cor-ten steel garden in Great Walsingham, Norfolk is not quite finished the last bit of planting to be completed in the Autumn but it's really taking shape and the perennial and ornamental grasses are doing well. The chamomile lawn and mini pond not quite ready for photos yet.
Toby has joined us for the summer, he's already achieved RHS level 2 and principles of horticulture and is now in his final year at Uni studying landscape architecture at University of Gloucestershire.
He's helping with surveys, sketch up, planting plans, maintenance and some planting!
We are now referred to as 'The Blonde Team!' (well one of us almost grey!:>) Here we are last week planting up phase 1 of a garden in Offham, photos of garden to follow shortly. Photo taken by client.
Meanwhile i visited our lovely clients in Sevenoaks to take some photos. A garden we completed last year but now completely full of flower. This garden was designed for a passionate gardener who wanted to achieve a wonderful succession of flower and textures and seasonal interest.
I know I over-use Hydrangeas, but who wouldn't when you can achieve these results:
apparently people stop to admire this border from the roadside ;>)
Here we have used Hydrangea paniculata with Hakonechloa macra, Hebe and Cotinus, repeated throughout.
We have added a curvy ragstone wall around the terrace to semi-enclose, creating a tranquil place to enjoy and relax
We have tied clematis into an Amelanchier and the Cotinus to scramble up and add further flowering throughout summer.
The circular terrace includes planting at two levels giving the feeling of being surrounded and within the border.
We have used both Hydrangea strong 'annabelle' and 'Invincible' to give two colours in this border, interplanted with Pennisetum 'Red Buttons' and of course Geranium to fill the gaps and prevent the weeds.
On the higher ground with used a traditional pink shrub rose
Here we have used a mix of layering shrubs and perennials.
I particularly like the borage growing in the herb planter outside the posh shed.
The resin bound drive looks great.
Notice we paint the fence black, making the boundaries disappear into background and projecting the colours and foliage of the plants making them look even better!
Here we have designed a very low maintenance garden with sentry sheds for storage, a simple palette of architectural and textural plants and a wonderful terrace with a cantilevered umbrella. The boundary fences have been painted black then clad in western red cedar trellis.
Here we have used muted clay from cuprinol external shades to paint the sheds.
Choose sentry sheds for stylish storage in your garden.
Cantilevered umbrella fitted in the ground, with tilt and turn, giving options on shade or sun!
Umbrella folded away:
We have also used some large boulders and pebbles mixed in various sizes.
Last Tuesday I was invited along to the Wildernesse Golf Club in Seal nr Sevenoaks. We have worked with Wildernesse Golf Club since 2012 designing improvements to the rear terrace, side access and the courtyard/arrival space.
The champagne reception was a celebration and grand opening with Strictly's Len Goodman cutting the ribbon.
Here are a few images of the evening and the transformation.
We worked alongside the golf clubs committee and architect Andrew Boakes Associates, Birkby Construction and Creative Landscapes. Greencube designed the landscapes, planting design and planting.
Len was heckled with a 'SEVEN' call out from the crowd and he then responded pointing out the transformation, the wonderful space and awarded the face lift at Wildernesse Golf Club with a TEN.
and before....... post war 1950's building with function over form
and before photo ......
the transformation is incredible lifting a very sad post war building into the 21st century with a new veneer, colour, modern materials and a bit of love.
and of course I had to get my photo taken with Len
we have finally uploaded our new, sleek website containing 'responsive website design', a huge thank you to my husband Mike who gave up many weekend hours to help me find the right layout and coding to make it all happen.
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