Category Archive for: ‘Plants’


Quality Plant Sourcing Service

On returning from a successful plant sourcing trip to Italy, we’d like to share a few photos and highlight the importance of our specimen plant sourcing service. Quality plants are one of the main elements that really make a project shine. Including beautiful specimen or key plants within your scheme is pivotal to that top-end finish that designer and clients …

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When To Get Your Garden Designed

When to design your garden

When is it the best time of year to commission a design for your garden? Several factors fundamentally influence the timelines: 1. Finding a Landscape garden designer who inspires you and gives you confidence he/she can achieve creating whatever style of garden you are looking for. 2. Once appointed, the design process itself. After the initial meeting and once the …

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Olympic Park

Olympic Park Landscape & 2012 Gardens

I couldn’t wait to see the Olympic park in all its late summer glory when I visited for the 2012 Paralympic Games. Its been a long time coming and I remember browsing round Landscape Architecture Masters Exhibitions 4 years ago, where many of the students had chosen the Olympic park as their Masters design project. It was finally time to …

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Structure Winter Garden

Gardens for All Seasons

I popped down to Wisley on a frosty chilly morning and the winter displays were wonderful! So I thought I would share with you the great winter structure that is out there if you leave it on display long into the winter months. Various shapes and textures are a must when designing for all season interest.  Frosty mornings like this …

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Colourful Plant Combinations For Shady Areas

The colours and contrasts in this plant combination, makes it one of my favourites for shady areas. The Acers provide stunning leaf colour and shape and a mid canopy to the scheme. The carpet of underplanting is made up of drifts of ferns, Carex, Liriope and Hellebores, all with varying leaf shapes and colours; with the variegated Carex and the …

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