This site was typical of Wellington, with a sloping bank above the house. The clients wanted to build a garage and we were there to build walls, fences, gates, steps, pathways, and gardens. There were numerous holdups including getting the digout done, issues with boundaries and neighbours and revised plans via council – all to […]
I designed this front entrance, and the clients managed the build based on the plan & specs. The entrance is now clearer and secure, and looks very smart.
This is a garden we planted three years ago in a coastal area in Mana. Note the Echium candicans with blue spike like flowers is looking spectacular, as are the Ligularia, tractor seat plants with the large glossy leaves to the left. Once the echium flowered they needed replacing, as even though a perennial ( […]
Winter in the Garden: Now its winter, what can you do in the garden? Frosts: Your frost tender plants will need protection. Vegetables can be covered in a cloche, while tender ornamentals can have frost cloth put over them. Ideally build a greenhouse! I have just built mine. General: You can use old leaves make […]
Using well constructed coloured aluminium planters made by Ulrich Aluminium with matching pots. Hrdy natives have been used eg Hebe, Grisleinia, Lobelia, Xeronema, Senecio. Automatic irrigation has been used and spike lighting in the pots.
Spring Newsletter: Attracting Birds in the garden Since we have been locked down recently and last year a common comment is the bird life seems to be more active. It may be because there is less background noise or the birds feel freer to move about. A lot of my clients ask how can I […]
SUCCULENTS Fashions for plants come and go. At one stage, cottage garden plants were all the rage. Native plants have become more popular recently, as have succulent plants. Succulent plants are a group of plants known as xerophytes, or “dry plants”. Succulents store water in their stems or leaves, and can therefore tolerate very dry […]
Courtyard makeover with lighting effects A new deck, fences, low planters, walls, steps and lights making a wonderful outdoor space for all hours.
Now summer is almost here we are having cold snaps followed by warm spells. All the rain means our lawns are greener than ever. Plants like roses are thriving with the moister conditions too. So what is a good plan leading to holidays? Lawns: if you haven’t fertilised your lawns yet, then apply a slow […]