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Declining bee numbers is a big problem for gardeners and commercial growers. http://apps.rhs.org.uk/advicesearch/Profile.aspx?pid=528 Build your own bee hotel http://www.pinterest.com/gardendesignlon/bee-hotels/ I made this bee hotel today, using old wine boxes, cherry tree logs from an old cherry tree chopped down last week in a garden Ive redesigned, bamboo canes, and an article from the gardening telegraph 338121884495685005 http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/beekeeping/10401683/How-to-make-a-solitary-bee-hotel.html

Hopefully it will attract lots of pollinators into the garden.

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I have just received the 3 volumes of “landscape elements” from the chinese publisher, they have included a number of my gardens within the book. It’s a marvellous reference book for landscapers and designers, full of photos of garden elements such as sculpture, paving, water features, planting.

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http://www.biggreenegg.co.uk/discover. Check out the best BBQ I have ever seen, great food!
Charlton garden charlton garden 18 months after we designed, landscaped and planted it. Garden looking just lovely.

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We are starting the build on this little terraced garden tomorow…client very excited. Its about 6M x 3M, and the garden slopes up about 2.4M from the little patio outside the back door to the top of the garden.  At the moment the garden is unusable. We are building a little patio about half way up, to provide some seating space, and then terracing and planting up the rest of the garden with lots of low growing shrubs..

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Dramatic garden makeover completed yesterday… It’s gotta be the smallest garden in greenwich

This was the garden before we started, overgrown with ivy and claustrophobic

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Garden has been cleared of ivy, new red brick raised bed built to blend in with the brick paving, and lovely plants transformed the garden.

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here is another garden in progress…. planting plan for communal gardens for an appartment block currently being refurbished… low maintenance wildlife friendly plants, which will soften the external appearance of the appartment and , and make it inviting for residents.

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Victorian town house garden in a conservation area

 … have been busy working on some new design projects, here is one of them, a long thin garden in the ashburnham conservation area.  A new extenstion will be added to the house, and the garden will be landscaped at the same time.  The design disguises the long thin shape of the  plot, and provides a secluded seating area in the sunny corner at the end of the garden.  This garden will be a little green oasis, tranquil and a great sanctuary for it’s owners. See some of our other small gardens http://www.catherineclancy.com/projects.php
Here are 2 photos of what the garden looks like now, before work starts on the garden and the extension
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and the plan for the new garden, with soft curves.gardenplan1

Planting will be soft and curvy …

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I will post more photos when the work starts……………………

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