• 15.10.2016
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    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 […]

    • 15.09.2016
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    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
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    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 […]

    • 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 […]

    • 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 […]

    • 04.04.2016
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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 […]