Having just come back from London late Friday night we got back to Southport and hit the ground running. We were tasked with a complete garden makeover as a gift to our client’s wife whilst they were away on holiday. So within half an hour of them leaving for the airport we were in and working, 7:30 am start Saturday morning with no time to spare we pushed for seven and a half days and only made it off site with about half an hour to spare. This was a huge endeavour and we are really please with finished result. We brought in well over a hundred plants, 10 tons of bark chip, 2 tons of manure, everything was lined with landscape fabric, we spent two days trenching in the manure to all the beds giving the plants the best possible start. Shortly after we left we received a text message from the client, “My wife arrived back and was astounded. She says the garden is beautiful! Well Done and thanks”. Time for a well earned rest over the bank holiday weekend.
Just come back from London having completed a new paving in a mixture of noir gold granite and recycled marble, and lawn in 4 days, we are really pleased with the finish but would have loved for the weather to be better as paving and laying lawns in torrential rain whilst sliding on clay is not fun. But proof of our determination we had a limited time to achieve this and whilst we got back late Friday night it was all done and the customers were very pleased, Saying we “worked like Trojans”, “and the overall finish compliments our bi-fold door garden room”, “Thank you for giving us our garden back” Mr and Mrs Bailey.
We have just finished replacing and old pond with a lovely smooth finish Indian stone patio area complete with Cordyline’s as focal point planting. The customer was very pleased with the finish as well as our hard work during this project.
Our current project is a garden for Autism Initiative, creating a space for there service users to enjoy. These are some photos of the plans, there will be more photos of the job in progress to follow.
As you can see we started work on the decking in the side garden first.
Creating a large decking with wheelchair ramp, pergola for shade and raised planters. These elements provide a comfortable environment for the service users at Minshull House to enjoy interacting with plants and the garden.
Towards the end of this project we were joined for a day by volunteers from the national lottery, they did a great job oiling the decking and hopefully they enjoyed getting hands on with the project they had helped to raise funds for.
After completing the side garden we moved into the front where we constructed a squirrel assault course. This was a lot of fun for us to create and we hope it provides years of fun for the people at Minshull house as they watch the squirrels in action.
I am very pleased to say that my stepson Alf has joined our family run business, helping me to create unique gardens for our customers.
From this…. old basic paving
…to this. Indian stone Modak Heather