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Showing posts from November, 2012

Garden Design with Swimming Pools

We have recently been designing two gardens that include swimming pools: Our first garden with an existing swimming pool (in Bromley Kent) with two roman ends is having 'a makeover ', here we have created 3 zones, all stone work will be replaced with bullnose capping around pool and retaining walls, this is very bespoke work and we are working closely with Rock Unique - stone suppliers. We are using a lovely creamy granite that is hard wearing and works with the house and context. other gardens we have designed around pools:  Our second design is for a new build property in Essex with a large garden. My aim here is to take the newness and sterile blank canvas away and soften with division of terraces, careful selection of materials and creating a number of zones and different levels. This garden has a really lovely flow and journey through the spaces with strong division created by a chang

Making the most of Root Balls and Bare Root plants this Autumn

Its been an incredibly busy 6 weeks trying to keep the momentum going with all the design work as well as fitting in all our planting jobs. We have new gardens being constructed in Leigh, Sevenoaks, Borough Green, Langton Green, Tunbridge Wells, Shenfield and three new gardens to start in Hildenborough, Chelsfield and Bidborough. We have been planting gardens in Langton Green, Otford, Sevenoaks and Platt this Autumn and have been making the most of the root ball stock available at this time of year, perfect for planting in our prepared borders. We have been planting root ball Yew, Buxus and Ilex crenata 'Dark Green' and last week planted some gorgeous Carpinus betulus 'Fastigiata' trees at 3.5 metres high to give instant impact in our Tunbridge Wells Garden for our clients a retired couple. Garden constructed by Creative Landscapes. This garden was completed in the summer but our clients were happy to wait for us to plant in the Autumn (perfect timing) allowing