London Garden Design Diary – Week 13

Grow a Friendly Space

Matt has nearly finished the garden landscaping in Brentwood. We are waiting for our plant order to arrive at our plant supplier. Katrina has been in consultation with the client to identify which plants she would prefer supplement her front garden borders. They have agreed that shrubs will probably be more suitable and Katrina suggested that concentrating on leaf shape and colour will help to add interest to the borders. The client has chosen an Acer Sango Kaku as her preferred tree for the front to replace a tree that was lost last year. As soon as the plants are ready we will be returning to finish the project.

Matt has started work landscaping in Bushey. We are undertaking the project in 2 stages. The client has cleared the garden himself. Earth Designs will be installing new fences in Stage 1 and we will return in May to build install paving, decking and plants.

A potential client with a garden in Walthamstow contacted us to enquire about the construction of a railway sleeper bed for their back garden. Matt is due to visit next week to provide a quote.

We received an enquiry from woman who has a garden design in Clapham commissioned from one of our competitors. She was looking for a landscaper to realise the design. Matt has sent her an estimate prior to compiling a formal quote.

Katrina has been contacted by the editor of Real Homes regarding a feature they are compiling. They are looking for before and after images of a redesigned garden to illustrate a ‘how to’ design feature in our June issue. Katrina is in discussion with her about which images might be most suitable.

We have had another of our gardens published on Home and Landscape Design Fix. Their most recent posting featured our ‘Talking Point’ garden, constructed a few years ago. You can read the article here.

Studio G continues to serialise our gardens. This week they lookED at the construction of one of previous projects. You can see the article on this award winning American blog here.