Lecturer Brain Hawtin at Hadlow College is in charge of construction, he has a wealth of knowledge and I know he can pull it off. I presented to a group of his students, second year full timers last month, they have been given the task of drawing up the construction detailing as part of their degree course. I think it is great idea, they have something real to work on, we have invited them all to help at the show also. I visit the college once a week and help with advise, collate info and generally keep an eye on the progress. WE have given them all some pointers, described the material choices, oak, kent ragstone, rain cladding sheets and fabricated steel.
I'm still out taking photos of all the gardens that have been constructed in the last year and last night I visited our clients in Borough Green, Kent to photograph this garden. We designed the terracing around this very beautiful home and picked up on the existing buff coloured stone detailing that formed the sills and frames around the doors and windows. A complimentary colour of yellow granite was finally chosen (Yellow Granite paving from CED) and a sculptural border of yellow granite balls (from Rock Unique) underplanted with Ilex crenata balls and Libertia grandiflora. Oak benches and oak arches have also been included and some division of zones created by deck laid flush with granite. This scheme fuses well with the house and setting. I will return in August to take further photos when the garden furniture is in place and hopefully get some night shots, lighting not yet fully completed at time of visit. Greencube planted this garden in two phases, the trees, ro