Halfway post – 2016

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Jun 132016
 

Now just 12 days off of the solstice and i thought it was about time to update this blog as everyone is sleeping in, a rarity with two children under two.

As ever, we have been engaged in a range of projects from contemporary to the very traditional, everywhere in between and even a private playground. It has also been nice to see some of our bigger commissions from the last few years filling out and looking really lush this year. I offer some pictures of where we have been and what we have been doing.

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Cornus kousa, atop of the wildflower meadow atop the best garden playground in Cheltenham.

Our party trick. Burying trampolines. We have done it a couple of times. It is always much more work than you appreciate but so effective.

Our party trick – burying trampolines. We have done it a couple of times. It is always much more work than you appreciate but so effective.

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Work continues at Yelford Manor. Here the patio is starting to settle in.

A close up of our attention to detail stone work.

A close up of our attention to detail stone work.

This is a transition area in a garden in Cheltenham between the edible and the ornamental garden. Deliberately loose. Forest garden style.

This is a transition area in a garden in Cheltenham between the edible and the ornamental garden. Deliberately loose. Forest garden style, you can see Rhubarb, mixing with Chives and Rosemary. Valeriana officinalis used here as an ornamental.

Jul 252012
 

Thankfully the rain has cleared and we have been able to get stuck into some work. However, i thought i would post a range of pictures from what and what i have been doing in and around Cheltenham gardens over the last few weeks.

 

I have been enjoying the senescence of the allium seed heads. This snail spent a few evenings hiding in here.

Inula ‘Sonnenstrhal’ and Veronicsatrum ‘Fascination’ in my garden

72 m of water source heat pump pipes

Just outside of Cheltenham, in Coberley, we were asked by a client to put in 72m of pipes for a water source heat pump which the client as having installed. The trench had to be 1m x 1m which means we shifted 72m of soil which is 115.2tons…!

Campanula carpatica

 

A very kind man, John Grimshaw, took me to see Sibylle Kreutzberger’s garden as featured in this months RHS Garden magazine. I have more images to post from the very inspiration evening with two of the best gardners in the country and one at of the best private gardens around Cheltenham and the Cotswolds. I like this combinations of Campanula carpatica and this yellow Oreganum vulgare ‘Aureum crispum’. Simple and a very effective ground cover. More to follow. Now i must go to the gardens.