My clients planted this border in May this year following my planting plan, the plants have bulked out well in just a few months and what is very exciting is that the clients are fast becoming keen horticulturists.
I hope it doesn’t sound too conceited but I have received a little flurry of emails from happy clients this week and thought I would share them:
I designed this garden in 2009/2010, the hedges were planted spring 2010. My clients have done all the work themselves including the planting and planting design. Lovely areas have been created providing privacy from neighbours and dog walkers in the field beyond. Work is on-going.
In addition to all the soft landscaping, my clients have invested massive amounts of time and energy into creating their garden: levelling the lower lawn and building a beautiful stone terrace. Levelling the top lawn and creating a another terrace is the next task.
Natural meadow area at the centre of Strode College campus, with two table tennis tables in a mown glade at the centre (not shown). This approach has a lot going for it: beautiful colours, textures, low maintenance, cheap, easy, native, beneficial to moths, butterflies and all sorts of other insects…
In a few weeks time the meadow needs to be mown (or scythed) to tidy.
Willow & silver birch nest
Approximately 1m diameter x 30cm high, with simple metal stand
I am very pleased this sold to the highest bidder at Secret (black) Swan Art Trail, Frome 1-10th July 2016
40% of the sale is being donated to Black Swan Arts towards their current fund raising campaign, see also the 1000 postcards. http://www.blackswan.org.uk/
A new garden on the Poundbury estate just outside Dorchester. This garden is a slightly awkward shape, dominated by a lovely high curved wall, beyond the wall is another high brick wall with a circle embellishment that the clients were keen to reflect in this garden.
The new garden will be lushly planted around gravel circular areas for year round interest and enjoyment.
On Saturday the rainy skies cleared and I helped a small group from the Priddy Folk Festival committee and Mendip Creatives to create a ‘Priddy Hog’. ‘Hog’ was woven using a sketch drawn by Belinda Brownlea, he will be found at the bar supporting beer cups!
Priddy Folk Festival runs from July 8th – 10th. www.priddyfolk.org