I provide a full garden design service and implementation. My expertise is trees and shrubs. I like to work with existing hardlandscape features. Schemes are maintenance free unless specified.
I prefer to install mature plants for an instant effect. I am access to a broad range of UK grown specimens which are affordable. I firmly believe instant gardens are more enjoyable because there is no need to wait.
Ray and Jan Clune were my first Bark customers. I planted laurel and yew hedging to defined boundaries and 10 year old hebe sutherlandii to create a continuous feature in the garden. A large Prunus Uminenko 2.5m x 2m cherry tree was planted, Acer palmatum Senkaku 2m, Magnolia stellata 2m x 1.5m, Viburnum x burkwoodii 1.8m, 15 Hydrangea paniculata and more. For perennials I planted large plants of Agapanthus Elizabeth and Red hot pokers. These were open ground 5 year old established plants. They have dogs so I built 9 wooden planters, 3 for vegetables, 3 for herbs and 3 for flowers. Vegetables included tomatoes, lettuce and Nasturtium (flowers in salad). Herbs included lavender, rosemary, chives and 3 types of mint. Flowers included seed grown Cosmos and annual lavatera.
As Ray explains in the review I do not impose my ideas but create a garden which is suited to your needs.
Like most other professionals at this time of year, I am incredibly busy. Please make contact and I will give you an estimate of when work can start and how long it may take. If you are prepared to wait until autumn or winter you will receive the best deals on the largest plants.
I look forward to hearing from.
Ray and Jan Clune
Nick Crosby was a pleasure to have as our landscape gardener /adviser. He devised a very attractive scheme based on our laypersons criteria. Almost everything that he proposed met with our approval. We wanted a few tweaks and he incorporated them without complaint. This was a pleasant change from our dealings with other "artists " whose attitude has been their way or no way. He attended when he said he would and was always courteous. His work was tidy and speedy. The many plants and trees and planters that he sold us were strong and seem sturdy. Our garden has to provide attractive vista's from our new holiday letting studio and our prominent road frontage. Nick really satisfied the brief. His work has received so many compliments. We realise that this review reads as if we are family members but this is genuine. We are happy for any prospective clients to come and view if they wish ( by appointment ). More...