We design, plant and maintain window boxes, courtyards and small gardens in Greater London and the Home Counties. We plant seasonally, using perennials along with grasses, shrubs and bulbs with some annuals tucked in for interest and colour. We incorporate many pollinators for bees and birds and we use British-grown plants, aiming to be sustainable and encourage bio-diversity. .
Our style is loose and naturalistic and our skill is in choosing the right plants for the right places and adapting our country-garden style for city-living.
CONTAINERS & IRRIGATION
We plant up existing containers and we also supply a wide selection including corden steel, fibre glass and terracotta. We work with several companies who specialise in bespoke designs to suit your property and prefer to work with boxes and planters which have irrigation, and can install simple systems ourselves if required.
HOW WE WORK
We schedule a site visit so that we can understand your requirements. We then prepare a detailed quote which we discuss with you. If you agree to our quote, our initial planting includes our base framework of evergreens and perennials.
We then aim to refresh your boxes seasonally but not replace the entire boxes. We like to follow a regular schedule of seasonal tasks and provide a maintenance programme for boxes we have planted ourselves.
Spring : Late January
Spring & early summer
Summer : Late March - Early June
Refresh boxes, cut back bulbs and Summer annuals
Autumn : August - October
Cut back, feed, plant winter bulbs, Autumn annuals
Winter : Mid October - December
Spring bulbs, Winter conifers & berries, feed, Winter annuals
We like to stick to these timeframes as this is when we can order the best quality plants and choice available. We like to have about two weeks’ notice before we schedule a visit.
Our maintenance visits include:
Checking the condition and welfare of all plants
Deadheading, chopping and trimming
Checking soil condition and replenishing if necessary
Feeding, spraying and trouble-shooting
Plugging gaps and replacing plants if necessary.