 September 18th, 2018|Uncategorized|

What's the best approach for cutting back your garden? Seasonal interest is always top of our clients’ requirements in regard to the planting, once the garden has been built. We work closely with our clients to ensure a detailed brief is set. This is agreed with visual boards, sketches and plant lists, all alongside clear [...]

Accessorising your garden

2018-09-19T13:42:33+00:00 September 4th, 2018|Uncategorized|

As a nation, we love to accessorise our homes and accessorising your garden should be no exception. We find once the new garden has been built from our design plans, the plants go in and completely transform the whole space. The inevitable noise, mess and disruption of the build is over. Finally some soft, gentle green [...]

August 2018

Glamorous pickings, cut, cut and flower again

2018-09-19T13:29:27+00:00 August 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|

After time and effort spent in your garden, it is such a delight to bring your blooms into the house. Nothing can be more true than the glamorous pickings of blousy dahlias. After the last frosts have passed, planting dried up looking, brown dahlia tubers in May, it is hard to believe that anything so [...]

December 2017

Woodland edge firepit

2018-09-19T14:19:35+00:00 December 4th, 2017|Uncategorized|

We spent an interesting day yesterday considering a woodland edge firepit in the Surrey Hills. Finalising the location of a contemporary corten steel firepit and associated seating. Our talented metal artist is bringing our detailed drawings to life. The whole family will be able to take advantage of this wonderful spot. A place to gather [...]

November 2017

Newly planted urban front garden

2018-09-19T14:57:04+00:00 November 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|

A look at a newly planted urban front garden in West London. We know that gardens play a crucial role in our urban and suburban areas, so potentially this will become even more important in the future as our climate changes. From helping protect us against flooding and extremes of temperature, to supporting wildlife and [...]