If you are unsure of how to plan a new garden layout or make improvements to areas that need a revamp such as maintaining existing plants, drawing up a new planting scheme or creating a feature, I can help you plan the next project.
Now is the time to make the most of the extra time in the garden. With the May Bank Holiday coming up, wonderful sunshine and garden centres open again, make the most of the extra time in your garden. Take a closer look at the garden and see if there are any improvements that could be made. Make a list of what jobs need to be done and systematically work through the list.
The month of May is a beautiful month in any given year, but this year has had a special significance. Our gardens have become a haven of refuge during lockdown while social distancing measures have been in place.
The weather too has played a part. Such warm weather over such an extended period of time throughout spring has been exceptional, enabling us to make the best of the outdoors within the safety of our gardens, dining ‘alfresco’ and taking time to reflect.
Being outdoors and in tune with nature, going for a walk, spending time nurturing our plants or tending to our garden is beneficial for both our mental & physical well-being.
More than ever before people have turned to gardening as a way to pass the time rather than being locked indoors. It has heightened our senses and made us more aware of the beauty that surrounds us.
Now that garden centres have been allowed to re-open, and while there are still restrictions on social distancing, shops, cafés, restaurants and travel, we can continue to enjoy our outdoor space even more during the summer months.
With the Virtual Chelsea Flower Show being offered to the whole nation, we are able to enjoy the show and get inspiration from the comfort of our own sofas. It is however, one thing to see beautiful pictures of what we aspire to, but without the plant knowledge or know how, it can be very difficult to implement those ideas on paper or within our own garden space.
This is where I can help you plan your garden and bring your ideas to fruition, whether an outdoor living space, a section of garden you would like to revamp, a new garden layout or planting scheme.
Depending on your circumstances, this can be done online via video link, phone or email, using photographs or a virtual tour of the garden you would like designed or advice on.
Alternatively, it is possible to visit the property but only if safe to do so. Social distancing measures would have to be respected, including using a side entrance gate to the garden and adhering to the recommended social distance of 2m apart. Safety and social distancing must come first. Please inform me if any member of the household is self-isolating.
If you are interested, please contact me for a free estimate on costing. Include the size of the area you would like help with and the type of advice you require. This will help me to calculate an estimate based on your personal requirements, the level of detail required and the amount of existing plants already in situ.