Archive | August, 2012

Good work

We’ve had a great couple of days, got loads done on the school job. The duck pond is taking shape, we will start setting a band of natural stone around the edge tomorrow. The pond area is fenced off to make it safe, I made two simple cleft chestnut gates today for access into the area, very enjoyable work.

We have also been installing the chestnut stakes for the raised beds, its already making a big difference to the area, seeing the shapes of planting area and vegetable beds coming together.

Hoping to get the polytunnel frame up tomorrow, fingers crossed its not too wet.

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Durable timber

We are building 125m of raised beds at a school in Herefordshire next week. Using half round chestnut stakes to hold 30mm cedar planks in place, the beds will be very sturdy and will look really good especially as the timber slivers with age.

The Britvic garden is moving on, we have the base for the path and patio down so its starting to take shape.

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Before photo

This is the garden in Hereford that we have be asked to landscape for the winner of the Britvic competition.

Much of the garden has to be cleared and then we will use locally sourced natural flagstones to create a winding path down the garden with a seating area at either end.

Urban garden landscaping

Before work starts

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Britvic garden make over

Copper Beech Garden Design have been chosen as the preferred landscape gardener in Herefordshire for the Britvic garden makeover competition.

The competition run by Morrisons supermarket gives a grant to the winner to have their garden transformed as well as getting a stack of garden tools.

I’m really pleased that the winner in Hereford has chosen Copper Beech to landscape their garden on the basis that we provide a quality service.

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Two weeks off

Helen and I have been restoring our family home for nearly five years, the final phase is to clad the walls with stone to match the old cottage.

We were very lucky that there was already about 20 tons of stone here from an old cider house, we then dug up lots more when putting in the footings for the extension.

The tatty boards on the walls are to stop the cavity filling with debris when building the stone walls.

It probably doesn’t sound like much of a break but being at home with my two boys messing about while I work is just brilliant.

Stone walling Herefordshire

Rose Cottage restoration


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Dorstone patio

We finished the landscaping job in Dorstone, Herefordshire last week. Our clients were great, a real pleasure to work for.

Working with materials supplied on site and to Gloria’s design, we worked through the many possibilities to achieve the look that was desired. Often our day would start with a chat over a cup of tea with garden books at the ready and then setting out slabs and steps to be sure it was right.

Through this process we changed and tweaked the design to suit the clients needs, I’ve since had an email saying how happy they are with the finished result, photos below.

Landscaping in Dorstone

The finished patio

Stone steps Herefordshire

Breaking up the area with gravel


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