A rare moment of peace in the perfect haven of a garden brings us renewed harmony with nature


A rare moment of peace in the perfect haven of a garden brings us renewed harmony with nature

A little more adventurous, next to a small pond.
A little more adventurous, next to a small pond.

Today as the weather here in the Mid West is again unusually British – it’s ‘Raining Again’ I thought it might be fun to see what happens when you oblige a client and work in the rain..

The destination for the path
The destination for the path

So the  four are indeed ‘Wet’ at first, it’s really counter productive as it takes even longer to clean up the mess created and even longer to return a site to attractive…

Ok your turn !
Ok your turn !

and after a little horticultural magic…this project featured in ‘ A Vision of Britain’

 

After working a little magic !
After working a little magic !

Here’s another one :-

Using a 4in1 bucket on a bobcat
Using a 4in1 bucket on a bobcat

This one required weeks to dry out before we could even start to develop the hard play surface inside the stockade.

This next one was really challenging.. how the builder left the site..

Before
Before

How we left the garden sometime later.

Brick edged, bound gravel wearing surface
Brick edged, bound gravel wearing surface

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Author: Growing Trends

Hello, Welcome to Growing Trends. Ann and Chris are both horticultural experts. Ann is a native of Nebraska and a specialist in annuals, flowers and perennials, particularly from the Mid West I'm Chris an English landscape design and build specialist with over 40 years experience of designing,building,managing a wide variety of landscape projects, the team was rewarded with many award winning projects - from Residential, Schools, Parks,Chelsea Flower Show exhibits, to Green Roof Gardens for City Officescapes & Interiorscapes. It has all been hugely enjoyable and fun - even when fighting the weather or deadlines. Today we are developing a new ideas for the home owner ... recently we were awarded our second patent. Ann my Co Host and I, have launched a new one hour twice a day internet radio show called "Growing Trends" , it's available as a podcast on iTunes and at www.growingtrends.org . It's all about the people in our industry, for home owner's &,experts alike, with interviews from around the world from those experts , home owners that are passionate about their gardens , talking about latest trends, in styles, passions ,materials, products, plants, vegetables, wines, anything connected with enjoying outside spaces. In the last two or three years we have been developing some new tools for the home owner - www.picagardi.com and our app Picagardi ( free in iTunes and Google Play) have been specifically designed for the DIY young home owner who would like to develop a landscape or garden, without having any prior knowledge of plant arrangements etc. Our newly patented Weekend Garden Kits, enable almost anyone to place, plant and look after 'Designed' planting areas. Take a look at www.grotrends.com Our patented soil injector enables a wide variety of users to inject corn based super absorbent's to the root zone of established plants, enabling fertilizers, insecticides, etc., to be used in minimum dosages, with out leaching or run off and yet remain effective. With the added advantage of reducing watering by around 50%.

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