Dropped in to visit a client's small woodland garden which is establishing quite nicely although some gaps have appeared in perennial planting as a result of the recent dry weather. Hopefully this will regenerate now that Summer rain has reappeared. Within the garden is a small stumpery where ferns are establishing nicely:
A garden party was held in this garden to celebrate the completion of the project. Hats off to the clients who carried out mst of the construction and planting work themselves with only limited assistance from contractors - personal satisfaction high!
Despite the attentions of rabbits (finding their way past rabbit fencing) and deer the planting is establishing fairly well. The gardener on site is struggling to keep up with maintenance and new planting but, hopefully, by the middle of summer things will have settled down and compost mulch can be spread to help control weeds and improve the soil.
Initial design drawing for the site in Rutland I visited earlier this year concentrating on providing shelter and a sense of enclosure while still providing views out to important landmarks and connecting to the stream which wanders through the property.
Down to Rutland to look at a new project. Snow on the ground but not enough to stop walking over the site and getting a feel for the scale of the place. A previous client so we already have a good working relationship. Next stage is to get a land survey carried out by a local firm of surveyors. Looks interesting.