• 21.06.2016
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    Courtyard garden shaping up for summer

    The newly planted gardens at Battersea Place are starting to fill out already having been planted a few weeks ago, the multi-stem birches and Amelanchiers are in leaf and the pink geraniums are in bloom. This soft woodland style planting scheme creates tranquil feel in the courtyard for the residents to enjoy. The planting consists […]

    • 21.06.2016
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    What’s in Season – June

    Artichokes, Cynara cardunculus var. scolymus – yes, I’ve done a bit of research into this and apparently Cardoons and Artichokes both derive from the same Mediterranean species and are different varieties of this, Cynara cardulculus var. scolymus and var. cardunculus respectively. Fabulous architectural plants, they are associated with stately homes and the vegetable plots of […]

    • 26.05.2016
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    Derry Avenue wins RIBA East Award 2016

    Derry Avenue in Thurrock (now named Bruyn’s Court) has won an award, congratulations to Bell Phillips Architects for a well deserved win! The quality of the architectural design work in this residential scheme commissioned by Thurrock Council and built by Willmott Dixon Housing is clear from first glance so it is no surprise to us that […]

    • 26.05.2016
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    Seabrooke in Bloom

    Thank you to Bell Phillips Architects for sending us this lovely picture. Only planted this year, at the front of the development, it is already putting on a good show with plenty more to come. A beautiful building deserves some beautiful planting to go with it. The Salvia Caradonna’s dark purple spikes contrasts with the […]

    • 20.05.2016
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    What’s in Season – May

    Alliums are coming into their own in late May. The ornamental onions are great source of nectar for bees and other insects and are a useful addition to any wildlife border. This one is probably Allium Christophii, also known as Star of Persia which may be because of it’s little star shaped purple flowers which […]

    • 04.05.2016
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    What’s in Season – April

    As landscape architects we always have an eye out for plants at their best and this blackthorn growing in Baulk Wood in Bedfordshire really stood out to me on a family outing last weekend. I love the way it’s black stems and white blossom stand out against the deep-blue spring sky. Blackthorn is a stalwart […]

    • 04.04.2016
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    Winter Beauty at New Capital Quay

    We are very pleased to see the planting at New Capital Quay looking well-maintained and neat even during the winter months. During a recent trip to Greenwich we dropped by to see the landscape scheme that we detailed for construction interested to see how the planting had fared a year after completion. Our designs concentrated […]

    • 24.03.2016
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    What’s in Season – March

    As the days grow longer and the sun shines brighter, these beautiful yellow trumpet cups have bloomed. Also known as ‘Lent Lillies’ because they bloom early spring and drop before Easter. Their contrasting yellow clusters attracts a huge uplifting feeling to know that spring is here. Daffodils belong to the Amaryllidaceae family and prefer moist […]

    • 17.03.2016
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    Battersea Place – Landscape Works Underway

    Works are progressing well at Battersea Place. The walls around the perimeter are now being built and the beautiful sawn sandstone is on site ready to lay. We took on the construction design for this Bowles and Wyer scheme working with Vinci Construction, and we are proud to see it becoming a reality.

    • 04.02.2016
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    What’s in season – February

    In February there are a few green shoots appearing and they stand out against the browns and fawns of last years seed heads. The tallest and most elegant of which are the seed heads of the Cardoon. These are huge glorious sculptural plants reaching over 2m in height with silver-grey leaves and purple thistle-like flowers […]