Archive | January, 2013

Landscaping testimonial from Clyro

I have just received this testimonial from my clients in Clyro near Hay-on-Wye.

Thank you Iain and Margret

“Jim rose valiantly to the two big challenges we set of building a tiered/raised vegetable garden on a very steep slope and creating a formal/symmetrical sunken garden in an asymmetric space (and again on a slope). What has particularly impressed us has been the empathy of Jim’s design and structures with the environment of an 18th century farmhouse. It’s impossible to make a new garden structure look as though it has been there for three hundred years but Jim has made a very good stab at it! The quality of his workmanship (especially his dry stone walling) has also been excellent. Basically he has listened to and understood the brief and then been careful to involve us in the many ongoing design decisions. We will certainly be using his services again.”

 

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Landscaping in Hereford

We have started landscaping a garden in the St James area of Hereford, I have had a count and we have landscaped nine gardens on this street.

As with many Victorian streets the only access is either through the house or in this case from a farmers field at the back of the garden. The only problem being a five foot wall.

Landscaping Hereford

Access problem?

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Water play with water!

Pump and filter working brilliantly.

I’ll post more photos when the turf has been laid and hopefully with better light.

Water play with water!

Water play with water!

Natural water play space

Natural water play space

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Water play area

As part of our natural play work we have been commissioned to build a water play area at a children’s center in Corby.

The project is now largely finished with the electrical connection and commissioning due next week, the clients local gardener is to lay turf around the feature.

This water play feature will allow the children to splash in the stainless steel basins with their hands, seeing the water shimmer down the mirrored steel and spin out of the final funnel. The water then enters the ‘stream’ part of the feature where the children can splash, dam and paddle before the water vanishes, back to the storage tank where it will be pumped, filtered and sent back to the start.

Natural water play area

The stainless steel basins

Natural water play area

Steam with rubber surface

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