Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Further developments at Pitlochry

With the installation of steps on the bank below the main lawn and the seeding of the meadow below them, the main construction work is now virtually at an end and we can concentrate on the planting. Planting along the banks of the stream is complete

and several intense periods of planting will take place between now and late Spring of next year to create the main structure of the garden.

Friday, 14 September 2012

A garden near Dundee revisited


becomes this

Dropped in to visit a garden that was completed 3 years ago. The vegetation is starting to mature and the contrasts between light and shade, open space and enclosed woodland, are becoming more pronounced, adding to the variety existing in the garden.

Wildlife is starting to flourish whether it is the rare sight (in this wet summer) of butterflies:
or the red squirrels hidden in the woodland (seen by the clients but not by me!)

Sitooterie 2008
Sitooterie 2012

Friday, 17 August 2012

Perthshire garden

This garden, on the edge of farmland, is nearing completion. The pond is healthy, with a good balance of plants and thriving wildlife. The shrubs and trees are establishing well, providing plenty of shelter and variety of textures. The clients are happy.

Friday, 10 August 2012

Planting begins at Pitlochry

At long last plants are going in - only a year after the initial construction work got under way. Of course, after all the rain delays of the past few months, the sun has now decided to shine which will entail regular watering of the new planting. Luckily, a gardener has been appointed to visit on a regular basis which should avoid massive losses to drought.

Saturday, 16 June 2012

Grass at Pitlochry

At long last grass has been seeded and is germinating. Now planting can get under way and attention can move on to the next phase.
Turf establishing as a green roof on top of the garage.

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

grounded design: Why We Plant.

grounded design: Why We Plant.: Garden design magazines and blogs dedicate a lot of space to answering the questions "how" and "what" to plant. But in the last few ...

Progress at Pitlochry

A burn along the edge of the garden has now been converted into a series of pools and waterfalls. Hard landscape construction has almost been completed although more weather dependent items such as earthworks and mortar pointing will have to await warmer and drier conditions.
A glass balustrade has been installed along the edge of the roof garden on top of the garage, allowing unbroken views to Western hills.

Saturday, 14 January 2012

grounded design: Garden Design Trends 2012

grounded design: Garden Design Trends 2012: Cleve West's winning design for Chelsea Flower Show Each New Year, the internet is abuzz with it the inevitable horde of prophets an...