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As I am writing this month’s column the weather is glorious – at last summer appears to be here!

I thought this month I would tell you about the projects I have been busy designing and, suffice to say it has been a full-on year and we are only just over half way through!

In January I was asked to design a planting scheme for the Jubilee Cafe in Minehead.  The new owners plan to make alterations to the cafe building itself and wanted to update the planting scheme to reflect the new contemporary look.  Planting will start mid July and it should look lovely.

January continued to be a busy month, I was asked by a lovely couple in Yeovil to re-design their back garden.   They were happy to lose their existing lawn and the brief was to create a low maintenance garden, full of colour and to find a permanent home for their metal gazebo.

I am pleased to say the hand landscaping has now been completed by Sherborne Garden Angels and a water feature has been installed to create a focal point as well as outside lighting to illuminate key areas.

Planting, including 3 pleached Liquid Amber trees will take place after we have done our show garden at Taunton Flower Show in August, photographs to follow.

In early February I prepared planting plans for two cottage gardens in East Coker which we planted up in early May.  I visited them both this week and they look fabulous!  Both lady clients are delighted with the results and are doing a great job maintaining their new borders.

In March we started a new garden design project in Merriott.  I first visited the garden in December last year and designed a garden that gave my clients a seating area in the heart of their garden surrounded by a new raised border of cottage style planting.

Katherine and Tim were great clients and had faith in all my ideas for the garden, even when I suggested they should paint the garden fence black!

The garden is now complete, Sherborne Garden Angels again did the hard landscaping and did a brilliant job and our clients are very happy.  The Brazilian slate paving we used for the project was supplied by Marshalls was called Fairstone Slate Casarta in black which looks very stylish. 

There have been several other planting plans and full garden design projects along the way which are currently all at different stages from on the drawing board to being planted up in the coming weeks.  This includes an exciting new garden design project in Dorset that has a vegetable garden, a sunken seating area with fire pit and hot tub which will take advantage of the fantastic views.

On Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd August we will be exhibiting a show garden at Taunton Flower Show in Vivary Park.  The title of our garden is “One Small Step” and it is quite literally out of this world! – You will know what I mean if you come to the show.

This year we are being sponsored by Everys Solicitors, Marine Investments Limited UK, The Metal Workshop, Allgreen Group and Mrs. and Mrs. Griffiths, so please stop and say hello if you come to the show.

Until next time




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