Thursday, 11 December 2014

Festive Cheer

It may be December but we are as busy as ever, I'll be working right upto Christmas Eve and re-vamping our website over the holidays.

Here's what we are up to at the moment:

Border Preparation - 'stuck record'

I'm project monitoring the construction of a garden in Sevenoaks and visited yesterday, I must say very impressed with the border preparation. I sound like a 'stuck record' but plants need to establish as soon as possible with the best available nutrients, water and good soil for the best establishment, future growth and successful flowering. Seeing the guys dig out the rubbish soil, stones, roots and debris. adding good screened top soil and rotavating mushroom compost is the best preparation for plant establishment. A big thank you to those at Langdale Landscapes.

Obelisks arrival

I ordered these obelisks from, a small family run business based in Suffolk, great service. We are installing these within the two borders, along with matching arches in the same Farrow and Ball colour. Oversized large pots are to be placed on the brick platforms. This garden has been designed sympathetically taking into consideration the context: age and style of the property. We sourced bricks that appear to have a rustic old style despite being new and frost proof. It's looking great.

Garden construction Langdale landscapes, design by greencube, planning greencube, project monitoring greencube

Gemma and I finished the bulb planting this week in a garden in sevenoaks, this one has only just been completed so I'll return in the spring and summer to take some photos.

We have used granite paving and granite capping to the wall.

Garden built by Creative Landscapes, design by greencube, planting by greencube

I'm also working on designs for gardens in Speldhurst, Upminster and just finishing details for a large garden in Cranbrook.

We are also working with local Architects and Wildernesse Golf Club Committee to finalise the refurbishment and landscaping works for the Golf Club.

Large Garden In Sevenoaks

We have been working on a large scheme in Sevenoaks approximately an acre garden which is almost ready to gain quotations and we have just completed the tender on a large garden in Eynsford.

Gardens Under Construction

I'm keen to visit one of gardens currently being built in Bidborough by Quest Landscapes as well as a tiny courtyard garden in Folkestone.

Gemma has been busy top dressing and planting those final bulbs in our clients gardens who have regular maintenance visits, she keeps the gardens looking great and gets some amazing compliments.

Thank you to our clients in Battle, Sussex who sent me a lovely photo of there Nepeta growing in their garden this summer. We planted this garden Autumn 2013 and so plants are just starting to knit together. A great display of this wonderful perennial that flowers all summer and easy to maintain.

Garden Design and Construction - Steed, garden planting - greencube


Finally I wish Harriet the best of luck in her new role, after graduating back in the spring of 2011 she joined greencube as an assistant designer and has been a great team member for nearly 3 years. She has now moved on to pastures new - Good Luck Harriet we'll miss you. x

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