Kingston upon Thames London

My client fell in love with  red geraniums and purple petunia after a recent trip to the med so we replicated some ideas he brougjt back with him from holiday.

We were requested to strip out the garden, build a retaining wall and re-turf.

The finished garden, including rendered retaining wall, plants new lawn:


Rendering the wall:


The initial garden:

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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Dave Austen Roses – Garden Design – Pimlico, London

Gardening Case Study

Today we are looking at a garden design project in Pimlico, London for a very charming family.

The Brief

Garden design is a big part of the gardening services we offer and traditional, flowering plants, like roses are always a popular request from clients. Our brief was to tidy up the site and prepare it for planting roses and climbers that would form a distinctive garden feature.

Seasoned Gardeners Plan image

Design schematic

 

Garden Site Problems

The site was close to the house walls and had poor quality soil that had not been fed with fertiliser for many years. It also needed garden maintenance in the form of weeding to prepare the site for planting.

Our Solution

Sometimes we need to start from scratch and so we put together a plan for some Rose varieties to be planted, with climbers behind would grow up the side of the the walls to give a beautiful flowering rose in summertime.

For this particular garden, we suggested roses to be planted to add some distinctive design to the garden and additional charm to the house.

Here’s how it looks now the Roses are planted.

Seasoned Gardeners Planted Climbers

Varieties clustered together in a row, climbers behind to spread across the wall

Seasoned Gardeners Carrying Soil

Varieties clustered together in a row, climbers behind to spread across the wall.

Seasoned Gardeners Planted Climbers With Fertiliser

I removed 3″ of soil and replaced it with well rotted horse manure

 

Successful Outcome

After carrying 400kg of soil through the house in to the van and back out again at the recycling unit single handedly, I was ready for my favourite dinner.

We had rose varieties clustered together in a row, with climbers behind to grow and spread across the wall

The client was delighted with our work and now their rose garden is set up, ready to grow into something very beautiful over the next few years. Also a garden they can enjoy for many years to come.

 

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Seasoned Gardeners lovely arrangement

Lovely arrangement…

Seasoned Gardeners ...now do it 20 times!

…now do it 20 times!

 

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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:-

Seasoned Gardeners - Kids today have all the toys

Kids today have all the toys eh

Seasoned Gardeners - They wont even know it was me... violins please

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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Seasoned Gardeners Leaves bringing down the driveway

Leaves bringing down the driveway

Seasoned Gardeners blown away!

blown away!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seasoned Gardeners wild like an unruly fire

wild like an unruly fire

Seasoned Gardeners more like a calm round boulder

More like a calm round boulder

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seasoned Gardeners Ivy has a large fringe, bye bye big boisterous Buddleia at the back

Ivy has a large fringe, bye bye big boisterous Buddleia at the back

Seasoned Gardeners Ivy has a large fringe, bye bye big boisterous Buddleia at the back

Ivy has a large fringe, bye bye big boisterous Buddleia at the back

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seasoned Gardeners Planting bulbs to replace the hoed Borage.

Planting autun bulbs to replace the hoed Borage. Although Borage attracts bees and its flowers used as a herbal tea, it can spread like wild fire

Seasoned Gardeners Beautiful pot design

Beautiful pot design

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Seasoned Gardeners Garden Entrance Before Ladbroke Grove

Rustic…

Seasoned Gardeners Garden Entrance

…Quaint!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seasoned Gardeners - Ready for a gardener?

Potential?

Seasoned Gardeners Garden Path Ladbroke Grove

Up the garden path

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seasoned Gardeners - What is that over there?

What is that over there?

Seasoned Gardeners a garden bench with natural canopy

…a garden bench with natural canopy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seasoned Gardeners - Artistic Rose. Handy with a camera too. "It is all about perspective" and a flash camera (pun intended)

Handy with a camera too. “It is all about perspective” and a flash camera (pun intended)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Seasoned Gardeners Eugene Levy?

Eugene Levy?

Seasoned Gardeners Eugene Levy (from American Pie) ?

Eugene Levy (from American Pie) ?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seasoned Gardeners Balls and blower

balls and blower

Seasoned Gardeners More fitting

..more fitting

 

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