Learn the value of garden design pictures and how they can aid you in creating a masterpiece of a garden.
4 Benefits of Garden Design Pictures and Garden Plans
Garden design pictures and garden plans are unmatched when it comes to sparking creativity. Some people do not recognize the purpose of viewing photos of developed landscaping or reviewing plans if they intend to create their own original outdoor environment. However, experienced landscapers value photos and… Continue
Added by Steve Barker on May 31, 2010 at 19:16 —
Apart from all of the energy saving devices that have been installed in the Toorak hotel www.tlh.co.uk in the last two years, Continue
The hotel has a new wildlife garden, built and developed by www.acegardenservices.co.uk
This wildlife garden was created in the winter of 2008 and the following spring. The site had previously been an abandoned waste area.
A pond was put in with…
Added by John on May 31, 2010 at 11:00 —
Martin Worswick has been a professional gardener for about seventeen years and run his own garden maintenance firm, Classic Gardens, for the last six years - Martin's probably one of the Landscape Juice Network's longest standing members; joining in April 2008.
Based near the coast between Preston and Lytham St Annes, Martin concentrates on garden maintenance and soft landscaping, after thirteen years as an employed gardener and five years learning his trade at… Continue
Added by Phil Voice on May 28, 2010 at 21:00 —
Marshalls has been working closely with The Children’s Society to create a stunning garden which is a modern, urban retreat that takes inspiration from what makes young people happy. Complete with outdoor brick oven, the garden has been created to provide a relaxed area for young people to enjoy – even Jamie Oliver has got in on the act and cooked a fresh pizza fresh from the oven!
Designer, Mark Gregory, has been inspired by The Children’s… Continue
Added by Phil Voice on May 28, 2010 at 15:34 —
Let's have some fun and write a short story.
It was just after the second world war and every parcel of land, no matter how small, had been put over to vegetable production.
Charlie Witherall worked as a gardener on the Cockfarthing estate and was responsible for producing vegetables for the house, the farm and estate workers and the olf folk in the village.
Arriving at work one morning, Charlie discovered utter devastation with many crops ruined; shattered by… Continue
Added by Phil Voice on May 26, 2010 at 20:16 —
Skills are in the spotlight this week as the ‘horticultural Olympics’ are in full bloom. The prestigious Chelsea Flower Show, which has been taking place for almost a century, recognises horticulture’s greatest talents including this year, Lantra Skills Ambassador Susan Stuart, who helped horticultural therapy charity Thrive win gold and best urban garden.
The winning entry of the urban garden category, called by Thrive ‘The Unexpected Gardener,’ is aimed at the mature… Continue
Added by Lantra Sector Skills Council on May 26, 2010 at 16:53 —
t installed a 1 zillionth of a cubic sqm of gardens at Chelsea - a tiny little design moment whose surrounding stage show continued to morph until the last second.
There will be two walls. Install a living wall on a 5 x 2 wall. A caravan will be in one corner and several orb shaped metal hanging chairs will be suspended from something or rather.
My Before Process
Like many… Continue
Added by Felicity Waters on May 25, 2010 at 12:00 —
With greater awareness of environmentally friendly techniques of landscaping and SUDS regulations. Continue
Peak Surfacing can offer a totally permeable surface ,Areas are dug out and a MOT1 base is compacted,grit sand is screeded to create falls and levels,then a 20mm polypropolene membrane is laid (With a 200 tonne crush weight)so it can withstand most vehicles.
It is less time consuming to install than concrete or tarmac,and Within minutes the resin bound installation can…
Added by Peak surfacing ltd. on May 23, 2010 at 16:30 —
Paul Forster - or Pro Gard
as he is better known on the network - is a much liked and respected member of the Landscape Juice network.
He's a grounds maintenance, tree and pest control practitioner based in Gwent, South Wales, having started out on his own in 2003.
Paul's known and admired for his no-nonsense approach and seemingly endless pit of knowledge and experience and willingness to help… Continue
Added by Phil Voice on May 21, 2010 at 18:30 —
TrustMark, the Government backed, not for profit quality mark for tradesmen, offers consumers easy access to thousands of reputable and reliable local tradesmen. Since its launch in 2005, it now covers more than 17,500 trades across 27 different sectors and its free online database of tradesman continues to be unrivalled.
TrustMark continues to be the only organisation to require on-site inspections to check workmanship and all firms in TrustMark… Continue
Added by Phil Voice on May 21, 2010 at 12:16 —
Marshalls Drivesett Tegula has long been renowned as the archetypal block paver. Its aged traditional appearance and shades make it look established from the moment it is laid. New for 2010, a new colour, Hazelnut, has been launched to complement the Drivesett Tegula range.
Drivesett Tegula Hazelnut
is a beautiful new colour with… Continue
Added by Phil Voice on May 19, 2010 at 9:00 —
Added by Phil Voice on May 19, 2010 at 7:30 —
Well there are just 2 days before we go to Chelsea Flower Show with the red button team.
Everyone is stepping up a gear (and I thought we were busy before).
Last minute preparations include writing scripts and making up information packs on all the show gardens for the 3 camera crews.
The producers are working out camera angles for the 3 crews to use. Particularly the pole cam. The pole cam is the camera on a big long stick that gives you a view from above the garden then swoops… Continue
Added by Michèle Martin on May 18, 2010 at 18:53 —
To celebrate the opening of a credit crunch RHS Chelsea this May B&Q commissioned YouGOV
to create a state of the nation report into the Great British Garden, and the Great British Gardener.
As RHS Chelsea sees the big budget gardens cut and a return to grass roots gardening celebrating smaller urban gardeners the horticultural experts at B&Q wanted to explore how Brits are using… Continue
Added by Phil Voice on May 18, 2010 at 11:00 —
John Cavill is a gardening expert and writer who has won Royal Horticultural Society Silver medals in 2006 & 2009.
He gardens professionally in private gardens, commercial and public areas plus schools and allotments.
Here’s what he says about Radius tools:
“Radius tools are fresh, functional and fabulous to use. Their advanced ergonomic design is a true breakthrough for gardeners and they really do make light work of the toughest garden jobs. As a… Continue
Added by Bruce Renny on May 18, 2010 at 9:46 —
Part I: An explanation of the need for ‘transfer of knowledge’ between these neighbouring countries
The French country and garden landscape has for many people been defined due to its sustainability. The reasons for the continuation of traditional and ecologically friendly methods are principally the result of one huge factor – the lack of financial resource in the management of such a large country landscape, (particularly in comparison with the UK, which has a similar sized… Continue
Added by Paysage Durable on May 16, 2010 at 21:20 —
I have lived and worked near, in and around the fens all my life. The battle to reclaim the land from the waters has had a fascination for me ever since I have known about it. In reality to describe it as a battle is to diminish what has really been a war, at times the waters have taken back with ease, that which was won with much hard physical work.
The most honest evaluation is probably that which has been taken is held; mammoth and innovative engineering maintain the status quo.
Added by Fenlandphil on May 16, 2010 at 14:20 —
We all make mistakes.... whether it's planting bulbs upsidedown, designing in centimeters only to measure in inches... ordering 5, only to end up with 5 dozen.... writing an entire paper for a senior committee and not realising that an acronym had been changed to 'BOOBS' throughout by the automatic spell checker which clearly thought it was in line for a slot at the Edinburgh festival (me).... hey, we've all been there and it's not usually the end of the world.... so pity the poor bugger at the… Continue
Added by Cat Fereday on May 15, 2010 at 10:30 —
Brett Landscaping is celebrating success at the British Precast Best Practice Awards, which took place at Concrete 2010, the British Precast Annual Conference, Exhibition and Best Practice Awards held at the Athena Conference Centre in Leicester on 11th May.
Brett Landscaping was awarded second place in the Health & Safety Award category for the company’s ‘Slips, Trips and Falls’ campaign. The company also received a Gold Award with Red Seal… Continue
Added by Phil Voice on May 14, 2010 at 17:14 —
Plantsman, Nick Steele,
is one of Landscape juice's earliest members having joining the site in April 2008.
Based just outside Newport in Shropshire, Nick runs Barlow Nurseries with the help of his team
, including Louise, Steve, security officer Boris the dog and Spot the chief mousing cat.
Barlow Nurseries is a retail nursery… Continue
Added by Phil Voice on May 14, 2010 at 10:00 —