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Nature Works

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Wildlife and food forest garden design. Combining wildlife, edible and ornamental gardening to create a garden that is productive, supports a diverse range of wildlife and has an aesthetic beauty.

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8 May 2022

We would wholeheartedly recommend Jake. He has gone to great efforts to mix our vision of a perfect wild garden with his wealth of knowledge.

7 May 2022

Jake worked through our requirements and helped develop a comprehensive vision of what we wanted. The plans were meticulous and Jake was patient, knowledgeable and client led throughout. It was a pleasure working with him. More...

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Thank you Dan, it was a real pleasure working with you both, and I feel that your garden is in the best of hands. And thank you for your amazing dead hedges, so inspirational!

6 May 2022

We are truly overwhelmed by our awesome garden, it is absolutely perfect and exactly what we had wished for. From an overgrown building site to a heavenly retreat and wildlife haven. Jake you are amazing, we are so lucky to have found you, thank you so much. More...

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And thank you Laura for the opportunity to create a garden in such a beautiful spot and for being such understanding and thoughtful clients 🙂

6 May 2022

Jake did a fantastic job, understanding the space, our needs, and also the real on site challenges. With interviews and discussion, video and remote surveying he produced a fantastic easy to follow plan, complete with planting guides and ideas for cropping edibles.

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Thank you Dan, it was a real pleasure working on the plans for such an interesting site with so much potential!

Q&As

The ability to create beautiful, productive spaces for people and wildlife. I love that gardens involve thoughtful consideration and practical, physical application.

The ecological and climate emergency were the spur to find out more about sustainable ways of living. Creating a wildlife garden that also grows food does make a difference, both to your immediate environment and how you view the world around you.

I am very experienced with a unique blend of wildlife, edible and ornamental gardening.

Living in the far reaches of West Wales, remote design is a speciality. I am experienced in the provision of a full remote garden design service. I use Zoom calls, file sharing, online notes & plant spreadsheets. Good communication is *essential* to a good garden design.

All my work is either outside or remote, and I wear a mask when indoors and take a lateral flow test before any meetings.

Services

Using a combination of Zoom calls, file sharing, online notes and plants lists, I provide a fully supported remote service. For example:

* File sharing https://bit.ly/walled-files
* Online notes https://notes.grwd.uk/walled
* Plant list https://bit.ly/walled-plants

All my garden designs are created using CAD (Computer Aided Design). This means the client always has access to a PDF version of the plan for reference.

All the versions of the files are also stored online for safety and access. For example:

* Clifftop Garden design in PDF https://github.com/growdigital/clifftop/blob/main/clifftop.pdf
* Walled Garden files online https://github.com/growdigital/walled/

I can provide visuals of the garden design as a sketch, either black & white or coloured. These really help with visualising the look and feel of the garden, and for making planting decisions.

For example:

* Coloured sketch for ornamental aspect of Georgian Garden https://bit.ly/georgian-garden-sketch
* B&W sketch of view from Clifftop Garden pergola https://bit.ly/clifftop-pergola-view

Each garden design comes with an online spreadsheet, listing all the plants used. Common and botanical names are given, together with dimensions, quantity and whether they're native. Every plant also has a link to a reference for further information, whether RHS, Plant Atlas or Plants For A Future.

To help with planning, I can also add quantities, pricing and suppliers.

For example:

https://bit.ly/clifftop-plants

My design practise is centred around growing edible perennial crops in a wildlife friendly manner. The idea is to create a diversity of habitat, self-sufficient fertility and pest control, whilst using mostly native wild flowers to carefully designed effect.

Useful resources:
* Plants For A Future https://pfaf.org
* Plant Atlas of British Flora https://plantatlas.brc.ac.uk
* Database of Insects & their Food http://dbif.brc.ac.uk/hosts.aspx

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