Successful planting starts with an in-depth knowledge of plants – understanding the conditions and environment in which each will grow. Working from our client's brief, and referring back to our site analysis, we draw up a list of suitable plants that will complement, or sometimes contrast with, each other. The creative process then becomes like painting with a palette of plants to build up a complete picture.
Our preferred approach is to calculate the quantities we need of each plant, place an order and have them delivered to site. We can then set them out as a direct reponse to what is in front of us. This results in a freer style of planting with opportunties to create unexpected, exciting and subtle combinations. After the layout is finalised the plants are bedded in to ground that we have thoroughly prepared so that they will flourish in their chosen locations.
We have excellent relationships with a number of select nurseries. So, for example, we buy semi-mature trees from companies in Holland or Italy and roses and perennials from specialists in the UK. By working with growers that we trust we are confident that the plants and trees we source are healthy and of superb quality.