London Garden Design Diary – Week 15

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London Garden Design Company diary

Katrina went to visit a client in Victoria Park this week. They have lived in their house for over a year. The interior had already been renovated by the previous owners, but the garden is a bit ramshackle and dated, so they are now looking to get this Hackney garden designed. There are a few mature trees in the garden which will require consideration in the re-design. They definitely wish to retain one of the trees in the re-design, with another which they would prefer to retain if possible. They are seeing another couple of designers but seemed quite interested in our ideas, so fingers crossed we will win the design commision.

A Garden design voucher client in Richmond met with Katrina this week to get some horticultural advice for his maturing garden. Since retiring the owner has found time to develop an interest in gardening and wanted some advice of what to plant where. He had made a great start with some spring flowering shrub and bulbs but felt the garden lacks interest in the summer months. A mature mulberry tree dominates the back of the garden, which also features a mature magnolia tree. Katrina spent nearly 2 hours in the space advising on plants that have a long summer flowering period as well as suggeting a few design tricks they could employ to help with privacy and hiding their bins.

Katrina is putting the final touches on our new garden design portfolio, and is now trying to decide which of her front cover designs to opt for – she has put it to the vote on our London garden design and build Facebook page. If you have the time, please pop over to our page and cast your vote.

Matt has been busy clearing our new garden build in Leyton. There is a huge amount of concrete and rubble to remove from the garden, and then a good few cubic metres of soil to shift around. He has several labourers on-site to speed things up and has been having fun with a mini-digger. The team have made good progress.