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Right plant,right place; the maxim applies even to containers where these window boxes were planted with continental trailing geraniums and only been watered twice in 4 weeks and yet are thriving #windowboxes #trailinggeraniums #red #redflowers #droughttolerantplants

Right plant,right place; the maxim applies even to containers where these window boxes were planted with continental trailing geraniums and only been watered twice in 4 weeks and yet are thriving #windowboxes #trailinggeraniums #red #redflowers #droughttolerantplants ...

Seeing the wood from the trees; a crucial part of our role is editing. Designing an overall scheme for this estate includes initially editing what needs attention after @ 10 years of neglect by the previous owners. 

Working with the new owners and their tree surgeons, they spent 2 weeks, thinning, lifting and felling 

Particularly dramatic was the impact of removing this oppressive arch of Bay and Laurel. 

Huge amounts of light now flood in; perfect for the PV cells that are to be installed beyond to charge the cars and provide power for the bore hole to reduce mains grid  dependency #gardendesign #treesurgery #hedges #hedgetrimming #pv #beforeandafter

Seeing the wood from the trees; a crucial part of our role is editing. Designing an overall scheme for this estate includes initially editing what needs attention after @ 10 years of neglect by the previous owners.

Working with the new owners and their tree surgeons, they spent 2 weeks, thinning, lifting and felling

Particularly dramatic was the impact of removing this oppressive arch of Bay and Laurel.

Huge amounts of light now flood in; perfect for the PV cells that are to be installed beyond to charge the cars and provide power for the bore hole to reduce mains grid dependency #gardendesign #treesurgery #hedges #hedgetrimming #pv #beforeandafter
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Fascinating to see what has thrived despite the extreme heat; Dahlias love this baked hot permanent bed that I have created for them. 

As I try to make my garden lower maintenance these girls will be staying in the ground this winter under a thick mulch 

Meanwhile has the heat seen off the red Lilly beetle as none have been spotted this year. 🤔

Time to pick for the mother in law👌😃 #dahlias #dahliaseason #lillies #lillyregale #cutflowers #cutflowersfrommygarden #grownnotflown #droughttolerant #drouggttolerantplanting #droughttolerantplants

Fascinating to see what has thrived despite the extreme heat; Dahlias love this baked hot permanent bed that I have created for them.

As I try to make my garden lower maintenance these girls will be staying in the ground this winter under a thick mulch

Meanwhile has the heat seen off the red Lilly beetle as none have been spotted this year. 🤔

Time to pick for the mother in law👌😃 #dahlias #dahliaseason #lillies #lillyregale #cutflowers #cutflowersfrommygarden #grownnotflown #droughttolerant #drouggttolerantplanting #droughttolerantplants
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Big shout out to @rachelplattdesign who we love working with after she won Silver Gilt in RHS Young Designer of the Year award at Tatton Park .
 
Rachel’s Covid recovery garden will later be relocated to a Hospital together with the materials generously donated by suppliers @caledonianstone and @brickworksvandemoortel 

Amazing achievement not least in the face of these extreme temperatures 👌👏🥂 #rhs #rhstatton #rhsyoungdesigneroftheyear

Big shout out to @rachelplattdesign who we love working with after she won Silver Gilt in RHS Young Designer of the Year award at Tatton Park .

Rachel’s Covid recovery garden will later be relocated to a Hospital together with the materials generously donated by suppliers @caledonianstone and @brickworksvandemoortel

Amazing achievement not least in the face of these extreme temperatures 👌👏🥂 #rhs #rhstatton #rhsyoungdesigneroftheyear
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Having worked for more than 12 hours in record breaking heat, my girls at 8.30pm were exhausted

No longer flying, white sheets and a make shift canopy of a wet bed sheet, were all trying to deflect the heat but they just wanted to sit outside trying to get some fresh air 

Maybe they were concerned that the noxious  @dailymail would label them snowflakes if they didn’t turn up for work🤔🐝🙏#bees #beesofinstagram #honeybees

Having worked for more than 12 hours in record breaking heat, my girls at 8.30pm were exhausted

No longer flying, white sheets and a make shift canopy of a wet bed sheet, were all trying to deflect the heat but they just wanted to sit outside trying to get some fresh air

Maybe they were concerned that the noxious @dailymail would label them snowflakes if they didn’t turn up for work🤔🐝🙏#bees #beesofinstagram #honeybees
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Despite the heat the bees are working soo hard; they have filled two supers with honey (@50kilos) and in attempt to store more have built brace comb above the frames 

Filling these with more honey is great but hey girls it’s in the wrong place 

So bottom pic shows brace comb removed so they can concentrate on filling third super that’s empty and waiting. What lovely bees👌🙏🐝 #bees #beesofinstagram #honeybees #bracecomb

Despite the heat the bees are working soo hard; they have filled two supers with honey (@50kilos) and in attempt to store more have built brace comb above the frames

Filling these with more honey is great but hey girls it’s in the wrong place

So bottom pic shows brace comb removed so they can concentrate on filling third super that’s empty and waiting. What lovely bees👌🙏🐝 #bees #beesofinstagram #honeybees #bracecomb
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Too hot to garden but not to plan for the second Spring🤔👌 

Sowing veg like these French climbing beans now is easy and they can be planted out in 2 weeks and will crop August-Sept producing beans for salads, roasts or curries 

@vital.seeds has excellent range of suitable seeds👌 #frenchbeans #growyourownfood #secondspring

Too hot to garden but not to plan for the second Spring🤔👌

Sowing veg like these French climbing beans now is easy and they can be planted out in 2 weeks and will crop August-Sept producing beans for salads, roasts or curries

@vital.seeds has excellent range of suitable seeds👌 #frenchbeans #growyourownfood #secondspring
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Detail in a drain👌 Gorgeous drain cover from @lateraldesignstudio for such attention to detail is crucial as we create a stunning design for @wakefieldnics in Wimbledon albeit in extreme temperatures 🥵
#design #drain #draincover #draincovers

Detail in a drain👌 Gorgeous drain cover from @lateraldesignstudio for such attention to detail is crucial as we create a stunning design for @wakefieldnics in Wimbledon albeit in extreme temperatures 🥵
#design #drain #draincover #draincovers
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Stunning copper planter awaiting delivery to provide a home to a huge olive as finishing touch to gorgeous garden designed by @rachelplattdesign from Architectural Heritage 

#planters #copper #copperplanters

Stunning copper planter awaiting delivery to provide a home to a huge olive as finishing touch to gorgeous garden designed by @rachelplattdesign from Architectural Heritage

#planters #copper #copperplanters
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Bindweed making friends with Lythrum down by the river; funnily enough bindweed is really beautiful (when outside your garden😮😂) #bindweed #lythrum #lythrumsalicaria #riverthames #thamespath

Bindweed making friends with Lythrum down by the river; funnily enough bindweed is really beautiful (when outside your garden😮😂) #bindweed #lythrum #lythrumsalicaria #riverthames #thamespath ...

Great to catch up with client and designer @joaldersondesigns100 as we review what we have created at this one garden over last three years

A stunning small lake teaming with wildlife with swallows swooping down to have a drink along with foxes and deer

Meanwhile 84t of boulders from @cedstonegroup just seem to have disappeared 😮😮 

Cut flower garden producing extraordinary quantities of blooms whilst the formal water feature with water engineering by @tim.field.716 and courtyard dressed in stone from @artoriusfaber creates another unique room 

So delighted to be invited to work on phase 4 with more trees to plant👌 #gardendesign #cutflowers 
#cutflowergarden #lakes #waterfeatures #boardwalk #ligularia #ligulariaprezewalskii #fountains #limestone

Great to catch up with client and designer @joaldersondesigns100 as we review what we have created at this one garden over last three years

A stunning small lake teaming with wildlife with swallows swooping down to have a drink along with foxes and deer

Meanwhile 84t of boulders from @cedstonegroup just seem to have disappeared 😮😮

Cut flower garden producing extraordinary quantities of blooms whilst the formal water feature with water engineering by @tim.field.716 and courtyard dressed in stone from @artoriusfaber creates another unique room

So delighted to be invited to work on phase 4 with more trees to plant👌 #gardendesign #cutflowers
#cutflowergarden #lakes #waterfeatures #boardwalk #ligularia #ligulariaprezewalskii #fountains #limestone
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Stunning collection of Pyramid orchids has developed over the years at this project but have exploded in last few months. 

Careful management of the meadow has helped with low nutrient levels maintained👌 #orchids #orchid #pyramidalorchid #wildflowerwednesdays #meadows

Stunning collection of Pyramid orchids has developed over the years at this project but have exploded in last few months.

Careful management of the meadow has helped with low nutrient levels maintained👌 #orchids #orchid #pyramidalorchid #wildflowerwednesdays #meadows
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There’s a moment when the Giant Oats Grass catches the evening sun👌😃 

Top Tip; pics of Stipa gigantea often show magnificent planting of them that’s difficult to achieve for some years so when planting, plant 3 close together 👌 #oatsgrass #stipa #stipagigantea #giantoatsgrass #grasses #droughttolerant

There’s a moment when the Giant Oats Grass catches the evening sun👌😃

Top Tip; pics of Stipa gigantea often show magnificent planting of them that’s difficult to achieve for some years so when planting, plant 3 close together 👌 #oatsgrass #stipa #stipagigantea #giantoatsgrass #grasses #droughttolerant
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read our latest newsletter 2021/ 2022

From our latest garden transformations, to Greenfingers projects, a celebration of 25 years and a stunning terrace…

read our comprehensive design guide

An incredibly visual guide to garden design showing illustrative masterplans, sketches, 3D visualisations, lighting plans and more…

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GDC in the media

We’ve been lucky enough to have several of our projects featured in the media. To read some of these articles visit our media page.

Country Homes & Interiors featured this fabulous project in an eight page spread. What used to be an overgrown tennis court was transformed into a secret garden… read the article.

Homes and Gardens also featured this garden which was designed by Joanne Alderson Phillips and created by us… read the article.

Homes and Gardens also featured this garden which was designed by Joanne Alderson Phillips and created by us… read the article.

Homes and Gardens featured our longest running project in this six page spread. Set high up in the Chilterns. The six acre site is set in one of the highest spots in the chilterns… read the article.

Our oldest project, this garden is just stunning and so well maintained by the clients who have looked after it so well. Small wonder then it was featured in Homes and Gardens… read the article.

Our oldest project, this garden is just stunning and so well maintained by the clients who have looked after it so well. Small wonder then it was featured in Homes and Gardens… read the article.