For those who want guidance upon how to reform part of their garden themselves, or wish to gradually update their garden over time, our Consultancy program is ideal.
Our garden consultant, will visit you in your garden and spend the necessary time with you to discuss all the ideas and dilemmas you might have.
He will walk around the garden with you to get the ‘Feel’ of the space and then sit with you to discuss the things you would like and those that may irritate you. He will offer ideas that might bring a new perspective to the design of the garden and work out a plan with you to accommodate them.
The best thing is, that while going around the garden you can make as many notes you wish because nothing is left untouched. By recording where ‘North’ is he will be able to suggest appropriate planting to the different areas of the garden.
Our company philosophy is to keep up to date with new materials and how best to implement them so during the time with you we will be able to suggest materials that possibly you have never even thought of.
The first and foremost discussion will be on what you want from your garden. You may want to generate an old English garden or wish to use the space for entertaining with minimal attendance are poles apart.
The best thing is our open discussion. Nothing is left out so you can ask as many questions as you like. Whether it is about what goes where and the best materials for it. You are welcome to list all the information plus general comments regarding the ideal depth for a structure’s foundation to the ideal material to make sure it’s right for its placement.
The ideal plant scheme is always based upon the type and condition of the soil. Beautiful blue hydrangeas and azaleas will need acidic soil, and a smoke tree will grow best in an alkaline soil.
Perennials used to be planted in a rotation of colour. Red – Blue – White and so on. Now we tend to use drifts of one plant or grass with a focal point such as a sculpture or a proud Agapanthus.
Companion planting can be discussed or a choice of structured plants that enjoy the shade. Just think of drifts of Miscanthus swaying in the breeze in a lovely deep border with purple Verbena bonariensis peeping over at the back and light Allium clusters along the front of the border.
To make it a dream border set a sculpture in the centre of the Miscanthus that will grab your attention as you pass.
Water features add interest and emit a calmness that is ideal near a seating area or as a focal point on view from a window. Today there are numerous types of garden water-features from the classic stone figure to the modern water rain archway. We often design them bespoke so you won’t find them “down the road.”
Just think. Sitting under a lovely modern pergola enhanced by a raised bed with well-spaced balls of Buxus sempervirens. Then to make it really stunning, we then design a shallow water rill running along close by with submerged lighting to extend the chatting time with your friends into the evening.
We know that in today’s urban housing areas gardens are becoming smaller and to gain as much as we can out of them is a troublesome dilemma.
That’s what our Consultancy is all about. We bring our experience and our ideas, so you can be assured that by the time we leave, you will have a completely new understanding of what you can achieve in your garden.
Our Consultancy fee depends upon the size of the garden and travelling to you. But you can be assured that by the time we leave you will say to yourself “That was worth it.”
Everything is included in our consultancy fee – There is no ‘I’m sorry’ or ‘Oh that’s extra.’ We want you to gain as much as possible from our time with you; because when you are happy, we’re happy – Simple.