When Katrina went to visit a prospective client this week she did not expect it to be the midwife who delivered her first son! They talked at great length about the options for the client’s private roof terrace and Katrina came up with a number of suggestions, including a commissioned piece of graffiti, planted bicycles and neon signs.

Work on the Convent courtyard in Hackney is almost complete the artificial lawn has been installed in the paving and the raised beds prepared. The water feature and planting will be done in the next week or two, as and when the electrician and plants are available.

The clearance and preparation is underway for our garden build in West London. There is a large amount of soil to be removed from the space by hand and all through the house. There is also a large amount of materials to bring in. Thankfully the interior of the property is undergoing renovations and is currently a shell with battered floors which are to be replaced, so the team don’t need to be too careful which speeds things up somewhat!

An ex-client of ours was awarded an MBE this week and went to Buckingham Palace to have the honour presented to her by HRH Prince Charles. Well done Liz, congratulations from all of us at Earth Designs.

We had a lovely flurry of activity from Real Homes over the winter and the first of three articles is due to be featured in the coming months. March’s edition carried one of our images to promote the April edition (due March 26th) which will contain the first feature article.

Katrina has been working hard to fulfill our expanding Essex Garden Design commitments. The Leigh-on-Sea garden is coming along nicely and with just the final planting touches and budget to pull together she should be ready to present to the clients next week – watch this space!

Postcards have been printed to promote Earth Designs locally. We are offering a free design consultation to local residents in order to get our name out there and get people talking about Earth Designs as the new Essex Garden Design company in the Southend area.