Architecture in plants is rarely seen, mainly because we don’t get up and close enough to appreciate the delicacy of what we have in our garden. We often talk about how people make exquisite jewellery, with its fine jewels and chains, look at things through a microscope to see how they are made up. Well, you to can create these delicate items, look at the fronds on a fern, the shape and colour of leaves on an Acer, the delicateness of the flower of an Astrantia, (see above). All it takes is a little understanding of the plant and its needs, the soil, light, timing through the seasons to get the best from each one. Together we can create the WOW factor you are looking for, and through a little guidance and understanding give you the confidence to keep it that way.
Inspire, Working With You, Not For You.
E.I.G.M - Excellence In Garden Management.
Plants in an area either inside or out can be breathtaking, the colour, fragrance and pleasure they bring can start many an interesting conversation. As a Horticulturist I research gardens with the aim to promote efficiency in the growth of the plants, look at planting and the gardens climate, timing (why, when, where,) and aim to provide my clients with the knowledge to maintain an easy to manage but enjoyable garden with plenty of interest. Give plants some TLC and they will reward you all through the year, and, with good plant selection season to season, while one is in its full glory another will be waiting to take its place.
Between us lets bring the beauty out in your garden.
A work area needs to be relaxing and motivating, but what I find with many gardens is that if you are unsure about doing a task, or don’t quite get it right, its easy to lose heart and interest. With the Garden Tutoring I do, I back people in a practical way by working with them, together we create garden areas, your garden area, and by gaining knowledge and understanding of the process on a one to one basis you will gain confidence, and, after a little while you will be doing the task by instinct alone.
Garden Management Consultant.
This area is all about getting the best from your garden with the minimal of work. This is especially important if you have a long working week, enjoy the garden but struggle to find the time to keep it looking at the standard you expect. I will create a management schedule, profile on your garden to fit in with your lifestyle and other commitments. With thoughtful and careful planning, any garden from courtyard to small private, to large areas can be covered to ensure there long term usability, interest and enjoyment, which in turn will make them once again a pleasure and not a chore.
Garden / Planting Designer.
There is nothing more pleasing than designing a garden that is not only usable and interesting but has a purpose. That space could be your pleasant retreat at the end of the day or week, the area where you spend time with the kids, or throw the ball for the dog. Sometimes clients require new borders planned, old borders re-newed, either way it has to suit your lifestyle and your needs. Small budget, large budget it does’’t matter, with a little thought anything is possible.
Border Design / Plans.
Do you have a border that's a little out of hand, plants just don’t seem to balance. Inspire can produce detailed border plans / designs for all borders. I can create a new border for you, re-vamp an old one, or give you a detailed plan to create yourself. All plans will contain a scaled drawing of the border, listing of all plants and positioning, detailed information on growth, planting, feeding, pruning and special needs. In fact everything you need to know on how to keep the border healthy all year round.
A well planned and planted border is like looking out of your window
to a seasonal clock.
Planters come in many different forms, plastic, (trying to avoid), wooden, (often made from pallets or re-cycled wood),and then there are granite planters, fibreglass planters. These need little or no maintenance, don’t weaken with age or when wet, and don’t lose colour. In fact you will probably only buy them once, the only thing you will probably change are the plants.
Great as a gift for someone at maybe a : Wedding, Anniversary, Birthday, Just To Someone Special,
Or be a little selfish and do it - JUST FOR YOU.
All planters can be colour themed, plant themed, the options are endless.
Trees make great presents to. There is a particular tree for every date of the year, find out what yours is and what it says of you, you might be surprised. (Small trees look great in attractive pots).