Author Archives: Hazel

Small pond one year on

Thank you to our client who sent us these recent photos of their pond which we completed last year. It is maturing nicely…….

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Peonies in flower

Look who came into flower this morning…

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Planting a water garden – progress

Despite the weather the planting is really shaping up the pond now. Water plants used include Iris Sibirica yellows and blues,Typha Latifolia and Typha Minima, Pontederia Cordata, Alisima Plantago Aquatica,Butomus Umbellatus, Ranunculus Flammula,Equisetum Hyemale,Carex Pendula,Carex Elata Aurea and Cyperus  

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Bee news

Great news! The votes are in. Bee-killer pesticides are going to be suspended across Europe for the next two years. Bees can breathe a sigh of relief. Sadly our environment minister, Owen Paterson, voted against the ban. But enough other … more…

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Building a water garden – progress

 

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Installing a pond liner

Part of our latest garden design incorporates a water garden with stilted deck and stilted building. Today thank fully the sun was shining and we managed to install the pond liner in just half an hour – well done everyone … more…

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Construction of a formal pond water garden with sunken patio

You may have seen photos of this formal water garden in our gallery but you may be interested to see the before and construction photos. This garden was a recreation of our Hampton Court exhibit in 2009 – The World … more…

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Love is in the air (and in the garden too)

With it being Valentines day this week we thought we’d share a couple of romantic features we’ve added into our garden designs…  

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Encourage little visitors into the garden this year

Encourage and help the bees and butterflies to your garden this year. By planting more flowers you will be providing them with the nectar they need to survive and you will gain the prettiest of visitors. Many herbs attract insects … more…

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16th Century Cottage front & rear garden design phase 1

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This beautiful cottage is the lowest point of the surrounding area. The garden levels over the years had also risen and become higher than the inside levels of the cottage leading to damp. We excavated tonnes of soil to reduce … more…

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