Kingston upon Thames London

Grass Cutting at Virgo Fidelis School

Gardening Case Study

Virgo Fidelis School (recently renamed Henriette Le Forestier) said farewell to their retired gardeners.

The Brief

Fields upon fields of mowing, large hedges to be trimmed and a small Rose garden to maintain.

Garden Site Problems

Lots of grass, ideally a job for a ride on mower but the fields are bumpy and hilly.

Our Solutions

Get Seasoned Gardeners to do it! A man and mower can’t out compete a ride on mower on a flat even surface but at least they can go over an iddy biddy bump (reminds me of Ed209 vs Robocop for taking the stairs)

 

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Successful Outcome

Eight hours of pushing a 50kg mower up and down swathes of grass land. In this situation straight stripes will make a gardener cross eyed. So I picked a beautiful tree and made circles for my own sense of well being and to the curiosity of the children, parents and teachers alike.

 

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Hedge Trimming London For Foxtons Lettings Agency

Gardening Case Study

The lettings agency – Foxtons- needed a hedge trimmed for a London landlord who was overseas

The Brief

To trim the hedge to perfection.

Garden Site Problems

Not a problem but was very loooong!

And the road was on a gradient.

Our Solution

A ladder, a Stihl hedge trimmer, a spirit level and a set square. Ok not the last two, but a keen eye instead.

 

 

Seasoned Gardeners Foxtons Lettings Hedge Trimming Before

An unruly hedge in need of a cutting

Seasoned Gardeners hedge trimming in London for Foxtons Lettings

Hedge trimming in London for Foxtons Lettings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seasoned Gardeners Hedge trimming perfection for Foxtons Lettings

Hedge trimming perfection for Foxtons Lettings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Successful Outcome

 

A very straight hedge if i may say so myself.

 

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Ashburnham School – Garden Maintenance – Chelsea, London

Gardening Case Study

Today we have a garden maintenance project in Chelsea, London for a lovely school, where we have been regular gardeners for over a year now.

The Brief

Garden maintenance is a big part of the gardening services we offer and school gardens are always in need of regular care.

Our brief was to tidy up the site and prepare it to look attractive for the pupils, parents and staff of the school.

The school has vegetable patches, bee hives, rabbits and playing areas that need to be maintained.

Garden Site Problems

The site is large and there are many kids who are fascinated with our tools and with what we are doing. We try to satiate their curiosity but maintain safety at all times.

Our Solution

The school needs a lot of regular hedge trimming, mowing, weeding and leaf collection.
We put together a plan for tackling these garden maintenance, and got to work on them.

For this particular school garden, we know that when the routine maintenance is completed, the garden and ground look fantastic and make it even more of a school to be proud of.

Here’s how it looks now:-

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Kids today have all the toys eh

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Nice and tidy, they wont even know it was me… violins please

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Garden projects give a lot of job satsfaction and this lovely school does that in abundance.

 

 

 

Seasoned Gardeners - forgot to take an after photo of this, but i did do it honest!

I forgot to take an after photo of this, but I did do it honest!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Successful Outcome

After dodging angry bees, tiptoeing around frightened rabbits and answering the
endless two questions “what ya doing “? And “why”? With the cooperation of the
teachers and the kids impulsive short attention span we are able to get the school looking pristine again.

Love Ashburnham School!

The client was delighted with our work and now their school garden is looking perfect and well maintained, ready for all the wonderful staff and pupils to enjoy.

 

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Tree Removal for Inigo Property Developers in Richmond Upon Thames

Gardening Case Study

The property developer – Inigo- required a tree removing at the request of their client in Richmond.

The Brief

They wanted the tree down as it was blocking the view from the window.

Their own lands didn’t fancy sawing away on a narrow 10ft high brick wall.

Garden Site Problems

Did I mention it was a narrow 10ft high brick wall?

Our Solution

Sum up some courage, don’t look down and engage a Zen like mindfulness.

Successful Outcome

Made a new friend Steve the site manager, a garden designer himself who would employ my skills again for another gardening project.

 

 

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a quick stare down

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Line up the shot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seasoned Gardeners Admire the beautiful branch formation during the process

Admire the beautiful branch formation during the process

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What tree?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Box hedges need trimming

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Twenty times later!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Each square full of weeds

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A complete square done

 

 

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Property 2 People – Front and Back Garden Maintenance in Merton

Gardening Case Study

The popular property manager Property 2 People required a quick garden makeover for a landlord in Merton.

The Brief

As new tenants needed to be established immediately the overgrown garden needed sorting out.

Garden Site Problems

The garden was very overgrown and unkept, the precious tenants were either too busy or indifferent, and they obviously didn’t have my number on speed dial!

The lawn required, strimming and mowing. The bushes and hedges required trimming.

The patio was full of weeds and needed weeding.

The beds too were a world of weeds and needed a good hoe.

The front garden wasn’t too pretty either.

Our Solution

With enough notice and a promise to return the keys before six we broke out the elbow grease and ploughed away.

Here’s a few before and after pictures to show how effective we are at bringing some order to overgrown gardens.

 

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Wild and unkept

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A little work makes all the difference

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seasoned Gardeners - a jungle or a forest?

A jungle or a forest?

Seasoned Gardeners Normality, now with shed access

Normality, now with shed access

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Successful Outcome

 
A gob smacked property manager and too naked gardeners. They were happy, our dinner
was well deserved and the new tenants were none the wiser.

 

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