Wrapping up 2015

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Dec 142015
 

I sit in the office reflecting on the year. We are two employees stronger, 5 in total and i have another heir with Floyd John Jones being born in a rush on the night of 19/9/15. We are in a good place. The order book is full until April with a series of diverse, challenging and interesting projects. While we are in the process of finishing off some of our best work to date.

Below are some pictures of works over the last few months and i thank you for taking the time to look at this blog while wishing you the festive best and an enjoyable 2016.

 

A stone wall built to match recent extension. Lewis installing some lights for us

A stone wall built to match recent extension. Lewis installing some lights for us before adding to the existing paving.

Recomendation landscaping, Cheltenham

This un-prompted compliment was most welcome

A mixed selection of York stone cut by hand on site to minimise the jointing gap. Limestone cobbles sourced on site

A mixed selection of York stone cut by hand on site to minimise the jointing gap. Limestone cobbles sourced on site.

Yorkstone paving oxfordshire garden

Looks so shiny after cleaning

There was a bank of grass. The designer had the idea to make stone risers and grass treads. We found these cills from an old Mill House in Halifax which seem to have done the job perfectly. I think this is one of the best things we have ever built.

There was a bank of grass. The designer had the idea to make stone risers and grass treads. We found these cills from an old Mill House in Halifax which seem to have done the job perfectly. I think this is one of the best and most interesting things we have ever built.

'5 men went to lay, went to lay a meadow'. Not a true wildflower meadow but a pictorial meadow as seen at the Olympic Park.

‘5 men went to lay, went to lay a meadow’. Not a true wildflower meadow but a pictorial meadow as seen at the Olympic Park.

Laid and the grass seed starting to emerge.

Laid and the grass seed starting to germinate.

Sep 132013
 

We get asked a lot, when is it best to plant? A lot depends on the site and what you are planting but in general September….and this is what we have been doing. Check out the pictures we have been taking of our garden below, showcasing the landscaping by Allscapes WA, its becoming my favorite place to be.

Why? As the plant begins to go dormant, the sap travels down the plant and into the roots. This stimulates root growth as the plant invests the energy it has created through the year. With the ground still warm from the summer, the air cooler and the autumn rains, which slakes the garden as i write, it is the perfect time to plant and get a bigger and more established for the following season. So we have been planting in oxford and post some pictures. Of course you can plant at any time of the year but it means you have to be more assiduous with watering if done in the summer and gain no root growth benefit if you plant from November onwards.

York stone paving, Iroko screen and tree ferns

York stone paving, Iroko screen and tree ferns

Cheltenham garden designer

York stone paving, pleached Hornbeams and Stipa meadow

Cheltenham garden

Curved brick walls and tree ferns

Cheltenham lightwell garden

Inside out

Reference: Los Angeles residential paving options.