What's on the Board: Essex Garden Design Diary Week 20 2014

What’s on the Board: Essex Garden Design Diary Week 20 2014

Another busy week as the countdown to the Essex garden design studio opening is now on:

Katrina went to see a client looking for a roof garden design in east London. He had bought the property recently and was mainly using it as a base for work in the city during the week. With an amazing view of the city, as well as a sunny but exposed aspect it had a lot of potential, but also required some careful planning. A raised decked area, covered with a timber pergola to provide shelter from the wind,  was to be positioned near the wall to maximise the view and a series of planters, some salvaged, some new, will line the wall with a silver birch at the end. Down the side area will be a selection of fruit and veg.

The final touches are being put on our garden design in East London. Katrina went to see the client a couple of weeks ago and is in the process of finalising the details on their presentation, which includes a pizza oven and outdoor dining area.

Another batch of photos have been produced by our wonderful garden photographer, Marcus Harpur. He is working his way through a list of gardens that we have built over the last couple of years. Now the plants are a little more mature the time is right to capture them and add them to our portfolio. This week he photographed one of our garden designs in Walthamstow.

Matt completed a planting scheme this week, with a small amount of hard landscaping involved. The clients employed Earth Designs to put together a scheme to give their garden a facelift and compliment the artificial lawn they were having installed by an artificial lawn company. Katrina designed the planting scheme a few weeks ago, and Matt and the team implemented it this week. The scheme featured evergreen shrubs as well as some flowering perennials suitable for a principally shady scheme. A raised railway sleeper bed helped combat the issue of dry soil underneath.

Works continue on the garden build in Leytonstone, with paving is due to start shortly as the hardcore base has now been installed. The planting scheme is just being finalised and the detail on the brew cupboard discussed with the client.

Matt is also working on a small project for a garden design in Walthamstow. The small garden will feature a sandstone circle and a circle of artificial lawn joined with a sett path. Construction we be completed in a couple of weeks.