A diary of London Garden Design Company:
This week we have been busy compiling quotes. Matt went to see the clients who want to landscape their…Continue
Added by Katrina Kieffer- Wells on February 28, 2012 at 20:30 — No Comments
The designer Russell Page wrote that “To plant trees is to give body and life to one’s dreams of a better world”. I couldn’t agree more. It’s not just fond memories as a tree surgeon that draw me to trees, and make me want to plant them wherever I can, but something more primal.
So what trees to plant? There is such a huge choice but often people, and designers, will stick to tried and tested favourites. There is nothing wrong with this as, in the right…Continue
Spring is well on its way, and gardeners everywhere are thinking about how to bring colour and interest into the garden this year.
For a really tropical look, there is a host…Continue
Added by Peter Ashby on February 28, 2012 at 12:00 — No Comments
Planete Jardin is a Paris based landscape gardening company who can offer the full range of services for your garden by an English speaking team throughout the Ile De France.
We specialise in the design and construction of all domestic…Continue
Added by Guillaume Morvan on February 28, 2012 at 10:47 — No Comments
Etesia UK will shortly be hitting the road, after announcing the dates of their first road show since 2006, with an emphasis on all things green. The 2012 Green Technology Show series kicks off on Tuesday 27th March at Merrist Wood College, Guildford.
Planned as a hands-on, arrive and drive…Continue
If you are reading this blog post, you may be asking yourself some or all of the following questions:
WHY should I scarify my lawn?
Lawns benefit from regular scarifying in order to remove and control the build up of moss and 'thatch'. 'Thatch' is the build up of dead grass, partly rotted leaves and debris that builds up in a lawn over time.
Both moss and thatch restrict…Continue
Added by Adam Pilgrim on February 26, 2012 at 22:30 — No Comments
The area to be prepared for sowing wildflower seeds was a steep bank over looking a swimming pool in a secluded part of the grounds of a large block of residential flats in Torquay.
It was thought that the area needed changing to attract more people down to the swimming pool by growing wildflowers and attracting more insects, especially bees, butterflies and hoverflies.…Continue
Cheshire Landscaping Contractors
We have been developing our Cheshire website. You will notice each day we are adding between 5 and 10 pages to the website as we are trying to make our cheshire customers aware of what services we provide.…Continue
Added by Abel Landscaping (Liverpool) on February 24, 2012 at 14:35 — No Comments
Thurrock, Essex, February 23rd 2012.
Giggins Landscaping has completed the installation of new paving, decking and turfing areas in Thurrock, Essex.
The customer required the whole garden to be given a new lease of life, including a new patio which we laid with…Continue
Added by Dean Giggins on February 23, 2012 at 20:46 — No Comments
Dempsey are a professional landscaping company serving Liverpool and Merseyside. No sub-contractors all work is undertaken by Dempsey's experienced, professional and reliable landscapers.…Continue
Added by Ashley Dempsey on February 23, 2012 at 18:47 — No Comments
Images and a video showing the process of a Concrete slab construction, with 3mm crushed glass tamped into the RC 25 fibre concrete, a black cement dye will be added once the power float pan is able to be positioned on the slab.
The curved wooden retainer to the turf has been staked and screwed into position and the remaining turf laid to the edging strip.
Additional stone has been brought in, raked and levelled to allow for a 100mm concrete…Continue
I am currently a student at Sparsholt College Hampshire and studying for my BSc Garden Design.
I am just getting stuck into my dissertation and I'm hoping I can get some valuable views and feedback from you all about my topic area.
So my topic area is....
Why restore gardens? And what impact does restoring gardens have on the history of garden design and the potential future of garden design?
With the start of the New Year we are starting a new series of blogs on tree knowledge. This will mainly feature on causes of ill health in trees and will help you identify when further action is required.
Giant polypore, botanical name Meripilus giganteus, is a large bracket fungus, which usually…Continue
Added by joel hale on February 20, 2012 at 14:00 — No Comments
Follow the weekly diary of a London Garden Design Company:
Katrina was contacted this week by a couple looking for a…Continue
Added by Katrina Kieffer- Wells on February 20, 2012 at 6:33 — No Comments
For many years, 2 or 3 litre plants have become the boring, industry tradition.
At the South West Landscape Centre, we intend to change this tradition and show, that larger plants are actually better value for money for Landscapers and Garden Designers.
With 2-3 litre Shrubs, say costing £3.50-£4.50 each, Trade. What you get is something normally Tunnel grown, covered in fleece over the Winter, so safe for planting out in a domestic garden around…Continue
Just thought I would share the free PR we managed to get in our local newspaper for winning the Marshalls awards. Will this get the phone ringing or should time have been spent elsewhere to generate more enquiries? Whatever the result we hope this will give us some brand awareness in the local area and urge any other landscapers with accolades to contact the local press as it was very easy to do and free!…Continue
Added by Mike Warman on February 19, 2012 at 19:23 — No Comments
Spring is almost here and for us who have sandy soils they are starting to become lighter which enables us to get onto the soil earlier than other types of soil.
We took on an allotment last July and have spent the time since bringing it up to scratch as it had been let go which involved basically removing loads of old carpet which the last owners had used to control weeds and had failed and digging through and removing loads of grass weed.
Its quite a hard way to start an…Continue
Added by Busy Bee Garden Services Limited on February 19, 2012 at 18:27 — No Comments
As the world goes Sarah Raventastic we're starting a programme of random germination testing of the seeds in our wildflower mixes. So far as I can make out we'll be the only reseller in the UK doing this. We're also offering a testing service for our commercial customers buying bespoke mixes. Native Seed Technology in…Continue
Added by Nick Mann on February 18, 2012 at 23:04 — No Comments
Plants for life, Next time you decide to buy plants for the garden, take time out to check whether these will assist the biodiversity of the garden. Try not to get swept away by the bright colours and the fancy flower shapes of the heavily cultivated plant varieties.
Perhaps this is a legacy from the garden competitions that occur all over the UK each year, where bright, big and convoluted usually wins an award. But times are slowly changing and many people are starting to realise…Continue
Some people will read the title of this blog and think HOW can hiring a professional gardener or maintenance person to maintain my garden actually SAVE me money over the course of a year?
(Incidentally this blog interconnects with another of our blogs on how hiring a garden maintenance professional can save you time - read that at: …Continue