Saturday, 13 April 2013

Greencube loves a challenge!!!

We are soooo busy currently with 28 projects at various stages, me and Harriet have had a very demanding but varied week and I'm now glad for the weekend.  I thought it was time to stop, just for a minute and post a few blogs, whilst dinner is cooking!:

We have been working closely with Creative Landscapes on this project, greencube have designed a layout for this garden that quite frankly you ought to be a 'billy goat' to get to the top. Sevenoaks gardens are often challenging due to the interesting topography.......  we have cut into hillsides, retained with gabions , have designed block built walls with rendered finishes and now we are completing the almost impossible.

Never shy of a challenge, we have taken inspiration from Patrick Blanc's vertical living artwork and also  Thames Barrier Park with the near vertical Lonicera greenwalls. Here we have created a planted bank that will, I know look amazing! Maintenance friendly and a 'living art' installation.

Over 2300 plants were delivered on Tuesday of this week and the guys have worked their socks off on a difficult terrain to get this planted. This bank is almost level with eaves of the house. So we had to take the plants up a flight of stairs before even starting the planting..

First we started with plant moodboard and inspiration:

Then the planting plan was drawn up:

Plants delivered and plants laid out to the planting design. I'll post some photos on completion and when its all knitted together.

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