• 31.05.2017
    • Blog collaboration gardens landscape news Residential

    RIBA East Award 2017 – Modern Housing Scheme with Woodland Courtyard

    The Echoes, a modern local authority housing development on Seabrooke Rise in Essex, has been awarded an RIBA East Award 2017. We collaborated with Bell Phillips Architects on the landscape design for the courtyard and streetscape around the development. We used a mixture of native and non-native woodland plants and grasses to create this naturalistic […]

    • 10.05.2017
    • collaboration Residential

    Collaborating with Bell Phillips

    We have been published! A series of projects we worked on with Bell Phillips Architects have been featured in the Architect’s Journal. A link to the story is here: https://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/buildings/raising-the-game-bell-phillips-housing-in-thurrock/10018460.article

    • 09.02.2017
    • collaboration landscape Residential

    St Chad’s

    Having just visited Thurrock Council scheme, St Chads in Tilbury, built by Willmott Partnership Homes, we were pleased to see the planting looking so fantastic already. We worked up designs for the soft landscaping, play area, swales and amenity space working closely with Bell Phillips Architects. We think this scheme has the wow factor and can’t wait to see it […]

    • 19.01.2017
    • collaboration gardens landscape news Residential

    London Shoreditch project – Galliard Homes

    Galliard Homes’, London Shoreditch project is nearing completion. Galliard’s project manager is very happy with the way the roof gardens have shaped up; they will give a bit of a wow factor to the development. He says it looks better in reality than it did from the drawings, which we’ll happily take as a compliment. Certainly […]

    • 15.11.2016
    • Gardens gardens

    Whats in Season – November

    Boston Ivy growing on the walls of our favourite historic mansion house. This plant does not originally come from the USA but from Asia, however it is very popular in the States and is thought to be the origin for the naming of the Ivy League universities as the old campus building are often covered […]

    • 15.10.2016
    • advice Blog ecology Gardens gardens

    What’s in Season – October

    A favourite of the early autumn border, Rudbeckia fulgida ‘Goldsturm’ or Black Eyed Susan adds a splash of vibrant colour. A fast growing member of the daisy family it is tolerant of a wide range of conditions but will do best in full sunshine. It is low maintenance and attractive to insects so a great […]

    • 10.10.2016
    • Blog

    What’s in Season – September

    Golden Rod (Solidago canadensis) is an unsusual member of the daisy family. We captured it here in seed, the fluffy heads in star shaped plumes making a curious addition to an autumn border. It is great planted in large areas en masse along with other autumn flowering perennials such as Rudbeckia where it’s golden-yellow flowers […]

    • 15.09.2016
    • advice Blog ecology gardens

    What’s in Season – August

    Hydrangeas are a well-loved plant in the UK, growing lush and green in our damp climate. They are fairly un-picky about soil conditions and will withstand full-sun or partial shade making them a practical choice for any scheme. When in flower they are glorious, covered in lacy flowers which can be white, pink, lime-green or […]

    • 21.07.2016
    • advice Blog ecology Education gardens

    Urban Tree Planting – Our tips for success

    There is good evidence to suggest that trees are a great benefit to residential landscapes, for example house prices have been found to be markedly higher in areas with mature street trees. In the recently published Landscape Institute guidance ‘Profitable Places’, the chief executives of two well-known housing developers have been quoted championing the value […]

    • 07.07.2016
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    What’s in Season – July

    Yarrow (Achillea) is one of the best perennials for early summer. They are tough, reliable, vigorous, long flowering and come in a rainbow of shades ready to add a splash of colour to any scheme. They are a stalwart of the border, great mixed with other plants their flat plates of tiny flowers form a […]