Incorporated our residential landscape architecture and garden design practice in 2010. We specialise in domestic gardens and landscapes, reed beds and water management, and offer additional services such as Visual Impact Assessments and Design & Access Statements in support of planning applications.
I designed and built my first garden back in 1986, and I've done quite a few since, although I cringe when I look back at those early ones. After 25 years experience of international projects and green (and not so green) technology development, I completed the Residential Landscape Architecture and Garden Design PGDipl at Oxford College of Garden Design with distinction, and have decided to make a lifelong interest my new career.
"Propane or natural gas? Any burner sold for use in the UK should be CE approved - most products on the internet are American, and may not be CE marked. I believe there are additional requirements for any device connected to the natural…"
Can you tell the difference between a Philadephus Belle Etoile or Philadelphus Virginal, with no leaves or flowers on?Can you identify a Rhododendron by variety, with no flower, just leaves?If you can, well done. If not, why not come along and learn, how to learn about plants, for free. Steve has commercially grown Shrubs, Climbers, Grasses, Bamboo, Trees & Herbaceous for the last 32 years for a living, so knows a lot about how to grow plants, and how they grow!Spaces are limited for this…See More
"I've taken to using www.yr.no
It's a Norwegian site (ok, I'm biased) but you can choose English language with the link top, right.
It's global, so make sure you're looking at a place in the UK (not USA or elsewhere!), and…"
"Simply splitting the business to avoid VAT is not a good idea. However, there are a couple of things to think about:
- If you do a lot of landscaping, you can reduce your turnover by asking clients to order/buy certain materials themselves.…"
"Agree with Helen that you probably don't have a great case. Unfortunately, I suspect you won't be too keen on committing to give these people a further chunk of your hard earned money, either! You don't say what kind of…"
I once came across a quote, supposedly by Napoleon "Never ascribe to malice that which is adequately explained by incompetence"...... or a mistake, I guess.
I often spend 1.5 hrs or more with a potential client, and a fair…"
"Perhaps I'm missing the point here.......
I agree with Dave's "layer cake recipe" wherever the finished level requires excavation below the topsoil (I always specify a lime mortar bedding - a bit more tolerant of movement…"
"Agree with Paul - depends on the competencies you need.
Got a project at the moment (agricultural land, but actally a horrible brownfield site/hard standing) where it looks like client will use a builder for the most hard landscaping (carting…"