I always think that no matter how sophisticated the hard landscaping and the layout, it's the plants that really bring a garden to life. This project by the side of the River Thames in rural Buckinghamshire involved around 5,000 herbaceous perennials as well as wildflower seed and turf. Dave Bennett of Greenhaven Landscapes was on a tight deadline and had very little time for sourcing plants, seeds and wildflower turf and arranging deliveries. Because large quantities were needed, his local nursery was unable to supply.
Richard from Arbour Landscape Solutions very quickly spoke to industry contacts and soon located good stocks of healthy plants. Delivery was arranged and, as per usual for the Landscape Industry Specialist, arrived on the required date and time.
We visited the site a few weeks later and I think you'll agree that the Greenhaven Landscapes team should be immensly proud of their work.
George from Millscape gives us a tour of one of his recent projects.
The challenge of this particular project was making the new garden look as though it is the same age as the house. No problem for George, he chose to use reclaimed bricks for instant maturity.
To improve privacy, George specified pleached photinia trees. These don't detract from the wall in any way, in fact the red hues in the foliage blend beautifully with the brickwork.
Reclaimed bricks and specialist trees are of course not widely available, so to save himself many hours worth of phone calls, internet searches and negotiating, George asked Arbour Landscape Solutions to help him source the products he needed. We love what he's done with them. What do you think?