Thursday, 25 May 2017

Courtyard in Kings Hill

We have almost completed our little courtyard garden in Kings Hill.

design - greencube
hardscapes - quest landscapes
planting - greencube

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

pool or hot tub

Greencube have completed this wonderful garden near West Malling, Kent.

Here we have used porcelain stone and hardwood decking. The hot tub is lowered into the deck.

I'll return to take further photos in the summer. 

structural planting includes multi stem Prunus and cubes of taxus

our favourite little geum flowering so early.

garden design - greencube
project monitoring - greencube
hard scapes - langdale landscapes
planting - greencube

Saturday, 13 May 2017

Gabion wall looking great in Sevenoaks

I returned to a garden that we designed over 7 years ago this week, we are doing some additional design work for the rest of the garden. Gabion wall has weathered in nicely, here we have used boulders and large pebbles of varying sizes. A great way to hold back a hillside.

Friday, 14 April 2017

Fabulous spring time!

Boy we are busy this month, I'm working over the easter weekend to enable me to catch up a bit. But just had to grab my camera and capture this wonderful moment in my own garden this morning.

Here are a mix of tulips including Tulipa Brown Sugar, Tulipa Merlot and Fritallaria Lutea and Euphorbia 'FireGlow'.

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Greencube designs garden for grade 2 listed Barn

We love a challenge and here we were faced with a blank canvas and an awful modern brick wall that spoilt the beauty of this wonderful building in Leigh in Kent.

The Barn should be celebrated as it truly is a building of amazing beauty, history and period architecture.

This is our second design in Leigh, a very pretty, picturesque village near to Tonbridge.

Context was important here, I wanted to be sympathetic to the property and reverted to kent ragstone for the retaining wall, our local stone, creating a large terrace with surrounding planting, softening the hardscapes. The front of the barn (seen below) which originally had just gravel is now seated and softened within its landscape with a chunky oak (painted black) framed border, planted with vibrant Acers, Penstemon, Alliums and Buxus.

Gemma @ greencube maintains this garden on a monthly basis, keeping it looking great.

This is year 1, I'll return next spring and summer to get some more images.

Setting out for planting

The reason I plant Geranium, it does this!

Nice cantilevered umbrella over the main terrace

Mixing my favourite Hydrangea with grasses

Rosa 'Kent' also features in this garden

Mixing Pennisetum with Anemone 'Wild Swan'

Mixing Helenium with Miscanthus

The blank canvas from which we developed the design.

Planning - greencube
Design - greencube
Hard Landscapes - Langdale Landscapes
Planting - greencube
Maintenance - greencube 

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Garden Designs en masse......... keeping us busy in 2017

We are very busy as always, booking lots of work into our 2017 calendar.

We are attempting to establish ourselves in North Norfolk. We have approached the NGS (National Garden Scheme) to hopefully open our small Norfolk garden to the public just for a day. Share our passion with like-minded gardeners. We have teamed up with a small landscaping company and are ready to take on projects.

We are also entering 2 gardens into the Society of Garden Designers competition this year. Every year I attend the awards ceremony in London, rubbing shoulders with all associated in our wonderful industry and question why I don't find time to submit some of our wonderful creations.

We have some challenging projects and are currently working in the following areas:
a medium sized garden in Westerham
a large garden in Sevenoaks
a very large garden for a new build in Farnborough
huge garden in Birling
a tiny garden in Bexley
moroccan themed garden in Chelsea, London

We have lots of gardens being built currently, 2 in Sevenoaks, 1 to be built soon in Kings Hill and a family garden starting soon in Greenwich, we are booked to plant up a newly built garden in Chelsfield in March and the final phase of a large garden in Trottiscliffe to be completed, looking forward to seeing  all of our newly planted gardens this spring.

All exciting stuff.

So here's our Bexley design.

We always use 'sketchup pro' to create the 3d designs to help our clients understand our vision as well as getting the landscapers up to speed on our ideas, delivery and vision.

I'll take a back seat this week and put on my marketing hat - update our website, all those new gardens photographed last year that we are so proud of but haven't uploaded as yet as we have been so busy.

Here's to a great 2017.

Here's a photo of the space currently: a blank canvas in our Bexley garden with existing boundary walls awaiting some greencube magic.

Friday, 3 February 2017

See greencube in new book VERTICAL GARDENS

Our Gold winning RHS garden is featured in a newly released book:

Vertical gardens compiled by Leigh Clapp and Hattie Klotz.

I have been reading it over the last week, great book, full of wonderful ideas, informative, inspiring and a good resource, well done Leigh and Hattie. Good luck with the sales.

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