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"Arrrrgh! Don't get me started! You've already outlined the problem. The shows give a ridiculously inaccurate picture of what it takes to create a garden. I've had sooooo many clients say 'well I saw them do such and such for only…"
"Wow .. this thread has really moved on quite a bit. I've been busy so haven't paid attention til now.
I'm fascinated by the different perspectives that different practitioners have. .
the upshot seems to be that unless you have…"
"Woops! Limestone will get slippery and I assume as its a driveway its got a bit of a slope to it. There are supposed to be antislip coatings but these wear off anyway and you dont want to be going back every year to recoat.
I think the only way to…"
I design Specialist Landscapes, including but not limited to: Sustainable and low maintenance Gardens; Entire estates; Permaculture and Bio-Dynamic Gardens; Fruit, Vegetables and Herbs; Alchemical Gardens; Reiki Gardens; Sacred Spaces, Shrines and Retreats; Spaces for Reflection and Tranquility; Natural Swimming Pools; Water Features; Environmental Art Installations and Sculpture.
I am adept at reusing and reclaiming materials and source new materials only from Sustainable and Fair Trade sources.
Further, I am adept at many forgotten and Traditional Skills, such as dry stone walling and the use of lime mortars.
I not only design, but I oversee implementation of the design to forestall problems and issues.