Friday, 27 March 2015

Clients in L.A, Black decking and working on an 'arts and crafts' scheme

It's been another very busy week at greencube.

I attended the SGD (society of garden designers) Spring Conference on Saturday, rubbing shoulders with my peers and fellow industry colleagues, a great day that focused on the use of ornamental grasses with presentations from growers, designers and plant hunters.

 On sunday I completed a 14 mile walk to raise funds for Marsden Hospital - Cancer Charity - the Marsden March. Thank you if you sponsored me, in memory of gorgeous Alex. If you haven't please follow the link, it's not too late.

I then foolishly booked planting a courtyard garden on the Monday in Reigate,  ideally I should have booked a day in the office to rest my achy legs. But the show must go on and so must the planting. Luckily Gemma was booked to help and we had it all planted up by 3pm.

I have completed a garden design in Sevenoaks this week, a small skinny rear garden for a georgian house that is undergoing renovation.

We also went out to tender on a large scheme in Sevenoaks, a great garden that I'm very excited to see being built that wraps around an arts and crafts property with napped flint details and rusting corten bowls.

We have just had sign off on a little garden in Erith, for a new build. See aerial view below, we are using black decking (millboard) and porcelain tiles with zinc troughs and zinc panels with western red cedar trellis. This garden will have a very tasteful wooden hot tub and great lighting.

I've been chatting to our client who lives in Mersham, Kent but works in Los Angeles and so we caught up today via Skype. There garden is about to start and will include a fire pit and grey granite and black basalt paving. A feature wall and a very trendy and modern scheme with some crazy pink splashes of colour.

Gemma is doing a fantastic job and has another two gardens of ours signed up for regular maintenance.

Today I picked up a planting brief on behalf of Steed construction who have built a wonderful new home and constructed the garden designed by greencube. The house was sold off plan and so I met the 'new owner' today who wanted to give me her planting brief.

I have started the before and after photos to show our clients and colleagues what we actually do. Here's the first of many greencube case studies:

Happy gardening this weekend.....

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