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News Shed A round up of industry news over the last month
FutureScape 2015 Seminar Round Up
A summary of the key topics and themes covered at the event’s informative talks
Association News Two new designers appointed to take forward RHS’s vision; Will Burberry takes home Gold at APL WorldSkills UK Final; BALI-NCF highlights the impact of the National Living Wage on grounds maintenance contractors; SGD announces its Spring Conference 2016; a new website launch from BALI; efig promotes its ‘Healthy Plants, Healthy You’ campaign
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View From The Top Different sectors of the landscaping industry should be promoting the same message, says Phil Jones
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January Sales Andrew Wilson asks if there is ever a right time for discounts in landscaping
Access Advice on coping with difficult sites from Janine Pattison
Durability and quality are key factors for any budget checklist says Robert Webber
Landscapers should be charging a premium for their expertise, says David Dodd
The Landscape Institute Awards 2015
Co-host Adam White looks back at the 2015 ceremony and shares some of its highlights
Empty Pockets Lesley Malone questions whether the government’s pocket parks programme is a viable long-term solution
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Keeping With Tradition The walled garden of a Georgian estate in Hampshire is restored by Bespoke Landscapes
An Enlightened Path Northumbrian Landscaping create a path to a newly positioned front entrance using a stunning Japanese boardwalk
Outside In Angus Lindsay reviews Saltex’s move indoors to the Birmingham NEC
The Price Is Right
Why Do We Undervalue Our Services So Much?
Let’s Hear It From Dan Curran of Ginkgo Gardens
Taking Care Of Business Grace Landscape provides parks maintenance to high quality business park Rainton Bridge
CONTRIBUTORS David Dodd Landscaper and lecturer
Phil Jones MD of ISS Facility Services Landscaping Andrew Wilson Garden designer and lecturer Angus Lindsay Head of fleet at The Landscape Group Lesley Malone Freelance writer and photographer Adam White Director of Davies White Landscape Architects
The latest news from some of the UK’s top nurseries
Plantsman’s Plot A selection of trees and plants from some of the country’s best growers
That Healing Feeling Plants in the workplace have a positive effect on health, wellbeing and productivity, says Ian Drummond
Blades Of Glory Noel Kingsbury lauds the advantages of using ornamental grasses
ARE YOU GOING? JANUARY 15 Party for Perennial Skyloft, Millbank Tower, SW1P www.perennial.org.uk
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Robert Webber Founder of Scenic Lighting
Training is a must for any business using plant machinery. Ian Mitchell advises on how get the most out of it
Janine Pattison Garden designer and horticulturist
Noel Kingsbury Garden designer and writer
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NEWS SHED Writtle College team set for Young Gardeners of the Year 2016 Writtle College’s team attended the launch of the Young Gardeners of the Year 2016 in November and is looking forward to retaining its Best in Show crown. The competition – which saw the team win Best in Show, a gold medal and the People’s Choice award in 2015 – sees six of the UK’s leading horticultural colleges go head-to-head to design and build a sustainable urban garden at the Ideal Home Show. The teams will create stunning show gardens, built in just one week, which will be seen by a quarter of a million visitors at the Ideal Home Show in March. The show gardens will be judged by an expert panel, including horticultural industry leaders, home and garden magazine editors and acclaimed
garden designers. Entrants will compete to win the gold, silver gilt, silver or bronze award. The overall winner will receive the Best in Show award and be crowned the Young Gardeners of the Year 2016. Visitors to the gardens will be able to vote for their favourite to win the People’s Choice Award. Run in association with TV Gardener David Domoney and the Prince’s Foundation for Building Community, the annual competition is in its sixth year of celebrating young green talent. www.writtle.ac.uk
CIH awards services contract to HTA As of 15 December, the Chartered Institute of Horticulture has transferred its membership secretariat services from Capel Manor College to the HTA. The decision was supported by membership and includes membership administration, event management and communications. Andrew Gill, president of the Chartered Institute of Horticulture, said: “The CIH was proud to be granted a Royal Charter by Her Majesty the Queen in 2014 and has since been focused on developing its capability to represent professional horticulturists. Part of that journey is to continue to
King’s Cross Gasholder Park opens to public One of the landmarks of London’s King’s Cross redevelopment – a new public park created inside the frame of a listed 19th century
modernise the delivery of services to our membership and the board believes that a partnership with the HTA will help with the next stage of that journey.” HTA chief executive Carol Paris said: “We are delighted that the Chartered Institute of Horticulture has chosen to partner with the HTA to support its provision of services to members. “We are confident that we can provide the CIH with the support it’s looking for to meet its future aims” www.horticulture.org.uk
gasholder – has opened to the public. The circular park was designed by Bell Phillips Architects with garden designer Dan Pearson. Inside the main frame, Bell Phillips has added a colonnaded polishedsteel canopy, providing a sheltered place to walk or sit, reminiscent of the gas tank that used to rise and fall in its place. The site is part of the ongoing regeneration of 67 acres of land behind King’s Cross Station and was London’s largest gasworks until it was decommissioned in 2000. www.landscapeinstitute.co.uk
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Tim O’Hare Associates analyses soil at London’s Garden Museum
Tim O’Hare Associates (TOHA) has completed a soil investigation at London’s Garden useum in Lambeth to advise on the topsoil’s quality, quantity and suitability for reuse in the museum’s new public garden. Garden and landscape designer Dan Pearson is designing the £7.5m redevelopment, which is funded by grants from the Heritage Lottery Fund, Lambeth Council and more than 1000 private individuals, charitable trusts and foundations. TOHA soil scientist Dr Iain Gould visited the garden in November and the soils were found to be mature London garden soil with necessary properties to warrant their recovery and storage. Dr Gould said: “We were happy to help out with such an interesting and worthwhile project and delighted that further expense can be spared by recovering this topsoil, storing it off site and reusing it once the major groundworks have been completed.” www.timohare-associates.com
National Parks funding protected in spending review The Campaign for National Parks is delighted that the chancellor, George Osbourne has protected more than £350m of funding for English National Parks, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs) and public forests in the spending review. National Parks will be given ‘legal flexibilities to allow them to build sustainable, long-term revenue streams and boost growth in rural areas’. They have been campaigning against cutting funding to National
LDA Design appointed to produce Wimbledon Park and Lake Master Plan LDA Design, a London-based global independent design, environment and sustainability consultancy, has been commissioned by the London Borough of erton to develop the Wimbledon Park and Lake aster Plan. The plan will create a vision for the next 25 years and help shape local investment for the future. It will give a comprehensive overview for the entirety of the public park,
“ Martin Gomm, Wycliffe Landscapes BALI Registered Contractor
including the 9ha lake designed by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown in the 18th century. Chris Laine, principal consultant at LDA Design, said: “The Wimbledon Park and Lake aster Plan offers a real opportunity to enhance what is already a widely enjoyed outdoor space. Working in collaboration with erton Council, we’re confident the proposal will deliver a strategy that benefits the local area and highlights the Park’s historic and ecological significance.” www.lda-design.co.uk
NEWS IN BRIEF Garden Bridge construction impact reduced
The Garden Bridge Trust has conﬁrmed that the impact of bridge’s construction is to be greatly reduced. The Trust’s updated construction plans were discussed at a meeting of the Lambeth Planning Committee on 15 December. Construction will start in the summer of 2016.
Green-tech unveils new premises
Green-tech has unveiled its new head oﬃce and warehousing facility just oﬀ the A1 near York. The purpose-built premises at Rabbit Hill Park cost in excess of £3m to complete. Green-tech worked with long-term industry partners Smeeden Foreman to create a landscape design that not only complemented the development but achieved the ecological and biodiversity goals that are close to the heart of the business.
ISS takes over new contract
ISS Facility Services Landscaping has taken over Fenland District Council’s grounds maintenance contract from The Landscape Group as of the beginning of November. A small ﬂeet of new vehicles clad in the council’s distinctive purple are now looking after Fenland’s open spaces.
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respected association of like-minded professionals and proud to deliver the quality demanded by BALI to achieve and retain our membership.
Park Authorities through the Stop the Cuts campaign working in collaboration with 38 Degrees. Fiona Howie the chief executive of the Campaign for National Parks said: “It is great news that the chancellor has listened to concerns about the future of English National Parks and confirmed their funding will be protected for the rest of this parliament. National Parks are nationally important assets that deliver important environmental, social, economic and cultural benefits to both local communities and the nation and it is wonderful that their value has been recognised.” www.cnp.org.uk
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THE BEAUTY IS IN THE BUILD
M A I N TA I N
SEMINAR REVIEW Returning for its third year, the first debate of the day saw a panel of three managing directors discussing construction within the industry, focusing particularly on the business side. Pro Landscaper’s Jim Wilkinson led the debate before the audience fired questions at panellists Mark Gregory of Landform Consultants, Norman Hambrook of Hambrooks Landscapes and Charles Benton of Benton Landscapes. Mark summed up the state of the industry today and the importance of taking the right opportunities. Norman, with 45 years’ experience, explained how he has diversified his business to keep up with a changing industry and his current business model. Both discussed the daily challenges they face and what they would have done differently in hindsight. Charles, the youngest on the panel, talked about his recent experience of setting up a business, and the struggle he faces to prove his ability to prospective clients due to his age.
With the seminar rooms at FutureScape 2015 buzzing with atmosphere throughout the event, we thought it apt to give a summary of the key topics and themes covered at the inspirational talks, given by an array of prestigious industry experts who generously gave their time and energy to the programme
THE DETAIL IS IN THE DESIGN
One of FutureScape’s most popular seminars, The Detail is in the Design had a new panel this year, including garden designers Matthew Childs, Ruth Willmott, Jilayne Rickards and Paul Harris. The panellists discussed how they would design a garden on a budget of £50,000. Paul and Matt favoured experimenting with new materials while Jilayne and Ruth opted for more simple,
traditional designs. The designers discussed sourcing work and each of them emphasised the importance of networking. All four reiterated that the budget is one of the first things discussed, in order to determine whether the project is realistic or not. Jilayne said she would not take on a project unless she knew the budget in advance.
THE PASSION IS IN THE PLANTS The Passion is in the Plants debate saw Richard McKenna from Provender Nurseries, Angela Halksworth from Tendercare Nurseries and Nick Coslett from Palmstead answer questions about how nurseries work with landscapers and designers. The panellists considered clients having the opportunity to see products before buying them with a range of conclusions. Richard said that half of their orders were delivered blind. Nick said that over 80% was sold unseen and Angela said 70% of their stock had been seen by the client on purchase. All three panellists agreed that the most common mistake made by garden designers and landscapers was not analysing the soil before selecting a plant. 8
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GARDEN LIGHTING 101 Robert Webber of Scenic Lighting shed light on the art of garden lighting with reference to projects undertaken by his company. He divided the seminar according to his three principles of garden lighting. Functional lighting helps its user carry out basic tasks and tends to be high up, bright and on its own circuit.
Aesthetic lighting is used to help create a certain mood to fit with the client’s requirement. Feature lighting is used to highlight particular features within the garden. Robert briefly touched on cocktail lighting, a mix of all three principles, before answering questions.
EVERYONE NEEDS TO EARN A LIVING John Wyer, founder and co-owner of Bowles & Wyer, aimed his seminar at designers and contractors, focusing on whether skills are undersold or undervalued and how this can be resolved. He discussed the disadvantages of a pricedriven market compared to the advantages of a quality-driven market, suggesting that being the cheapest may not always be best.
The afternoon continued with a fascinating three-way presentation offering tips on how to get involved in designing show gardens for events such as RHS Hampton Court and Chelsea. First to speak was Hampton Court manager Dave Green who took delegates through the process of submitting ideas for show gardens, as well as outlining the RHS’s criteria for selection. Next up was Rae Wilkinson, who
discussed her experience of bringing her design to fruition at Hampton Court. She started the process by volunteering for both shows to get an idea of what to expect, before going on to submit her work. Lastly came David Dodd, who spoke from a contractor’s point of view. He suggested the RHS and broadcasters are focused on the designer and sponsor rather than the builder, something he said he’d like to see change.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR WILDFLOWERS IN URBAN LANDSCAPES Managing director of Wildflower Turf, James Hewetson-Brown spoke about using wildflowers in urban areas. He began by explaining that the seeds were mixed in a thin layer of compost and pointed out that wildflowers grew well when there was no competition. James went on to focus on the benefits of wildflower turf, in particular the health benefits of planting in urban areas. He said there was significant evidence to suggest that the air in urban areas was becoming increasingly carcinogenic and suggested that wildflowers could reduce the risk of people in these areas falling ill and being admitted to hospital. He said wildflowers were the perfect height to plant in urban areas and if they were situated near to the source of the pollution, it would reduce the number of hospital admittances and save money.
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BE HONEST AND FAIR, EVEN WHEN THERE ARE EASY OPPORTUNITIES TO BE OTHERWISE. AND COMPETE ON QUALITY, NOT PRICE John briefly discussed the flip sides of taking commission payments and went on to discuss why the designer should not be the supplier, as well as how to claw back tender that may have been lost in winning the contract.
The last seminar of the day was Let’s Hear it Live, a real-time interview with Ann-Marie Powell, conducted by Jim Wilkinson. Ann-Marie is a well-loved personality in the sector and delegates were informed and entertained by her musings on her career – beginning with time she spent travelling the world in her youth, falling in love with the PEOPLE THINK I’M A BIT MAD, AND I DO THINK LIFE’S TO HAVE FUN. BUT I’M METICULOUS AND AS ENGAGED AS THE CLIENT IS gardens she encountered. She discussed her first experience of working in TV, working on Garden Doctors, a job she went for primarily because of her admiration of Dan Pearson. She is currently involved in 13 projects (ranging in value from £70,000 to just under £1m), is talking to a publisher about a potential book, and would like to get back into TV.
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BALI AWARDS 2015 • Design Excellence Award – overall scheme over £50k – sponsored by Springbridge Direct Patricia Fox, Aralia, for Chelsea Creek Rooftop Terrace, London SW6, St George plc
2015 GRAND AWARD WINNER SPONSORED BY GREEN-TECH
Frosts Landscape Construction for 3 Merchant Square, London W2
• BALI Registered Contractor’s and Designer’s Joint Submission – sponsored by Easigrass Oak View Landscapes & Jason Lock for Private Residence, Tindon End, Saﬀron Walden
2015 SPECIAL AWARD WINNERS • Design & Build – sponsored by British Sugar TOPSOIL Northumbrian Landscaping for The Clock House, Wylam
2015 PRINCIPAL AWARD WINNERS • Best Newcomer to BALI – sponsored by Penter Wienerberger Rosemary Coldstream for The River Garden • Domestic Garden Construction – cost under £30k – sponsored by MCM Northumbrian Landscaping for The Clock House, Wylam • Domestic Garden Construction – cost between £30k-£60k – sponsored by Marshalls Creative Landscape Company for Contemporary Courtyard, War eld, Berkshire • Domestic Garden Construction – cost between £60k-£100k – sponsored by Johnsons of Whixley James Bird Landscapes for Private Residence, Sheﬃeld
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• Domestic Garden Construction – cost between £100k-£250k – sponsored by Willerby Landscapes PWP Landscape Limited for Private Garden Design & Build, Linton • Domestic Garden Construction – cost over £250k – sponsored by Europlants Linden Landscapes Domestic Gardens Ltd for Private Garden, Sevenoaks • Soft Landscaping Construction (Non-Domestic) – cost under £300k – sponsored by Paynes Turf Gavin Jones for Montgomery House, Aldershot • Soft Landscaping Construction (Non-Domestic) – cost between £300k-£1.5m – sponsored by The Landscape Group idverde IN-EX Landscapes for Ebury Square & Gardens, London SW1W
• Soft Landscaping Construction (Non-Domestic) – cost over £1.5m – sponsored by Green-tech Willerby Landscapes for 20 Fenchurch Street and associated Sky Garden, London EC3M • Hard Landscaping Construction (Non-Domestic) – cost under £300k The Landscape Group idverde for Mandeville Place, London E20 • Hard Landscaping Construction (Non-Domestic) – cost between £300k-£1.5m – sponsored by Quinton Edwards Land Engineering (Scotland) Limited for Burns Statue Square, Dumfries
• Community and Schools Development – sponsored by Brett Landscaping Ground Control for St Giles Churchyard, London WC2H
• Restoration and Regeneration Scheme – sponsored by Topgreen/ Rigby Taylor P Casey (Land Reclamation) for Cathedral Gardens, Leicester • Grounds Maintenance – Free Public Access – sponsored by Harrowden Turf The Landscape Group idverde for Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London E20
• Hard Landscaping Construction (Non-Domestic) – cost over £1.5m – sponsored by Bradstone • Grounds Maintenance – Limited Frosts Landscape Public Access – sponsored by Construction for 3 Merchant Ransomes Jacobsen Square, London W2 Integritas Landscapes for Capability Green Business • Design Excellence Award – Park, Luton overall scheme under £50k – sponsored by Lateral • Interior Landscape – Design Studio installation only Rosemary Coldstream, Nurture Landscapes Rosemary Coldstream Garden for Spring Restaurant, Design, for The River Garden London WC2R
Frosts Landscape Construction scooped the prestigious Grand Award at the BALI National Landscape Awards’ glittering ceremony at Grosvenor House in central London in front of an audience of just under 900 guests • Interior Landscape – maintenance only Rob Flavell Landscapes Ltd for Baillie Giﬀord & Co Oﬃce Plant Maintenance, Edinburgh • Green Roof Installations and Roof Gardens – sponsored by Bourne Amenity Blakedown Landscapes (SE) for Canary Wharf Crossrail Station, London E14 • International Award – sponsored by CED Beijing Tsinghua Tongheng Urban Planning & Design Institute for Landscape Planning and Design of Haiyang Wetland Park, Shandong Province, China • Best Innovation/Technology in a Landscape Scheme – sponsored by Makita UK Bartholomew Landscaping for Penthouse Roof Terrace, London NW3 • Aﬃliate Exceptional Service – sponsored by Kubota Harrod Horticultural • Employer of the Year – sponsored by Andersplus Quadron Services 1 Grand Award winners Frosts Landscape Construction 2 Oak View Landscapes and Jason Lock MBALI collect the award for Joint Submission 3 Peter Cunliffe of Northumbrian Landscaping with his Principal Award 4 BALI National Chairman Bob Field (left) with BALI-NCF Chairman Phil Jones 5 Second-time winners of the Affiliates Exceptional Service award, Harrod Horticultural 6 Andy Spetch of British Sugar TOPSOIL (left) presents the Design & Build Award 7 Rosemary Coldstream MBALI receives her Design Excellence Award 8 Bob Field addresses guests 9 One of BALI’s VIP tables with guests including SGD Chairman Philippa O’Brien and Raoul Curtis-Machin from the HTA 10 Awards host, actor and comedian Miles Jupp 11 BALI board directors Paul Downer, Bob Field and Chris Carr 12 Clive Ivil, managing director of Quadron Services, receives the Employer of the Year Award 13 Pro Landscaper’s Lisa Wilkinson with landscape architect Nilufer Danis and Darren Skidmore of Bartholomew Landscaping 14 New BALI board director David Dodd of The Outdoor Room
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Butterflies in the glasshouse Thousands of exotic butterﬂies will be released into the glasshouse at RHS Garden Wisley this January. The jungle will come alive with 40 diﬀerent types of butterﬂies including the striking blue morpho, giant owl, king swallowtail and colourful Malay lacewing. The imposing cathedral-like structure of the glasshouse covers an area equal in size to
RHS report 10 tennis courts and has three climatic ones – tropical, moist temperate and dry temperate. Visitors will be able to enjoy the butterﬂies from Saturday 1 January until Sunday arch. www.rhs.org.uk/wisley RHS flower show tickets on sale Tickets are now on sale for the 201 season of HS Shows, running from mid-February through to mid-December. The shows bring together new and established talent,
APL update Will Burberry takes home Gold at APL WorldSkills UK Final Will Burberry of Gardenscapes has been announced Best in the ’ in landscape gardening after winning gold at the Association of Professional Landscapers (APL) WorldSkills ﬁnal. ark Chapelhow, Wildroof Landscapes took silver and Noel Taggart, CAF E, took bron e.
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The APL WorldSkills ﬁnal took place from 19-21 November at the NEC in Birmingham. ver the four days, one of which was a training prep day, the competitors had 1 hours to build a garden designed by head judge and technical lead Jody Lidgard. Will said I’m completely overwhelmed by it all. It was a really
feature sensational displays and innovative garden design, and bring the joy of gardening to millions of visitors. For a full list of RHS Shows visit: www.rhs.org.uk/showdates2016 Two new designers appointed to take forward RHS Vision The HS has appointed a world-class landscape architect to deliver the masterplan for its ﬁfth garden, HS Bridgewater. Tom Stuart-Smith has been appointed to create the overall
good competition this year as everyone was equal in standard. I’m really pleased to have ualiﬁed to go to Abu Dhabi in 201 . ark Chapelhow said I’m really pleased for Will, really happy with the result. It’s been a great experience and deﬁnitely has great value and brings the coverage and promotion needed for the industry. Having competed in knockout stages in ay the ﬁnal ﬁve were marked on elements such as block paving, recessed drain covers, woodwork (which included decking and fencing), planting, health and safety and the overall appearance throughout the three days. A new element was included this year that tested the competitors’ plant knowledge.
plan for the 15 -acre garden, which will bring back to life the lost historic grounds at Worsley New Hall, Salford. Internationally renowned landscape architect Christopher Bradley-Hole has been appointed to develop the existing master plan for HS Garden Wisley.
Winter Walks at the RHS Gardens There are lots of opportunities to delight in the frost speckled trees, plants and invigorating views at RHS Gardens this winter. www.rhs.org.uk/gardens
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The full list of ﬁnalists this year included Will Burberry from Gardenscapes, ark Chapelhow from Wildroof Landscapes, Christopher Shore from easeheath College, and Noel Taggart and Aaron Quin from CAF E. Adam Ferguson also joined the competition, but was competing purely for a place on the international s uad in Abu Dhabi in 201 .
In November’s BALI-NCF notes we outlined the strategic objectives of the forum. One of these was, through the lobbying of government bodies, to ﬁnd an e uitable solution to the negative eﬀects that the introduction of the National Living Wage will have on grounds maintenance contractors. In December BALI-NCF and BALI sent a letter to the Chancellor; the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills; senior civil servants in the Treasury and at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills; the chairman of the Low Pay Commission and the CBI. The letter highlighted the serious impact that the introduction
notes of the National Living Wage will have on those grounds maintenance contractors working on local authority contracts, particularly those locked into long-term contracts. Phil Jones, chairman of BALI-NCF said: “Paying the National Living Wage to our staﬀ is absolutely the right thing to do, but this is a major challenge that needs to be addressed and it is crucial that these costs are considered by the government.”
James Basson MSGD who has been creating timeless, sustainable landscapes in the south of France for over 15 years. Now a familiar face at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, his
SGD bulletin The SGD Spring Conference Saturday 19 March 2016. The Royal Geographical Society, London. Details of the SGD Spring Conference have just been announced. State of Flux: Capturing the Ephemeral in Contemporary Gardens and Landscape will examine gardens and natural spaces that are deliberately temporary and naturally impermanent. Exploring the subject will be a panel of speakers
Raising the BALI-NCF proﬁle and sharing its aims and objectives is a crucial step in gaining momentum and it was with particular pleasure that the forum was able to work in association with Eljays44 and Pro Landscaper to host the
whose experimental work has embraced the ephemeral and transitory nature of plants to great eﬀect. Speakers include Landscape architect Deborah Nagan who creates ‘narrative landscapes’ at scales that vary from tiny installations and festival gardens to large-scale urban masterplans. Her aim is to make places greener, robust and more sustainable. Her installations have appeared worldwide from London’s Chelsea Fringe to the Metis festival in Quebec.
award-winning show gardens demonstrate his love of low maintenance, dry gardens which allow young plants to ﬂourish in native soils and climate. Professor James Hitchmough of Sheﬃeld University, whose research has focused on the development of new approaches in urban
Landscape Summit at this year’s FutureScape event at Sandown Park Racecourse, Surrey. Core issues were highlighted by Phil Jones, Andrew Gill, President of the CIH and Mike Windsor, Principal of Mike Windsor Associates. It only remains to wish you all a happy and prosperous new year in which we hope to see the BALI-NCF welcoming more contractors, large and small, to its membership, giving a clear voice to the industry that we work in.
planting that oﬀer rich experiences to the public whilst creating habitats for native biodiversity. He is possibly best known for the expansive herbaceous ‘skin’ he created to cover more than 20ha of the London Olympic Park. Covering projects from show gardens and pop-up installations to site-speciﬁc sculpture and land art, the SGD Conference promises to be an inspiring day for all. In a time of climate change, it oﬀers an interesting perspective on an issue that aﬀects all gardens and landscapes, large and small. Further speakers will be conﬁrmed shortly. Please visit the SGD website for more information. ‘Early Bird’ tickets available until 5 February 2016. www.sgd.org.uk
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BALI briefing BALI National Landscaping Awards 2015 The 2015 National Landscape Awards Ceremony at Grosvenor House, London on 4 December was a wonderful event supported by industry supplier, headline sponsor and BALI aﬃliate member, Green-tech. Almost 900 BALI members and guests from across the
The aftermath We hope you enjoyed it but Christmas is over for everyone – except for eﬁg members. Many of them are now beginning the rather less exciting task of breaking down the Christmas installations they so lovingly put in place before the main event. So with Christmas over and the new year underway, members who oﬀer road clearing and gritting services will be all geared up to forestall the winter weather. Let’s hope it isn’t too harsh. Award entry time It’s almost time for the work eﬁg members have done over the last year to be submitted to the annual eﬁg Awards of Excellence.
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landscape industry attended. Congratulations to all Principal and Special Award winners, and to Frosts Landscape Construction who received the Grand Award. Chief executive Wayne Grills presented Angela Donovan with ﬂowers in recognition of her eight years at BALI, ﬁve of them as project manager for the awards. The awards are covered in full on p10 and in the winter edition of BALI Landscape News.
written to government ministers and members of the Low Pay Commission on the impact the National Living Wage is likely to have on landscape and grounds maintenance contractors working on local authority contracts. BALI’s chief executive Wayne Grills and chairman of BALI-NCF Phil Jones will be meeting with the Low Pay Commission to discuss the issue. A response has been received from the Minister
efig outline Every category is covered, including design, installation and maintenance for interior schemes, outdoor containerised schemes and roof gardens, Christmas, events and technicians. So we hope that
by 25 January our post box will be full of entries for a bumper year. Getting off to a green start But before the eﬁg award entries, we will be celebrating Healthy Plants Healthy You day on 14 January. This will be a gentle reminder to everyone via social media about the beneﬁts of plants, especially their health-giving properties.
of State for Skills. Further progress on this issue will be communicated to members as it becomes available. New BALI website The new BALI website at www.bali.org.uk was launched at the end of November. Go online and see what a great resource this is. If you are a registered contractor designer or aﬃliate and haven’t checked your entry, please do so now, particularly if you won a BALI Award in 2015. 2015-16 Who’s Who Directory The deﬁnitive guide to BALI is now out and available to all BALI members and industry speciﬁers. If you would like a copy, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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VIEW FROM THE TOP The future of the landscape industry depends not so much on ‘one voice, one message’, as getting the message right, and then getting it out there, says Phil Jones
There is no better industry to be in than ours! In saying this I would like to see better co-ordination of the message we all give internally to the industry and more importantly to the public and to those interested in a career with us. Many people, time and time again, believe this should be simple. One voice, one message! But is it? How we portray ourselves is crucial if we are to lead the landscape industry into the future with confidence and conviction. In doing this, we will need to endeavour to understand what it is that each of us does. After all, if we as members of our great industry can’t understand or even try to appreciate what it is that each different part of the landscape industry does as a business, how can we expect anyone else to? How can we collectively promote the industry? I value being part of an industry that has such a rich diversity in its make-up and offers so much to so many. From design to grounds maintenance and everything in between it is a varied and exciting collection of expertise. Many of us, of course, have worked across a number of the segments of the markets and appreciate the diversity amongst us. Some, it appears, have not and therefore do not.
I WOULD LIKE TO SEE BETTER CO-ORDINATION OF THE MESSAGE WE ALL GIVE INTERNALLY TO THE INDUSTRY AND MORE IMPORTANTLY TO THE PUBLIC Phil Jones at FutureScape
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Almost without exception, every industry related event I attend, whatever the subject or intended course of the discussion or debate, the conversation always comes back to the landscape industry lacking and therefore needing one voice to promote itself. The latest example of why it may be difficult to achieve the one voice (maybe impossible?) was the demonstration, at FutureScape 2015’s View From The Top debate, of the lack of understanding that some members have of the different parts of our industry. But, does this really matter? What is glaringly obvious is that there actually is no need at all for one voice – simply for many and varied voices, but giving the same or similar messages. That is how I would want us to be seen. It is the common cause that matters, not necessarily being part of one group. What we need to achieve this, which is easier than trying to create the impossible united body across the industry, is a common understanding of each other. A greater understanding of the key drivers of our businesses whichever sector we are in, the pressures and challenges that affect us and the benefits we can bring to our customers, existing and potential. At present there is a gap in that level of understanding, a lack of knowledge of each other and of what is currently going on in the industry. So, how do we address this where it exists? A good place to start is by looking to our
trade associations to be more transparent with their activities, their aims, strategies and intended outcomes, as well as telling us what they are currently doing. The latter does generally go on, it is the rationale behind some of this activity that helps put things into context. Where there is a ‘slow burn’ it can often be seen as inactivity. I believe there is far more happening across the various parts of our industry than most of us are aware of. If there is, then we need to do three things. Find out more, be better informed and tell everyone else. These three courses of action place a responsibility on each one of us individually and also on those who represent us at trade association level. Then, when it comes to representing our collective selves, there can be no excuse for not understanding each other! ABOUT PHIL JONES Phil Jones is managing director of ISS Facility Services Landscaping and is based at the company’s head o ce in o ing urre . e gained an in landscape construction and mo ed into grounds maintenance earl on in his career further gaining an . e has een ith the compan since 9 and as ell as running the landscaping usiness he sits on the UK operational management board of ISS Facility er ices and is chair of C. ollo hil ones @philjonesISS ollo andscaping @ISSLandscaping
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JANUARY SALES Everyone loves a bargain so they say. But do the January sales or Black Friday price slashes have any bearing on our work? Andrew Wilson explores an increasing thirst for discount Pricing and costs are sensitive aspects of garden and landscape design – some designers still admit to having difficulty discussing money, a concern that some clients share. But the basic concept that designers charge for their time and design production, and landscapers for their labour and workmanship seems quite straightforward to me. Yet in the studio we are increasingly encountering requests for fee reductions, deals and discounts. Is this a product of our age, a misunderstanding of our costing processes or downright out of order? I can understand the need for ‘sales’ at certain times of the year in order to get rid of excess stock, to make way for new lines, to draw in new customers perhaps, but this applies to the retail world influenced by commodities. I can also see that competition can introduce a leaner and fitter approach to pricing, but there is also an acceptance that quality of product and service has a place, as the likes of the John Lewis Partnership demonstrates. For the designer and contractor, we have no stock to get rid of so to speak as we are service based, selling intellectual property or craft. This begs the questions – how can
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IN THE STUDIO WE ARE INCREASINGLY ENCOUNTERING REQUESTS FOR FEE REDUCTIONS, DEALS AND DISCOUNTS we offer a discount and are our clients right to make this request? The questions might suggest that clients suspect that designers and contractors are in some way ripping them off and taking a larger profit than necessary. For most, if not all in this profession, design fees and tender pricing are keenly crafted, due in part to competition. A design fee has to cover overheads, relate to the wider competition, to supply and demand and provide the designer with a living wage. Reduced prices would therefore impact on one or more of these considerations. The alternative is to simply do less work for a client – schemes are less crafted as a result and quality is reduced. We have a client at present requesting a fee reduction on our initial proposal – our response is either to do less for them or to walk away from the commission as it simply won’t be financially viable. The client loves our design approach but not the price. For the landscaper a discount affects either their profit, and therefore future investment, or the quality and quantity of materials used. The alternative for both professions is to simply increase fees and costings in order to produce an apparent discount and saving. This can prove difficult at the tender stage as costs are skewed. We have recently completed a garden,
developed in several stages, in which the client asked for a discount from the contractor because of the work he had given them over the two years of build. He seemed to think this was entirely fair, but how is that discount achieved? The client was happy with the overall quality delivered yet at one point walked away from the contractor when he offered a reasonable discount so that he could find an alternative, presumably cheaper contractor and supplier. As designers we took the view that this was a mistake on the client’s part and we did not support the request for a reduction. The client eventually returned to the table and the scheme has now been completed successfully. However, much of the goodwill inherent all the way through the scheme has been lost. Perhaps we are insufficiently clear with our clients that our costs already embody a discount through competitive pricing that also reflects the quality and experience we bring to a scheme. Perhaps no one is listening! ABOUT ANDREW WILSON Andrew Wilson is a landscape and garden designer and a director of Wilson McWilliam Studio. He is also a director of the London College of Garden Design, an author, writer and lecturer.
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UNDERVALUE OUR SERVICES SO MUCH? Landscaping encompasses a range of skills. We should charge a premium that reflects our expertise and wages must rise if we are to attract the right people into our industry says David Dodd
Leaky tap? Overflowing toilet? Burst pipe? “Quick! Call a plumber.” Half an hour’s work and a nice juicy bill for a hundred plus quid! Car service and MOT? New oil filter, two new tyres and labour. Four hundred plus quid for a couple of hours work! People may moan they’ve been ripped off, but have they? In my opinion, not necessarily. It’s just that plumbers, mechanics, and many other trades value what they do and place a premium on their services. In contrast to this, so many people in the landscape industry undervalue themselves and therefore undersell what they do. This goes right across the board and includes garden designers, landscape construction and grounds maintenance contractors. It was interesting to see the “View From the Top” debate at last November’s FutureScape covering the same topic as the previous year – the skills shortage in landscaping. To start with I thought ‘oh no here we go again’. Yes we know there’s a shortage of skilled labour, yes we know few school leavers view landscaping as a viable career choice and yes we know it’s crap pay. The hackles were up as the large grounds maintenance companies were being accused of keeping wages low. Questions and opinions (some with a degree of vitriol) were being fired in www.prolandscapermagazine.com
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all directions, but I think it’s too easy to blame one sector of landscaping when really it’s a collective problem coming from all quarters. Many designers undersell their creativity and intellectual property and they end up needing to supply plants and materials to supplement their fees. I’m really not bashing them here, I just want them to truly value what they do and have the confidence to charge an appropriate professional
IT’S TOO EASY TO BLAME ONE SECTOR OF LANDSCAPING WHEN REALLY IT’S A COLLECTIVE PROBLEM FROM ALL QUARTERS
fee. I pay my accountants and solicitor £250 per hour and trust me, for what they do, I think they’re excellent value. Fortunately, consultation from my priest is free! Those in the commercial sector appear to have the supermarket giants’ mentality of ‘stack it high, flog it cheap’. They submit tenders as low as they possibly can to win them and as long as there’s a high enough volume of work and they
keep their overheads low, they can make money. Unfortunately, the main way of keeping overheads low is by paying low wages. Some companies are concerned about the living wage as they’ve based their rates on paying the minimum wage. This has to change to ensure the right people are attracted into landscaping. Is the private domestic sector any better? A bit, but then I would say that. Generally the pay is a lot better and I know this will upset some people, but this is mainly down to the work commanding a broader skill set. It’s not perfect, and if this end of the market adopts the same aggressive tendering attitude as the commercial sector it’s only going to keep the wages down. When looking at your overheads for 2016 start with what your staff are worth to you. Talk to them about their living circumstances and see if you can step up to paying a decent living wage instead of the legal minimum just to beat your competitors. If everyone does this, everyone benefits and hopefully there’ll be fewer cases for Perennial (The Gardeners’ Benevolent Institution) to deal with. Your staff will feel valued and better pay will make the industry look more appealing to newcomers. ABOUT DAVID DODD David Dodd has been in the landscape industry since the age of 17. After having studied and then taught at Merrist Wood College, he set up The Outdoor Room in 1995. In 2013, he went into business with landscape architect, Joe Perkins to form Longview Design Ltd. David has also lectured in design and construction for more than 20 years.
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Having started as a sceptic, Angus Lindsay is left pleasantly surprised – if a little footsore – by Saltex’s move indoors to the Birmingham NEC Early in November Saltex ventured indoors for the first time and headed ‘up north’ to the Midlands. It was also reduced to two days rather than three. I must admit I was somewhat cynical about the move, feeling that an outdoor industry should have an outdoor show but we live in a changing world and I’m told change is a good thing, isn’t it? I ventured to the NEC and was pleasantly surprised by the airy feel of the halls and exhibitors’ effective use of the free space above their stands to display equipment. So was there anything new to see? To be honest, it felt to me that the equipment took second place to networking, with visitors more focused on discussing their requirements, issues and problems with the suppliers rather than just wandering around looking at rows and rows of machines and kicking tyres. Exhibitors who laid out their stands with plenty of room to move around their equipment certainly benefitted from a greater footfall. This would have been difficult to achieve if they’d crammed a lot onto their stands, with bruised elbows and ribs a testament to this. In terms of new equipment, electric power was out in force, from the usual strimmers, hedge cutters and the like to pedestrian rotary mowers and more impressive stand-on and zero-turn machines. These would definitely need field testing to prove the manufacturers’ www.prolandscapermagazine.com
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OUTSIDE IN claims and the machines’ viability in the commercial mowing arena. Overall it was more a case of in with the old, most notably with the return of Roberine to the UK market. Along with Toro, Roberine showed flail head options on their triple mowers, following in the footsteps of the Ransomes Meteor. There is no doubt that this configuration adds considerable value to the
DURING THE SECOND DAY THERE WAS A BUZZ AROUND THE PLACE AND A MOOD OF OPTIMISM triple mower by increasing its versatility throughout the season but like many things, this remains to be proven in the field. With this example in mind, did the move indoors reduce the impact of these new products? Not really in my opinion as whilst you could have seen the machines working outside, there would have been a limited area to cut and you would still want to see them operating in your own working environment. So there’s plenty for the suppliers still to do. Roll on 2016. So after a couple of days and left somewhat footsore – Windsor was definitely kinder on the feet – has my opinion changed? I’m pleased to say it has. At the end of the first day I felt the
show had lost its soul and was somewhat clinical in its delivery. During the second day there was a buzz around the place and a mood of optimism. It felt as if it had achieved what the organisers had wanted and more. Were there any downsides? The expensive car parking, pricey refreshments and the high cost of exhibiting were some, but that’s how the NEC makes its money, after all. It is worth noting that within the next three months there will be another somewhat similar show in Harrogate organised by the British and International Golf Greenkeepers’ Association. Maybe it’s time for the IOG and BIGGA to get together and have one joint show, helping to spread the cost. We are all having to make savings in one way or another to meet budgets so why not the industry bodies? ABOUT ANGUS LINDSAY As an agriculturist, Angus spent several years working on arable farms in Scotland before joining VSO in Egypt, implementing a mechanisation programme, managing ﬁeld operations for a commercial cotton plantation in Nigeria and as a contract instructor for Massey Ferguson in Yemen. During this time he also spent a year at Silsoe, gaining an MSc in agricultural engineering and mechanisation management. Returning to the UK he joined Glendale as machinery manager in 1994 – going on to become company engineer – before joining The Landscape Group in 2009 as group head of assets and ﬂeet. Contact
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THE Landscape architect Adam White looks back on the Landscape Institute Awards 2015 and shares some of the highlights
For the third year running I was delighted to be invited back to co-host the 10th Landscape Institute Awards and this time was joined by Dame Fiona Reynolds, DBE. Fiona was director general of the National Trust until 2012 and then went on to become a non-executive director of the BBC. In her opening address she gave an inspiring speech highlighting ‘beauty’ as a driving force for a successful landscape. Fiona, who is now the master of Emmanuel College, Cambridge, said, “Beauty is not a word we find in official documents anymore.” Yet, she argued, “Ever since the days of Capability Brown people have tried to bring together the landscape we have inherited with the eye and the achievement of what people can bring.” Fiona, who is writing a book on the subject, said, “I am calling for a revival of interest in beauty. It will make us prouder of the landscape that we will leave for future generations. We should put beauty at the heart of the lives of children today so that they grow up with a passion for beauty, to maintain it for future generations.”
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The Landscape Institute Awards are in their 10th year and are presented annually to encourage and recognise outstanding examples of work by landscape architects. It was great to see the awards committee add a new category for 2015 called Client of the Year. 2015’s winner, nominated by TEP Landscape Architects, was The Land Trust. The Land Trust was praised on its supportive and engaging role as a client. An example of this was at Cronton Country Park, where early 22
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ground investigations revealed a network of underground mining pathways, which led to the landscape architects designing a reflecting footpath network through working with former miners. I would now encourage the Landscape Institute to take the next step and add a Contractor of the Year Award category. It would be an overdue ‘high five’ to the teams that do such a wonderful job realising our design ideas, no matter what the weather. Scooping this year’s top prize, the President’s Award, was Brentford High Street. LI president Noel Farrer said, “The joy of this scheme is that it recognises good masterplanning practice, successfully identifying opportunities to reconnect places safely and legibly, but also taking this all the way through to realisation.” Another well-deserved award went to the Vauxhall Promenade of Curiosities project in south London which was the overall winner in the Added Value Through Landscape category. The judges said, “This scheme covers green infrastructure and aims to reconnect the area with its history in an artistic way.” At Davies White Ltd we pride ourselves on innovative community engagement. I was therefore pleased to see Stuart Malcolm win the Student Dissertation Award for ‘Public
Participation in Landscape Architecture: The Rationale and the Reality’. Another new category was the Design for a Temporary Landscape. The winner here was the Urban Physic Garden. In the summer of 2011, a derelict space in central London became an imaginative urban garden that focused on medicinal plants and herbs that heal. The Urban Physic Garden was constructed through a large-scale community build that brought together more than 200 volunteers to share and develop their skills, from carpentry to gardening. The judges said, “This project stands out because it delivered successfully on both design and concept delivery yet provided significant community and social benefits on multiple levels.” Click here to see the full list of winners: www.davieswhite.co.uk/site/blog.asp ABOUT ADAM WHITE FLI Adam White FLI is director at Davies White Ltd, a multi award-winning Chartered Landscape Architects’ practice in Kingston upon Thames. He is the youngest landscape architect to be made a Fellow of the Landscape Institute and an RHS Gold Medal and BBC People’s Choice Award winner. His practice has recently completed the design and delivery of the new Commonwealth Games Legacy Park in Glasgow. Twitter: @davies_white www.davieswhite.co.uk
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The government has announced £1.5m of funding for its pocket parks programme. More green space is always a good thing, but is this a long-term answer, asks Lesley Malone
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EMPTY POCKETS approval to develop the site, consult with the community and local partners, survey and plan the site, secure match funding, and produce a sustainability plan. A whole month is allowed for this, so no rush. If given a grant, the site then just needs to be put forward for Local Greenspace Designation and listed as an asset of community value, and achieve the Green Flag Community Award. What could be simpler? Originating in New York City in the 1960s as a respite from the concrete jungle, the pocket park popularised the idea of the urban
ARE POCKET PARKS ON THE CHEAP REALLY WHAT’S NEEDED? mini-oasis. The DCLG seems keen to sell us a bit of the American Dream with this initiative; as its press release gushes: “A slice of the Big Apple coming to a neighbourhood near you… some of England’s most unloved spaces will be transformed into Manhattan-style ‘pocket parks’…”, citing New York’s renowned Paley Park as an example. Alas, for the fly-tipping site in Knowsley and the derelict plot in Hartlepool hoping to achieve similar levels of Manhattan sophistication, Paley Park cost $1m to create initially and was renovated at a cost of $700k in 1999, and although a public space, it’s privately owned and financed by a private trust in perpetuity. It’s certainly not a space that could have been created through the DCLG’s programme, and while there’s nothing wrong
To round off a year of thoroughly mixed messages on the value of parks, the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) launched the ‘ambitious programme of pocket parks’ promised in the 2015 general election manifesto, making £1.5m available to fund up to 100 pocket parks across England (not including London). Sounds good? That’s an underwhelming £15k per park; a grant of up to £10k can be made for capital works, with up to £5k to pay for the professional services of the landscape architects, garden designers, arborists and others on whose expertise a well-planned space depends. Still sound good? Great, because the application process is a breeze. All that’s needed is that a group within a recognised area of urban deprivation decide on a site, form a constitution, obtain the local authority’s
with encouraging community groups to set their design aspirations high, no one is going to create a Paley Park in four weeks with £10k. I’m not against pocket parks. We can’t have too many parks – the more urban greening the better, and small spaces can achieve great things, especially in deprived areas. And I’m not against giving local people the power to plan the spaces that they want, that work for them – I’m all for it, and I have nothing but admiration for anyone who is so determined to improve their neighbourhood that they will undertake the DCLG’s bureaucratic equivalent of a Tough Mudder to get a grant. But in the context of massive local authority cuts, which have fallen so heavily on parks and green spaces, not to mention the creeping corporatisation of the public realm, this looks like a PR gimmick. The DCLG sees these spaces as somewhere where people can ‘escape the hustle and bustle of the urban streets’. Maybe we should be looking at more radical ways to reduce that ‘hustle and bustle’, for a start. Patches of green that serve an immediate neighbourhood are all well and good, but where’s the long-term thinking? A small space can quickly become a no-go area if it’s not well designed, properly maintained and funded with the future in mind, none of which seems to be provided for in this programme. Are pocket parks on the cheap really what’s needed? ABOUT LESLEY MALONE Lesley Malone is a freelance writer, editor and photographer, with a focus on public space and regeneration. She blogs at tangentialism.org and tweets at @tangentials
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ACCESS Getting materials on and waste off a site can be costly, affecting your project’s budget and time. Janine Pattison advises on how to cope when access is difficult Site access is probably the single biggest constraint on the design and build cost of a project and it is one of the first things I want to know about when I visit a new enquiry. Getting materials on and waste off a site can become a major expense. A tight site calls for extremely good organisation to have materials arrive in time and avoid moving them around. From a design point of view, being aware of access means considering materials and construction methods from the outset. Removing spoil from the site can be difficult so if possible try to work with the existing levels or move soil around the site (cut and fill). Retaining walls are always expensive but using larger modules (like green oak sleepers) rather than brick or stone is easier. Larger patio slabs are quicker and easier to handle and install than setts or pavers. Often it isn’t possible to
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COPING WITH DIFFICULT SITES have materials delivered loose, so they have to arrive bagged or on pallets. Parking and storage space are often at a premium too, adding to the challenge. Remember that access difficulties may have their cause some distance away. A low bridge or narrow lane may mean you have to explore different ways of doing things. Large plants may need to be transferred from a big lorry to a smaller one for the last leg of their journey. This double handling means greater hassle and expense as well as more possibilities for damage to occur. Access difficulties may mean that it isn’t possible to get a machine on site – or possibly
BEING AWARE OF ACCESS MEANS CONSIDERING MATERIALS AND CONSTRUCTION METHODS FROM THE OUTSET only a very small one. This means everything will take longer and the machine may be short of power for some tasks. This is still preferable to doing everything by hand which is slower and more expensive. Consider getting permission for alternative access from a neighbour’s garden. Creating a temporary boarded access route and taking out a fence panel can make all the difference. Careful negotiation can pay dividends. Garden structures like summerhouses or pergolas may need to be built from scratch on
site rather than being modular, especially if they have to be carried through the house or up and down steps. Having to go through the house is fraught with potential problems and should be avoided. If there is no alternative, then huge amounts of protective material will need to be installed in advance. For projects with larger budgets it’s often economical to use a crane to bring in materials. We have craned in swimming pools, hot tubs and semi-mature trees as well as diggers and dumpers. The significant cost can be justified by the speed and efficiency gained but make sure you have a good lifting contractor with lots of insurance. If a significant quantity of concrete is required, you can have ready mixed concrete delivered and pumped direct to where it is required. The pipes can cope with tight corners and level changes much better than a wheelbarrow. Temporary ramps can be constructed over steps but making them safe can be a challenge. Remember that the new Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 may apply to your project and must be rigorously observed. ABOUT JANINE PATTISON Janine Pattison MSGD is a multi award-winning
garden designer and horticulturalist who trained with English Heritage at Eltham Palace in London and at Kingston Maurward College in Dorchester. A registered member of the Society of Garden Designers, the
British Association of Landscape Industries and the Garden Media Guild, Janine is also a highly ualiﬁed horticulturalist. www.janinepattison.com
TECHNICAL Calculating a client’s lighting costs shouldn’t be a guessing game. Durability and quality are a good starting point for any budget checklist, says Robert Webber I remember Saturday nights as a kid. I’d get my two quid pocket money and be straight down the corner shop. Cream soda, a packet of Puff crisps and some Mento’s, rushing home ready for the bling and excitement of The Price Is Right. Guessing the combined cost of a sandwich toaster, nest of tables, tape-to-tape deck and a plastic plant has never been as exciting since. Now, 30-something years later, my business approach has changed. Not everybody would appear to have moved on, however. When it comes to costing, some of the more ‘creative’ among us seem to apply the principles of Eighties Saturday night TV. One of the main factors to consider when lighting a garden is the durability of the lights. My motto is always try to fit the best first time. So often new clients comment to me that in a previous property they spent a lot of money on garden lighting and it kept failing. Paint blistering, water
BUDGET CHECKLIST ● Labour – time is money, and expertise has a value of its own. ● Maintenance – always get a maintenance contract, it’s far cheaper with the installer. ● Light fittings – 316 stainless is durable, and nothing below IP65 (I’ll expand on this next month). ● Cabling – it’s copper; prices are at their highest at the moment. ● Conduits – so cheap to put in at the time. Why not add lighting later? But you’ll need a design so you know where to place them. ● Burying – always cheaper to get the landscapers to do this. They have machines on site. ● Drivers or transformers – fit the best first time. ● Trust your installer – if you don’t, then don’t use them! Always use a specialist when it comes to exterior lighting. Their ‘added value’ is invaluable.
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THE PRICE IS RIGHT ingress, flooded joint boxes – these are the reasons new clients are hesitant to spend again. One bad experience with an inadequate design solution can cost future lighting installers dearly. That’s why I won’t get into a bidding competition with clients or other installers. Yes, we think our costs are competitive, but that’s in light of the quality we believe we offer. As you know, there is always going to be someone cheaper than you. Where are you going to set yourself in the marketplace? I’ve set out my stall at the higher end, and that’s not necessarily our price point – it’s our commitment to producing lighting solutions that will last years. I recently gave a seminar at FutureScape. One audience member asked about issues with external transformers and drivers. I replied, “I’ve heard of those issues, but not from us.” Those issues are associated with cheap imported drivers that by their nature last a short time. Their price point is roughly 25% the cost of ours. Yet ours will last 1000% longer and beyond. Otherwise we replace them free of charge. The price point and value of garden lighting should be realistic for all. Don’t give a budget to your client unless you have fully worked out the costs first. I’m often called to price work and told the budget that’s been given to the client. I’ll then ask for the specification on which the works were budgeted and, you guessed it, there isn’t one. The lighting budget was plucked out of the air and our hands are tied from the start line. I am lucky enough to work with some very competent garden designers and landscape architects. They have learnt how to cost lighting effectively, and if unsure they ask prior to telling the client, whether it’s a project we will install or help design. There’s no hidden agenda. Every cost is upfront and documented. A great place to start for comparative costs for your client.
ABOUT ROBERT WEBBER Robert Webber is the founder of Scenic Lighting, a specialist exterior lighting company based in Berkshire. He designs and installs garden lighting throughout the UK and internationally. Robert can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org or via his mobile on 07766 051 000.
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The new hedgehog friendly gravelboard from Jacksons will help our prickly friends to roam from garden to garden to forage more easily, keeping off the roads. Find full details on these and all our 25 year Jakcure guaranteed products by going to www.jacksons-fencing.co.uk
Jacksons Fencing Giving hedgehogs a helpful hole... I think you must have been completely out of circulation recently, not to have heard about the plight of the humble hedgehog. These appealing little chaps, who are commonly considered the gardener’s friend because they feed on some of the pests in the garden, have suffered a severe decline in numbers. The current population is estimated to be around 25% down in the last decade, which may mean there is only a million or so left. This may be caused by a reduction in their natural habitat, the countryside. Which means more of them are resorting to living in towns, where unfortunately a whole raft of new threats exists. The most obvious is getting run over by vehicles - possibly 50,000 come to grief on roads. We all know that the hedgehog’s first defence mechanism is to curl up, so they present a prickly ball, not many predators will find an attractive proposition. Sadly this doesn’t work in any way to deter cars,
a hedgie hotel. If you really have to use slug pellets, please find a wildlife friendly version that isn’t going to harm any animals. If you are of a kind nature you could try feeding them a little cat food and please don’t forget the water. Hedgehogs used to be able to move much more freely between gardens, finding a variety of locations to feed and make a home. Nowadays we are all a lot keener on fencing in our properties, and sturdy gravelboards at the bottom of fence panels probably have put an abrupt stop to many an established hedgie run. Here at Jacksons we’ve tried to find a way to help our spiky friends, we’ve created the hedgehog friendly gravelboard. It is the same as a normal gravelboard, but it has a hole at one end, large enough to allow them free passage, with a reinforcing strip along the top of the board to ensure it isn’t weakened by the hole. It may seem a small and simple move on our part to try to redress the balance. We know there will probably only be a
small percentage of our customers that will opt for installing one of these boards in their fence run, but it will give us, as a company, the chance to talk about the hedgehog decline to our customers and anyone else who will listen. The sincere hope is that it will help to make a difference. One last word to the dissenters, who immediately shout out that having a hole in the gravelboard will encourage rats. My response is, if you’ve got rats, a gravelboard will not deter them. They are prolific climbers and they have a special squishy skeleton (there is a scientific name for this, but I refuse to look it up!) the flexibility of their bone structure allows them to squeeze through unfeasibly sized cracks, so a gravelboard won’t put them off, they will simply climb over the fence, or burrow under!
they just squash them! The list of bad stuff that can happen to hedgies (as I like to call them) is lengthy: many drown in garden ponds because we don’t think of putting something in there to help any hapless creatures climb out. They are also poisoned by careless gardeners who still haven’t cottoned on to the fact that slugs eat slug pellets, slugs are then eaten by hedgehogs, then hedgehogs die a very nasty death from poison! The list continues with getting trapped in netting, which can result in horrific injuries when they try to escape, being burnt in bonfires that seem to be a nice place to make home, until it is set on fire, and apparently strimming email@example.com accidents are fairly common too. So what can we do to help? Special thanks to all at We can avoid leaving netting www.lordwhisky.co.uk for their around for them to get caught in, help with the hedgehog photo also check carefully before shoot and for the brilliant animal strimming that there aren’t any rescue work they do. animals that will get hurt when you let rip with the machine, and For info on any of Jacksons products or brochures please call check the bonfire hasn’t become 0800 408 4733 to talk to your local Jacksons Fencing Centre.
Let’s Hear it From
DAN CURRAN GINKGO GARDENS
Pro Landscaper visited Dan Curran of Ginkgo Gardens at one of the company’s commercial projects in London. We found out about how he started out, his partnership with Anthony Challis and the philosophy of their business
Dan, how did you get into the landscaping industry? I was at Cirencester studying chartered surveying when I was 18. I found it rather boring so against the advice of my father, started working for a tree surgeon instead. I returned to Ireland and completed a short course at the National Botanic Gardens in Dublin. I furthered my training at Askham Bryan, where I did a National Certificate in Horticulture. I went back to Ireland again and worked on some of the big estates, then had a spell at the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh, where I did my full Diploma Horticulture Edinburgh (DHE). My five and a half years in college gave me a great education in horticulture and design. I moved to America for a couple of years before coming back to London. How did Ginkgo Gardens come about? I got a job working at Fulham Palace Garden Centre and that is where I met my now business partner Anthony Challis. He ran the garden centre and I ran the landscaping part. After working for a year as a senior foreman I set up on my own. Curran Landscapes began in 1990 and Tony (Challis) had set WE’RE DRIVEN BY up Ginkgo so we would DOING PRESTIGIOUS keep in touch with each other whilst doing similar JOBS AND DOING THEM kinds of work. PROPERLY – THAT’S A contract came up for WHAT CLIENTS ARE a cemetery and Tony LOOKING FOR thought it was too big for him so he suggested that we went for it together. We were digging the graves and cutting the grass. So we basically began to merge the companies. At that stage (1992/93) we employed about 10-15 guys. When we got the cemetery contract it went up to about 20 people for the next five years. We were doing a lot of domestic contracts, particularly around south west London and then a friend of ours who used to work in Fulham Palace Garden suggested we
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buy a garden centre and trade as two businesses – Ginkgo Garden Centres and Ginkgo Gardens. We have 13 people at our head office in Victoria and the nursery is in Chobham, Surrey. What is the profile of your grounds maintenance contracts? We started off with only one – the Crown Estates. Then we won Notting Hill. That was our first big grounds maintenance contract and we’ve renewed that three times. We have a very good relationship with Notting Hill and we started to develop a social housing niche, which we’ve carried on with. Probably half of our business is social housing, playground installations and refurbishments of estates. We’ve just refurbished an estate close to The Shard. We’ve found that the domestic market is very seasonal. We get three quarters of our enquiries in a quarter of the year, so we’ve developed a 10% discount for anyone who comes to us in spring and waits until August for us to start.
MY BELIEF IS THAT YOU SHOULD EMPLOY PEOPLE WHO LIKE WHAT THEY DO BECAUSE YOU DON’T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT MOTIVATING THEM
What do you put your success down to? We do believe that the secret to business is keeping everyone happy. Most of our business comes from returning customers and that is the essence of building a business. We employ nearly 100 people and have nearly hit the £5m mark – which has been achieved by slow steady growth and treating all customers fairly. We’ve got about 100 regular clients on our books and have a large commercial contract that we started about four years ago. What is the structure of your business? We have six directors – myself and Tony who are the owners then Jim, Jason, Steve and Toby. We have an external director Paul Elcott who we have worked with for eight years. We’ve done lots of work with construction consultants Baily Garner, Guinness Trust, Notting Hill Housing Trust, and Shepherds Bush Housing Association. More recently, we’ve worked with Berkeley Homes, Fulham Reach, and we’ve just won the project for the White Collar Factory on Old Street Yard in EC1. We’re a small company that is not purely revenue driven. We already have a good 30
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business and make enough money so we’re not greedy for it. Someone once said to me that if you need an alarm clock, you’re in the wrong job because you should be getting up of your own accord. This is our 26th year and it’s been a lot of fun. With your social housing contracts would there be a different supply chain? Absolutely not. We use exactly the same products. The truth is that all the big contractors have the same social awareness. Everyone is very driven by recycling things properly and trying to include local people. What are your views about pricing in a competitive market? At the moment there is a lot of building going on, which makes the market a bit tougher. We don’t price work to just win it. To do work properly, you have to have a reasonable margin. We do not cut corners and what we are very keen on is doing prestigious jobs well. To do that you cannot just go in at the cheapest price because you will not be able to afford the quality staff or materials.
WE HAVE NEARLY HIT THE £5M MARK – ACHIEVED BY SLOW STEADY GROWTH AND TREATING ALL CUSTOMERS FAIRLY
When you win a maintenance contract, is it always for a period of 12 months? Yes, at least that long because you need the assurance that the customer will stay with you. We’re driven by doing prestigious jobs and doing them properly and that’s what clients are looking for. There have been a lot of studies in social landscaping and how it improves the human environment. People pay their rents on time because they live in a well landscaped environment. Vandalism can go down to zero because people feel cared for. We’ve put a lot of vegetable and community gardens into these estates and once you get the tenants out there gardening in their own place, they start to police it because they take ownership. How do you feel about bringing through the next generation of landscapers? Landscaping is really important because people experience the environment around them every day. One of our unique selling points is that we provide the best horticultural practice so the first thing we do when we
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take on any project is to bring everything down to ground level and let it grow. We try to involve apprentices and we do a lot of groundwork, in particular with people who have been involved in substance abuse and are looking for a new addiction – we give that to them through horticulture. We’ve got 11 employees who’ve come through that. They get training through the scheme, Groundworks and are then given a trial of two months when we decide if we will keep them on. I think we’ve kept all but one. Is it easy to get good staff? We find it’s quite hard to get good staff but once we’ve got them we look after and keep them. Our employees are paid the London living wage and we provide comprehensive training. The average number of days taken sick is 1.8 per person per year and we have excellent staff retention rates. My belief is that you should employ people who like what they do because you don’t have to worry about motivating them. Gardening is not for everybody but if you like it, you don’t care about the weather. We try to move people around to suit their skills. So what are your plans for the future? We’re growing at around 15-20% a year and we plan to stay at that level. We have recently joined BALI. We were always a member of the APL and never felt the need to be members of an additional association but as we’ve grown into the bigger contracts, we needed it. We were always a member of their training group. It’s giving you the stamp to say that you are a real professional.
1 Leinster Square, W2 2 Harrods Estates Smoking Garden, SW3 3 Patients’ Garden at Brompton Hospital, SW3 4 Leinster Square, W2 5 Ginkgo Gardens founders, Anthony Challis and Dan Curran 6 Russell Road Community Garden, W14
CONTACT round loor ce loc ea od state au hall ridge oad ondon Tel: 020 7498 2021 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.ginkgogardens.co.uk
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NORTHUMBRIAN LANDSCAPING Cleverly designed with an Oriental feel, this scheme used a Japanese boardwalk to create a path to a newly positioned front entrance
AN ENLIGHTENED PATH WINNER Design & Build
Domestic Garden Construction under £30k
PROJECT DETAILS Project value £29k Build time 4 weeks Size of project 250sq m
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lients Ian and Alison recently finished the renovation of the Clock House, part of a stable conversion they had completed 30 years previously. Having created a new front entrance, they now wanted to lead visitors to it, but the path from the parking area passed two nearer doors for which temptation to enter needed to be minimised. The brief
● Soften the indoor/outdoor transition
and chairs for alfresco dining, enveloped by large natural sandstone sculptural stones. Wrapped around this were mature conifers. This area had an Oriental feel, but it also blended naturally with the 19th century stately sandstone stable conversion and the Clock House. Our aim was to enhance this space with a Japanese boardwalk. This was designed to float over the sea of gravel and create an interestingly shaped path while still leading people directly to the Clock House door.
between the garden and lounge. ● Retain the original feel of the building as
project was crucial to give the finish a timeless and permanent appearance. Recycling materials vastly reduced the waste management and contributed to the low environmental impact of the project as a whole. Closer to the house the design was more traditional, reflective of the initial use and design of the building as a stables. Original sandstone cobbles recycled from outside the Clock House were relaid as surfacing in front of the main lounge arched window, framing an old water trough. The cobbles were also used throughout for paths and edging, reinstating a stable courtyard feel. Additional original sandstone pavings and walling materials were recycled, giving the finished design a feel of permanence and age. Elsewhere a reflective water trough was used to throw light upwards into the lounge; an old water tank from 1864 was dug out of the field below the property and re-used as a water feature; a mounting block was built from recycled walling stone and a hay feeder was recycled as a wall planter.
● Provide wheeled access to new front door. ● Design a low maintenance garden while
complementing the existing seating area. ● Use environmentally aware design, recycle materials and minimise waste. ● Prevent further water damage to lower drive area.
1 The Oriental boardwalk
Design and build The most challenging part of the brief was to deflect visitors past the back door next to the parking area and entice them to the new front entrance. This was addressed by creating a definite path that obviously continued around the front of the building. The path was started at the back door and built using recycled paving stone that contrasted with the tarmac of the drive. The fluidity of the path was then strengthened using sculptural timber uprights that curved in a wave effect around the corner of the building. The original garden was a mixture of old natural stone, weathered concrete paving and gravel, interspersed with flowering shrubs and mixed conifers. Within the central area was a calming space with gravel surfacing and a table
5 A mass of lavender attracts wildlife
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2 Reflective water feature set in recycled cobbles 3 A wave of sculptural uprights entices visitors to the main entrance 4 Oriental style bollard lights illuminate the way, while lighting beneath the boardwalk washes out over the gravel almost levitating the path
Lighting Oriental-style bollard lighting was used to illuminate the boardwalk, while lighting beneath the boardwalk washed over the gravel and helped to differentiate the lower gravelled area from the path above. Elsewhere key points were subtly brightened and lighting was used to create warmth and focus around the new door. Recycled materials Due to the quality and abundance of existing onsite material, it was decided that these would be recycled where possible to reduce costs and also to better reflect the original nature of the building and location. The quality of work inherent throughout the
6 Light from the water feature is reflected through the adjacent window and shimmers across the living room ceiling 7 The path is carried round the corner of the building using a wave of timber uprights
ABOUT NORTHUMBRIAN LANDSCAPING LTD Northumbrian Landscaping is an established multi award-winning landscape design and construction company. It specialises in creative garden transformations of the highest standards, producing contemporary or classical designs for outdoor living spaces. The company has a great dedication and enthusiasm for the landscaping industry, and actively promotes high standards and exciting career opportunities for school leavers and graduates alike.
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Surface materials Wheeled access to the front door was achieved by running a separate path below the existing wall. This is largely unseen within the main garden design and uses gravel surfacing on a stabilisation membrane. The entrance area to the new Clock House door was surfaced in natural sandstone and edged with large recycled cobbles. Timber uprights were used (as at the start of the path), to symbolise the pathâ€™s ending and to frame the new entrance area, bringing focus to the new door. 34
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Planting The planting for this scheme was designed to be fairly low maintenance. It was to blend Oriental with more traditional English planting, while maintaining seasonal interest, colour and structure. Another important consideration was to ensure that sight lines from the building were not interrupted. This restricted the height and placing of planting. One example of how the above was overcome was to block plant Hidcote around the main square of the boardwalk. This brought weight and focus to the
1 Beautiful arched lounge window looking out over the sun dial and valley beyond 2 Entrance area to the new front door 3 A tranquil space to sit and enjoy the winter sun 4 Conifers and heather provide stunning winter colour 5 Swaying grasses soften the lines of the timber path 6 Wisteria sinensis is trained beneath the guttering www.prolandscapermagazine.com
area without adding height, and blended English and Oriental styles at the same time. An opportunity was taken to add to the Oriental feel by planting small pines within the lower gravel area. This planting, nestled amongst the gravel and sculptural stones, was also testament to the past and a pine plantation that was commissioned here over 100 years ago by engineer Sir Charles Parsons. Challenges The design took into consideration the clientsâ€™ busy lifestyle and although Alison and Ian both enjoy gardening, each area was created to avoid a burdening maintenance schedule. A huge amount of effort and thought was put into this scheme to ensure the design was mindful of the sight lines and windows from within this stunning property and surroundings. The primary difficulty was encouraging visitors to the new door within the Clock House approximately 60 yards from the parking area. Access to the site was restricted, and all deliveries from HGV vehicles had to be offloaded in a lay-by 300m from site. Materials were then transported by smaller trailer to the site. The resulting scheme was an absolute delight to our clients, who had just about given up hope of finding a solution and design that met their requirements. It was also a pleasure for us as contractors to re-use beautiful materials in a design that will last for generations to come.
7 Drab and uninviting 8 Existing weathered paving, recycled in different areas of the project 9 Huge potential not yet recognised 10 Aged cobbles dating back to the original build of 1850
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Northumbrian Landscaping Ltd
Patio and Paving Centre
Tyne Valley Garden Centre, Mickley, Northumberland NE43 7BT Tel 03305 551 699 Email email@example.com Web www.northumbrianlandscaping.co.uk
East Brocks Farm, Eaglescliffe, Stockton on Tees, TS16 0QH Tel 01642 790 409 Email firstname.lastname@example.org Web www.wilkinsonslandscapes.co.uk
Station Road, Cramlington, Northumberland NE23 8BJ Tel 01670 712 194 Email email@example.com Web www.patioandpavingcentre.co.uk
Johnsons of Whixley
Thompsons of Prudhoe Ltd,
Gilsthwaite Lane, Kirk Hammerton, Whixley, North Yorkshire, YO26 8AQ Tel 01423 330 234 Web www.nurserymen.co.uk
Princess Way, Low Prudhoe, Northumberland NE42 6PL Tel 01661 832 422 Web www.thompsonsofprudhoe.com
Percy A Hudson Ltd
Tyne Valley Garden Centre
Borough Sawmills, Northumberland Street, North Shields NE30 1DW Tel 0191 257 5099 Web www.percyahudson.co.uk
Mickley Square, Stocksfield, Northumberland NE43 7BT Tel 01661 843 263 Web www.tynevalleygardencentre.com
Lumena Lights Ltd
Centre 33, Long March, Daventry, Northamptonshire NN11 4NR Tel 01327 871 161 Web www.lumenalights.com Timber & woodwork
Merchant House, Binley Business Park, Coventry CV3 2TT Tel 024 7643 8400 Web www.jewsons.co.ukz
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KEEPING WITH TRADITION BESPOKE LANDSCAPES (HAMPSHIRE) LIMITED
A Georgian house was the canvas for an 11 year restoration project. In 2013 attention turned to the walled garden, which had been converted to a swimming pool in the 1960s
n 2013 Bespoke Landscapes was invited by the owners of Fir Hill, a Georgian home and gardens in Hampshire, to help fulfil their vision of restoring the walled garden to its original glory. Having been turned into a swimming pool in the 1960s, the new owners were keen to return the garden to its original purpose as a walled vegetable garden and recreational living space. The clients enlisted landscape architect Maryon Simpson of Arcadia Garden Designs and landscape contractors Bespoke Landscapes to 36
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help bring their vision to life. Fir Hill is a Grade II listed building in the small village of Droxford in Hampshire, dating from 1765. The clients bought the property in 2004, with the intention of restoring it to how it would have been in Georgian times. Following an 11 year labour of love it recently reached completion. Design and build The walled garden project was huge in itself, with the hefty task of removing the
swimming pool, old outbuildings and associated groundworks before the new elements could be constructed. The original boundary walls needed substantial renovation and the clients wanted to keep the garden as authentic as possible, using reclaimed materials where possible and sourcing similar ones where necessary. The groundworks were completed first, removing the existing pool and levelling the site. This created a two-tiered garden with connected upper and lower levels to allow for a raised herb garden and a large lower potager. The south wall, which had subsided due to the construction of the www.prolandscapermagazine.com
PROJECT DETAILS Project cost ÂŁ168k Building cost ÂŁ27k Build time February 2014May 2015 Size of Project 800m2
swimming pool, was dismantled, giving access to the garden during the initial phases. A steel reinforced structure was then built to underpin the west wall, which had no footings on the original construction. The south wall was rebuilt according to the original footprint, allowing works to the internal areas of the walled garden to commence. At the narrow end of the plot a raised herb garden was built, with twin sets of Yorkstone and reclaimed brick steps leading down to a water feature, the main potager area and summerhouse. The internal walls and steps were constructed using bricks reclaimed from the original south wall. Numerous raised beds were fabricated of green oak and surrounded by a network of Breedon Golden Amber gravel pathways. www.prolandscapermagazine.com
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A series of dilapidated sheds and glasshouses in the work area were levelled, with provisions made for the new features. The area now houses the potting shed and glasshouse, as well as areas for cold frames, composting and additional raised green oak beds. The concept for the three bespoke outbuildings was put forward by the client and the landscape architect while Bespoke Landscapes were asked to finalise the designs and hand craft them on site. They comprised a summer house in the walled garden and a potting shed and glasshouse, designed using traditional Georgian style glazing, in the work area.
Materials Reclaimed materials sympathetic to the history and surroundings of the garden were used, such as the York flagstones, bricks and oak timbers, whilst other aspects were constructed using materials reclaimed from the house and 1 View of the walled garden and Fir Hill house 2 Looking across the vegetable beds in the main garden 3 Raised feature area with reclaimed pots and sculpture 4 Copper arches with the bespoke summerhouse in the background 5 Bespoke potting shed created by Bespoke Landscapes 6 Planted vegetable beds in the walled garden 7 Steps down into the main walled garden Pro Landscaper / January 2016 37
gardens, such as the decorative Victorian clay edgings, stone plinths and Portland stone. Features such as the installation of copper and brass light fittings and two bespoke copper growing arches were sympathetic to the design of the property and will age to fit in with the antique feel of the garden. A seat in the herb garden was created by Bespoke Landscapes using reclaimed Purbeck sill stones. Planting The garden was planted with a selection of seasonal vegetables, various espaliered fruit trees and herbs and a selection of climbers, roses, clematis and hardy perennials. A mains-fed irrigation system was installed throughout the planting areas and water supplies were installed to the work area and work area outbuildings.
finished design matched the original vision. Bespoke Landscapes maintained a continual dialogue with the client and designer regarding the practicality of the specifications and construction. The restoration work was completed in the spring of 2015 and the house and gardens opened to the public in August. The finished walled garden provides a spectacular, practical working area that fits in beautifully with the rest of the historic building. 1 Reclaimed sculpture 2 The swimming pool before work started 3 Digging out of the pool area 4 Construction of the vegetable beds 5 Construction of the work area
ABOUT BESPOKE LANDSCAPES
Challenges All specifications, outbuildings and features had to be sympathetic to the original property. Restoring the walls was a lengthy project in itself, with an estimated 250m2 of pointing. Logistics were often tricky, with narrow entrances and gateways proving problematic for machinery and deliveries. Regular meetings were held to ensure the
Bespoke Landscapes is a family run landscaping company based near Southampton, Hampshire. Run by Ben Johns â€“ an RHS Medal winning garden designer â€“ since 2003, the company designs and builds gardens across the south of England. It carries out all aspects of garden design, restoration, and all hard and soft landscaping services with a particular passion for natural stone and creating bespoke timber buildings and features.
Bespoke Landscapes (Hampshire) Limited
Quarry Yard, Woodside Avenue, Boyatt Wood Industrial Estate, Eastleigh, Hampshire SO50 9ES Tel 023 8061 3178 Email firstname.lastname@example.org Web www.miles-stone.co.uk
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Equestrian Fencing Services
Tel 01329 835 100 Email email@example.com Web www.equestrianfencing.com
Bespoke Landscapes (Hampshire) Limited
Tel 01489 690 326 Email firstname.lastname@example.org Web www.bespokelandscapes.com
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Southlands Road, Denham,Uxbridge, Middlesex UB9 4HD Tel 01895 835 544 Web www.tendercare.co.uk
ARB Glass Services Ltd
General building materials Elliott Brothers Ltd
Timber building contractor
Millbank Wharf, Northam, Southampton, Hampshire SO14 5AG Tel 023 8022 6852 Email email@example.com Web www.elliotts.uk.com
2-4 Quob Lane, Southampton, Hampshire SO30 3GL Tel 023 8047 1155 Web www.arbglass-southampton.co.uk Irrigation system Greener Ways Irrigation
Wooden flower boxes Woodpecker Joinery
Olympic House, Bramshall, Staffordshire ST14 8TD Tel 01889 562 610 Email firstname.lastname@example.org Web www.woodpecker-joinery.co.uk
TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS GRACE LANDSCAPES Grace Landscapes provides parks maintenance to Rainton Bridge, a high quality business park situated to the south west of Sunderland and north east of Durham
WINNER Limited Public Access category
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Grace Landscapes has been working with CBRE Management Services since January 2015 when it took over the running of Rainton Bridge business park. With approximately 35,000m2 of office accommodation and five vacant plots giving scope for further development, the park won in the Limited Public Access category of this year’s BALI National Landscape Awards. In his feedback, the judge stated: “The park was a delight to view and very worthy of an award.” He went on to say that all the main areas of the park were maintained to a high standard, with a more natural style on the perimeters providing a smooth transition into the adjacent nature reserve. Pro Landscaper / January 2016 39
ABOUT GRACE LANDSCAPES Established in 1978, Grace andscapes td o ers a comprehensive and professional service including construction, maintenance and design and build. Its aim is to work with clients to pro ide a scheme that meets their speciďŹ cation and e pectations is a orda le ut of a ualit that it is proud to put its name to. he compan specialises in high ualit construction and maintenance schemes and have achieved national recognition including four Principal and ten BALI awards. 9001 QMS and 14001 EMS accredited.
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Design considerations The original landscape design was developed in keeping with the planning brief to complement the adjacent nature reserve. The Evolve building, which neighbours the reserve, has a predominately native design with indigenous trees and shrubs alongside structural planting, native hedgerows and wildflower seeding. The village area is more ornamental with herbaceous planting intermingling with shrubs, climbers and formal hedging. The addition of two ponds located in the village area and directly opposite the Evolve building adds to its diversity. Development plots are maintained as wild meadow areas with grass cutting carried out twice a year in February/March and October to accommodate the abundance of wildlife. Maintenance duties Grace Landscapes maintains a daily presence at the Rainton Bridge site collecting litter and emptying bins. The grass is cut on a weekly basis with cuttings removed and fertiliser applied four times a year. Annual maintenance of the grass consists of aeration, scarification and treatment with a selective herbicide and moss killer. Shrub beds are hand weeded every week. Pruning and replacement planting of shrubs is
done as required and according to good horticultural practice. CBRE champions the natural look and edges have been allowed to soften in the months since it took over. The wildflower areas are cut twice a year after harvesting of seed heads for resowing to maintain a colourful display year-on-year. The ponds are overhauled at least twice a year to prevent them becoming overgrown
1 Village pond decking and heron 2 Multi-stem Betula 3 Blocks of herbaceous planting 4 Village disabled parking 5 Entrance roundabout to Rainton Bridge 6 Evolve building 7 Evening view of Franklin House 8 Village car park and pond 9 Path towards village pond www.prolandscapermagazine.com
while hard landscape areas and street furniture are maintained and repaired as required. Management The site is managed by CBRE and maintained by Grace Landscapes’ Tom Tomlinson, helped by Terry Ford in the summer. Service level agreements are held on a monthly basis with the CBRE site representative and annual meetings ensure that the desire for continual improvements is met. This is reflected in the various landscape upgrades that have been carried out on site, designed and installed by Grace Landscapes. Parts of the site were originally planted with lavender which, due to the high water table and heavy rainfall, failed to establish. Despite the waterlogging, the soil is fertile, making establishing and maintaining the wildflower meadows a constant battle. Various methods have been tried, from collecting seed heads by hand to over-sow, to walking through beating the seed heads with a cane. The damp also creates a problem with the lawns and there is a struggle to control the moss, which is particularly vigorous at the front of the Evolve building.
Lonicera in the Evolve car park. Weasels live and feed permanently on the site and though they keep the numbers of rodents and rabbits down they have little impact on the number of brown hares. Ducks enjoy the facilities the village pond has to offer, as does a visiting heron, which poaches the goldfish. The site has been awarded the Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council trophy for best business park, Gold medals in Northumbria in Bloom on four occasions and was part of the Sunderland section of the Britain in Bloom award trail.
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Whixley, York YO26 8DS Tel 01423 330 234 Web www.nurserymen.co.uk
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NURSERY NEWS Majestic Trees only UK finalist in AIPH Grower of Year Awards Majestic Trees, HTA member and finished plants and trees grower, is a finalist of the AIPH International Grower of the Year Awards 2016. The Awards are run by the AIPH in partnership with FloraCulture International (FCI) and take place on January 28, 2016 during IPM Essen, Germany. Bronze, silver and gold will be awarded to Finished Plants & Trees, Young Plants and Cut Flowers categories and each category winner will be judged for the coveted Gold Rose, awarding them the global status of AIPH International Grower of the Year. Majestic Trees is the only UK company to be shortlisted for an award. The nursery is now in its fourteenth year and has a 20-acre site in Hertfordshire. www.aiph.org 42
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Wyevale Nurseries sources acorns for sustainable tree planting Wyevale Nurseries has collected more than a tonne of acorns from renowned oaks in the Hereford area. The nursery collected the nuts from Dymock, where mature oaks planted more than 100 years ago are much sought after as seed. Sales and marketing director Adam Dunnett said: “By collecting our own seeds, we are able to register their provenance, which is vitally important to the conservation of British varieties. Provenance
certification is often requested on landscaping schemes for sound ecological reasons. “Not only are we preserving traditional British trees but also providing landscapers and garden designers with trees that have not travelled hundreds of miles, will digest CO2 as well as roosting hundreds of mini bugs.” www.wyevalesnurseries.co.uk
Hedges Direct grows its team
Hedges Direct has added two new members to the team following its 10th birthday celebrations, which took place throughout September. The marketing department has expanded with the arrival of Daniel Bentham, a recent marketing graduate who started as part of the sales team before taking on the role of marketing executive. Marketing manager Kate James said: “Daniel’s fresh input to the team has been very well received as we’ve started some big new projects and we’re delighted to be growing the marketing team.”
The commercial department has also grown with Rachel White filling the position of analyst. Commercial manager Paul Francis said: “We’re delighted to be expanding our commercial team. Rachel’s previous experience will ensure she hits the ground running. “Hedges Direct has got plenty to look forward to and as the team continues to grow this will only prove beneficial for customers and suppliers alike.”
Deepdale Trees is expanding its container tree production area in order to meet the increased demand for its high quality air-pot grown stock. Works on the latest expansion have just been completed and the beds are now being filled with a huge array of stock for supply in the summer of 2016. The new three acre bed includes additional space for both multistem and standard trees as well a large area that will be dedicated solely to the production of evergreen specimens. The evergreen zone has been surrounded by a 5m high a windbreak and will provide Deepdale with the space it needs to grow and maintain an increased number of air-potted evergreen trees in perfect condition. Production director Andrew Fenton said: “Many of our clients are looking for evergreens such as Quercus ilex and Phillyrea angustifolia in order to give both screening and winter structure in the garden. This bed will give us the facility to produce more of that stock and meet our customers’ demands.” www.deepdale-trees.co.uk
A round-up of trees and plants available at some of the country’s best nurseries To appear in Plantsman’s Plot, please send your plant of the month, details and image to email@example.com
Best for late summer colour Aster Little Carlow is one of the best Asters for planting in winter. It gives them plenty of time to bed in over winter so they are ready for spring. They ﬂower with an abundance of blue violet ﬂowers spotted with yellow centres. Its bushy habit makes it a striking plant when it ﬂowers from August to ctober. It is the perfect plant to oﬀer a splash of colour to a late summer border. www.howardnurseries.co.uk
Best for winter berries Ilex a uifolium, known as holly, is a great family plant and the larger leaf forms give good evergreen structure in the form of large shrubs, hedges or small trees. They often have spiny leaves with small white ﬂowers and bright red berries on female plants. A cold spring results in a poor berry year but there is plenty of berry this winter as a result of last year’s mild spring.
To ensure good berries, you will need one male for a few females, except from Ilex a ‘JC Van Tol’ which is self-fertile. www.palmstead.co.uk
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Best for golden conifer Native to North America, the Chamaecyparis lawsoniana was brought over to the UK by botanist Andrew Murray in 1854. Because of its low nutrient requirement, hardiness and shade tolerance it soon became popular as hedging and windbreaks, as well as grand, freestanding specimens. Although beautiful all year round the cultivar ‘Lane’ is perhaps best appreciated in winter; its vivid golden feathery sprays are unmistakably eye-catching. In addition to its lovely canopy it also has a stunning reddish-brown bark. Does best in full sun and thrives in all moist, well-drained soil. www.majestictrees.co.uk
Best for urban specimen Native to Eastern China and Korea, Acer buergerianum Trident Maple was introduced in 1890. It forms an oval to rounded crown and is well suited to streets or gardens. New spring foliage emerges a rich bronze colour before hardening to a glossy dark green by summer. Greenish yellow ﬂowers are borne in March and maturing trunks ﬂake to brown and orange providing a patchwork of winter interest. www.barchampro.co.uk
Best for Mediterranean avour Quercus suber is a slow growing and long living evergreen tree with twisted branches and downy twigs. It can reach up to 20m tall but is often shorter. The bark of the tree was used by the Romans to make sandals and is now used for wine bottle stoppers, ﬁshing buoys and insulation. It has green leaves with spiny-ended lobes which fall during the second year of growth and produces acorns once a year. It is best planted in a sunny location and in any soil apart from clay. It grows best in areas with a cold moist winter. www.architecturalplants.com
Best for screening Quercus ilex (evergreen oak) is suited to the UK’s climate and tolerates pollution in heavily traﬃcked areas. With dark green foliage and a downy grey covering to the underneath of the leaf, it also tolerates shade. Available in pleach form, evergreen oak lends itself perfectly to creating private areas, both within a garden and blocking out unsightly views. It requires little maintenance and clipping the pleached forms can create a dense screen above fence level. www.provendernurseries.co.uk
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PLANTING IS SO EASY! THE ARBORFIX SYSTEM When commercially grown trees are sold, they are removed from ground by a three bladed shovel or with what is more commonly used now, a circular knife. The root balls are covered by a bale cloth so that the roots are not exposed and the bale is then enclosed in wire netting. The root system on a commercially grown tree is considerably smaller than the bale on a naturally grown tree, hence the reason for some type of securing system when planting The most commonly used method for stabilizing newly planted trees, is a wooden tripod or its derivatives. This is not an optimal solution, neither esthetically, nor with concern to the physiology of the tree. Consequently more and more underground anchorage systems are being used. Underground systems are superior to tripod The round knife Shapes ball systems allowing the tree to be amore esthetically displayed, and allowing the tree to develop correctly and
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Bale pressing using aluminum earth anchors and tensioning ropes By using polyester slings and aluminum anchors, non-rotting materials are inserted into the ground, which is not really satisfactory. With this type of system, attention also has to be paid to the possible compression of the roots. Uninterrupted root growth can only happen where there is no sling, consequently, after the tree’s roots have grown through, the polyester slings and ropes must be taken out and disposed of.
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NURSERY Workplace planting has a dramatic effect on health and wellbeing – and as a consequence productivity, says Ian Drummond January is traditionally the month when our thoughts turn to looking after our health, so it’s a good time to remember how plants can enhance the business environment. It wasn’t so long ago that the value of plants to health was completely unrecognised. It was only when the World Health Organisation defined the term ‘Sick Office Syndrome’ in the Eighties and outlined its detrimental effect on health and productivity that corporates slowly looked for ways to improve the health and morale of their workers. There have been many studies since then underlining the importance of plants in the working environment – measuring everything from stress levels to concentration. Studies conducted in Norway and The Netherlands in 2008 analysed 305 workers in three separate offices, each with differing amounts of greenery. In the offices where plants were more visible, self-reported sick leave was lower when compared with the others. The studies showed that plants have an uplifting effect on stressed and tired individuals. Thankfully, indoor planting is now fully integrated into meeting and working areas. We created installations for the BBC as part of its
HEALING FEELING Work, Rest and Play theme, using plants to define and create distinct areas for specific purposes – effectively creating multi-tasking areas within offices and boosting productivity and morale at the same time.
INDOOR PLANTING SCHEMES TRANSFORM NOT JUST BUILDINGS AND AESTHETICS BUT CAN DRAMATICALLY ALTER THE MORALE OF WORKERS In a 2010 study by Margaret Burchett, plants were associated with a 40-60% reduction in negative mood states such as anger, anxiety, depression, confusion, fatigue and stress. In the control group with no plants, stress levels rose by 20% over the same time period. Just one plant on either the floor or the desk was enough to have an effect. In 2013 we worked with the University of Exeter to create an interactive study at RHS Chelsea Flower Show that measured creativity, happiness and productivity within an office environment. We created four workstation designs, some with indoor planting, some without. Visitors were invited to undertake tasks to measure their productivity, wellbeing and creativity. The results were collated for each
design and differences between them were assessed. With a sample of 350 participants, the results showed that allowing staff to make design decisions in a workspace enhanced with office plants could increase wellbeing by 47%, creativity by 45% and productivity by 38%. Psychologist Dr Craig Knight, who created the experiment summed up: “The results from the Chelsea Flower Show experiment indicate that plants in a well-designed and personalised office environment can boost business effectiveness through improved staff productivity and creativity. This gives company managers a real incentive to share control of office space with their staff.” What more can I say? The health benefits of plants are very clear – indoor planting schemes transform not just buildings and aesthetics but can dramatically alter the morale of workers. ABOUT IAN DRUMMOND Ian Drummond is the creative director of Indoor Garden Design, Europe’s leading interior landscape design company, based in Highgate, north London.
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Ornamental grasses represent a whole new group of plants for garden and landscape designers to use, says Noel Kingsbury Grasses are hardy, long-lived (mostly), reliable, tolerant of a wide range of conditions, remarkably resilient and above all, something that looks its best in that dreariest time, November, when the whole winter stretches ahead. First used extensively by garden designers, many landscape designers have now started using ornamental grasses too. As I have discovered in my own test plot, however, there is a catch. Grasses were not unknown to our Victorian ancestors but they really only took off in post-war Germany. The older varieties tended to be chosen for variegated foliage and many were aggressive runners. The new generation of grasses which the German nurseryman and writer Karl Foerster started promoting in the 1950s were instead often selected for their late-season flower and seedhead interest. From the 1970s onwards, a number of American nurseries and designers started to run with them, with British gardeners following in the 1990s. Grasses are different from flowering perennials, however. They have a strategy of domination. Not for nothing are vast areas of the globe naturally grasslands. And this is the problem for the innocent landscape designer popping a few grasses into a planting. Very few of the new generation ornamental grasses spread in the way that turf or pasture grass does. Instead they are either mat-formers or what are technically called cespitose grasses, 48
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BLADES OF GLORY which means that they form tussocks. Give an old tussock of grass a jolly good kick and you soon realise just what permanent features of the landscape they can be. That toughness is matched underground by an immensely strong, dense and large root system. Want to divide a miscanthus? Get out the chainsaw. Such physical domination of the environment is fine if they stay where they are, but the problem is when they start to seed. I garden in the Welsh borders. Deschampsia cespitosa is a local native and not surprisingly it
GIVE AN OLD TUSSOCK OF GRASS A JOLLY GOOD KICK AND YOU SOON REALISE JUST WHAT PERMANENT FEATURES OF THE LANDSCAPE THEY CAN BE seeds like crazy. Enough to make me decide to stop growing it. But – this is far less likely in the drier eastern part of Britain. The same applies to Molinia caerulea, except that its root system is bigger and tougher. As the compost pile gets higher, that’s one that’s not going to be grown anymore either. I dread to think what would happen to a public landscape around here if this were to be used. Probably what appears to be happening to the New York High Line, which in parts looks like it is being throttled by Achnatherum brachytrichum. Calamagrostis ‘Karl Foerster’ however is a rare dream, a sterile hybrid, meaning it can be used with abandon. There are few other sterile grasses. What there are though, are ‘warm
season’ grasses, mostly American species that only start to grow late in the UK (May) and which do not set seed because our summers are not warm enough. Sporobolus heterolepis is one such, an immensely useful plant for the ‘under a metre’ category. Except that young plants are so slow to grow that it makes it rather expensive, a problem that afflicts many other potentially useful species. At the low end, Carex species, ie sedges, tend to behave better, but they lack the bulk or the winter seedhead glory of the true grasses. There are a lot of grasses out there, of which we only seem to have a tiny proportion in cultivation. Innovators in the nursery trade have their work cut out to find more ‘Karl Foersters’. Meanwhile – designers beware!
Above: Calamagrostis ‘Karl Foerster’ on the Westerkade (West Quay) in Rotterdam, in a Piet Oudolf design, and as faultless a landscape plant as it is possible to imagine
ABOUT NOEL KINGSBURY Noel Kingsbury has been involved in the horticulture industry since the mid eighties, as a nurseryman, garden designer and writer, with features appearing in The Garden, The Daily Telegraph and Gardens Illustrated. He has played a major role in introducing the British gardening public and the horticulture profession to naturalistic planting with a series of books since the mid nineties, four of which he has written with Dutch designer Piet Oudolf. He teaches and lectures widely on planting design with a particular interest in running workshops on long-term plant performance. He lives and gardens in the Welsh Borders.
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Blackfriar, a Tor Coatings brand, has recently launched Anti-Slip Deck Coating with added UV protection, providing a clear, slip-resistant finish to wooden exterior decking. The solvent-based coating can also be used in conjunction with Blackfriar Wood Preservative Gold Star, which can be used to colour the timber prior to application. The clear, textured protective coating allows the colour of the wood to show through and the slip resistant micro-aggregate makes it safe when wet and therefore ideal for walkways and exterior timber decking. RRP £25.95 + VAT for 2.5L. WWW.BLACKFRIAR.CO.UK
Textrol HES from Owatrol UK is a single-coat saturating oil with a high solids content that penetrates deep into wood, protecting it against damage caused by the weather and UV rays. Available in five different finishes with enhanced UV protection for softwoods and European hardwoods, Textrol HES is quick and easy to apply and only needs one coat. Its matt-finish enhances the natural beauty of the wood and penetrates rather than forming a film, preventing peeling and flaking as well as requiring very little maintenance. RRP £35.59 +VAT for 1L. WWW.OWATROLDIRECT.CO.UK
Protek, specialist manufacturer of water-based timber treatments, is now the UK reseller of Restol Wood Oil. Manufactured by Arch Timber Protection and a popular brand across Europe, Restol Wood Oil offers high quality protection against moisture and the effects of weathering. The linseed oil based product provides a durable transparent to semi-transparent coating in a variety of colours, including natural wood tones, fashionable greys, white, garden timber green and natural UV extra. Restol Wood Oil is available in a range of can sizes from stockists, direct from Protek and an online shop that will be launched soon. RRP £59.50 inc VAT for 2.5L. WWW.PROTEKWOODSTAIN.CO.UK
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Polyx Oil from Osmo UK is a premium wood finish guaranteed to keep wooden surfaces in top condition. Offering all the professional features of a traditional oil-based finish, Polyx Oil combines the smooth surface of conventional lacquers and the ease of application of a water-based finish. Ideal for solid engineered or laminate wood floors, it is a high quality, water-repellent and treadresistant wood finish based on natural ingredients. Polyx Oil’s natural components penetrate deep into the wood to create a flawless micro-porous finish upon application and for many years to come. RRP £8.82 + VAT for 125ml. WWW.OSMOUK.COM
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Welcome to the equipment pages of Pro Landscaper, where we will be looking at new products and developments in the market. If you have any stories, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet me @ProLanKit
Complete Grounds Maintenance at BTME Complete Weed Control recently launched a new service nationwide – Complete Grounds Maintenance. Visitors to the BIGGA Turf Management Exhibition (BTME) will
be able to learn more about Complete Ice Control, Complete Invasives Control and Complete Moss Control. Managing director Ian Graham said: “Many of our customers are already benefiting from a number of additional services such as clearance, repair works to gates and fences, grass cutting and
pruning etc. Now is a great time for growth and we are responding to this by formalising the offering of new services.” Complete Grounds Maintenance is a new service that delivers a comprehensive range of grounds maintenance services on a national scale including grass cutting and grass growth control; selective, invasive and total weed control; moss control; shrub pruning; winter maintenance such as grit spreading and snow clearance; litter picking and Baseguard – a unique solution for rubber crumb surfaces. www.completeweedcontrol.co.uk
Wessex’s brine sprayer is flexible winter option Wessex International’s ATVmounted brine sprayer is designed to apply salt to icy paths, pedestrian walkways and amenity areas. It has three far-reaching applications using its specialist 1.5m boom. Pre-treatment with brine means being prepared for both frost and snow as the salt remains, reducing the threat of icing even after the surface water has evaporated. It is more efficient to spread brine than granular salt as it is spread thinly and evenly and is active straight away. It also leaves less residue underfoot. The 55L tank holds enough brine 54
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to cover more than 1000m2. The pencil jet nozzle gives a high pressure jet of brine to penetrate the surface of ice, speeding up the melting process. The fan nozzle gives a fine even spray and is ideal for applications in light snow and frosty conditions. The Wessex brine sprayer comes complete with a 5m hose and hand lance, which is ideal
for treating doorways, narrow pathways, steps and other areas that may be inaccessible to the ATV. www.wessexintl.com
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UK Toro distributor Lely has launched its new Turfcare Training Programme for 2016, which sees reviewed course content more closely tailored to customers’ needs. The 12-page guide comprises details of courses including the Compact Tractor Driving Award, suitable for both novice and experienced tractor drivers plus the Instructional Technique Course for those wanting to develop their skills and run in-house operator training courses for groundscare equipment. Head of training Neil Adams declared how 2015 saw a high uptake in two particular courses, the Turfcare Mechanic Course (for dedicated mechanics operating groundscare machinery) and the Cutting Technology and After-cut Appearance courses for turf professionals including landscape contractors and local authorities. www.lelyliterature.co.uk www.prolandscapermagazine.com
Makita partner apprentice scheme
Makita has formed a partnership with the North York Moors National Park Authority to strengthen and support its three year apprentice training scheme. Six apprentices have been equipped with Makita chainsaws, brushcutters and pole saws and will be trained in their use during their three year apprenticeship. The apprentices are receiving regular Correct and Safe Use training sessions. The apprentices are being trained to manage the public
rights of way, forestry and wildlife habitat conservation across a 100 square mile section of the North York Moors. Andy Holtby, apprentice supervisor said: “This is an intensive course covering a wide spectrum of conservation and maintenance works. Recent budget reductions would have limited the equipment available to these apprentices but the partnership with Makita enables us to provide our apprentices with state-of-the-art machines.” www.makitauk.com
New Pellenc dealer for Hampshire Etesia, the exclusive distributor of Pellenc battery-powered equipment in the UK, has announced Alton based Mid Hants Mowers as a new Pellenc dealer. The garden machinery stockist provides a range of services for professional grounds care equipment including sales, servicing, collection and breakdown cover. The company’s customers voiced their desire for green technology supported by a single battery, without loss of performance. Saul Ross, managing director said: www.prolandscapermagazine.com
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Etesia reveals new dealerships Etesia UK has added to its expanding network of dealers after announcing two new dealerships for Somerset and Northumberland. Northumberland Garden Machinery (NGM) opted to join Etesia’s vast network after realising the manufacturer’s status as a key supplier to local authorities and landscape contractors throughout Europe. Seeking a commercial brand, dealership managing director George Aspin first became familiar with Etesia at the SALTEX exhibition. A recent customer enquiry spurred him to provide Etesia sales services. He said: “By chance, a contractor came in looking to
replace his Etesia pedestrian mower and that’s when I saw an opportunity.” NGM will now sell, service and repair Etesia’s range from the company’s showroom and workshop in Alnwick. Elsewhere former New Etesia Dealer of the Year winner, Tom Williams Garden & Estate Machinery, has rejoined Etesia’s network. Specialising in machinery sales, hire, repairs and servicing – the dealer has returned to the due to Etesia’s market leader reputation. www.etesia.co.uk
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“A lot of our customers work in private schools and orchards so this equipment will be perfect for them.” Located at Hartley Park Farm, the expanding dealer boasts a comprehensive selection of leading equipment. www.midhantsmowers.com
The UK’s largest operated plant rental company, Lynch Plant Hire, has expanded its extensive hire fleet following an order for more than 150 crawler and wheeled excavators from Doosan Construction Equipment. The order was secured by Aldermaston-based Promac Solutions Ltd, the authorised Doosan dealer for south east England and it follows on from another multi-million pound order for Doosan machines delivered by Promac in 2014. Merrill Lynch, director at L Lynch Plant Hire, said:“Our
partnership with Promac and Doosan continues to evolve, from the investments being made in Lynch-dedicated staffing and service at Promac to the emergency parts, engineering and training support provided by Doosan.” The new order includes the first major tranche of Doosan Stage IV compliant 24 tonne DX235LCR-5 reduced radius crawler excavators in the UK, building on the high comfort of the previous generation Stage IIIB machines. www.doosanequipment.eu Pro Landscaper / January 2016 55
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Training is a must for any business using plant machinery. Ian Mitchell advises on how to get the most out of this essential investment
All businesses operating plant machinery have to train their staff. There are real costs associated with any form of training and if the business is to incur costs, it is reasonable to ask what the returns will be. The costs Training, even when delivered in-house, is not free. You are paying the wages of the trainer and all the attendees as well as providing the machinery, which, like the operators, should really be out there earning money. For many businesses, training will be carried out by a contractor. The extra costs of the trainer include day rate, mileage, accommodation as well as registration costs to cover the national awarding body’s certification.
and sprayers, the regulations do not state the level of certification. So if you do run an internal training programme, keep an account of what has been done so you can present a training record for each member of staff. Attitude One of the hurdles most trainers have to overcome is the initial attitude of the students. “What can you teach me that I don’t already know?” People need to be told in advance why they are on the course (development, legislative, or corrective) and when the training will be run. Training should be a positive experience. If it’s not, you’re doing it wrong. Changing behaviours Many staff attending courses are experienced drivers but do not realise that basic maintenance is part of their job. Simply using a grease gun, or setting cutting units or rotary decks correctly can save a lot of money. Good training is about changing behaviour, showing staff how to carry out routine tasks safely and correctly. The acid test is whether the training has made any difference in the weeks and months after the course. Management support Managers, supervisors and team leaders all have an important part to play in supporting staff who have just been trained. Without their support, staff will dismiss the training (typically the cleaning and maintenance aspects), meaning old habits remain, along with associated costs. With support, newly trained staff should be encouraged to ‘do it right’. After a few weeks you may see a real change.
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checks and maintenance plus an area where the machinery can be operated in typical conditions. You’ll also need access to toilets and tea and coffee making facilities. Training courses run better on caffeine and sugar so do take regular breaks.
Where and when Training has to fit in with existing schedules and be practicable during work hours. Make sure you have basic facilities available, a covered area for prestart
Training purpose Training needs to be relevant to the job or create opportunities for the operator. If there is uncertainty about whether staff will use the machinery, you are wasting your time. The operator needs to know that they will be using the machinery either as holiday cover or back-up operator and have the opportunity to practice what they learn. What if we train them and they leave? What if you don’t train them, and they stay? Businesses depend on staff, machinery and training to deliver improved practice and results. Getting a return on your investment will depend on how well the operator can use a piece of machinery. You need good training and your staff deserve it, so make the investment. ABOUT IAN MITCHELL Ian Mitchell has 35 years’ experience in the turf machinery industry. High Five training was set up in 2015 to provide a dedicated groundscare training service to the industry. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 07484 295 296 Pro Landscaper / January 2016 57
BTME BIGGA TURF MANAGEMENT EXHIBITION VITAX Hall A/Stand A2
What is the company most anticipating at BTME? We look forward to meeting clients from across all aspects of the turf care industry including, greenkeepers, landscapers and local authorities. The show attracts a wide range of industry professionals and is the main event for the north. Which sector do you expect to receive the most interest from? School maintenance contractors and local authority representatives who attend solely for their interest in our line marking division. What product range will Vitax target at landscaping and amenity visitors? We will be exhibiting our nutrient range, fertilisers, bio-stimulants, wetting agents and line markers – including the new, highly accurate Bluetooth enabled SWOZI GPS line marker. Will you be unveiling any new prototypes/products for 2016? We are looking into a ride-on attachment for the SWOZI with inbuilt GPS, which will make the operation even quicker and easier.
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Why is BTME a must-attend event for John Deere? BTME gives us the opportunity to network with and exhibit to the UK’s greenkeepers and turf professionals. What product range can visitors expect? Our full golf and turf range, including compact tractors, Gator utility vehicles and the X950R commercial rotary (diesel) rear-collect machine, plus other rotary mowers that can be used in the commercial parks and gardens sector. What visitors are you looking forward to meeting? Aside from golf, we are starting to get more visits from local authorities and contractors, attracted by our full product offering, dealer service and finance.
Why is BTME important for Kubota? It provides us with good business in the the amenity sector and golf market in northern England. What kind of visitors are you excited about meeting at the show? We expect to meet representatives of all areas of local authority responsibility, whether local parks, stately homes or car parks – it is big business. What products will you be promoting? There will be models from our ride-on mower, compact tractor and mid-sized tractor ranges as well as utility vehicles and professional walk-behind mowers on the stand. Does Kubota plan to reveal any new prototypes or products for 2016? No, we’ve just launched the Grand L Series tractor with new style cab and it will be the focus of our stand display.
Will John Deere be announcing any new products for 2016? Yes, we are launching the 9009A wide area five-deck rotary mower.
WESSEX INTERNATIONAL Hall C/Stand C61
What product range can visitors expect to see at BTME? We will present our new range of CRX tractor-drawn (rotary) roller mowers, equally suited to landscapers and sports turf greenkeepers. Did Saltex create any trade interest in the new product? Yes, we have received some enquiries
and conducted demonstration work for school maintenance contractors. Other than the CRX, will Wessex be announcing any future launches? We will release more products that are derivatives of the CRX range and can give notice of a new machine set to launch at Saltex 2016 and BTME 2017. What type of landscaping visitors is Wessex expecting to engage with? This time last year we picked up some good contacts from local authorities including regional maintenance teams from the Harrogate and Leeds areas.
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Chilstone’s garden ornaments can be seen in fine gardens all over the world. Pro Landscaper spoke to general manager Steve Clark to find out more
How long has Chilstone been in business, when was it started and why? Chilstone was founded in 1953 by Michael Dibben whose hobby Steve Clark was fabricating body parts for classic cars. Michael realised there was a gap in the market for replicating old garden ornaments and, using a similar technique, started to create moulds to do just that. What type of products do you offer? Our craftsmen make high quality, reconstituted stone ornaments entirely by hand, with a finish indistinguishable from carved stone. Products include fountains, planters, benches, sundials, sculpture, etc. We also offer all the architectural components required for major building and refurbishment projects, such as columns, window sills, coping, quoins, porticoes etc.
nine skilled craftsman working out of our workshop near Tunbridge Wells. We have one of the largest collections of moulds in the country, giving our customers a huge choice. The colour and texture of our stone is a close approximation to natural Portland stone and its composition encourages the spontaneous growth of mosses and lichens on our garden ornaments. For a more contemporary finish we can seal the stone to ensure a clean, natural appearance. We pride ourselves on excellent customer service, have a ‘can-do attitude’ and love a challenge. Do you have a showroom? We have a 35-acre site three miles from Tunbridge Wells, which is open seven days a week throughout the year, apart from some of the harsher winter months when we are closed at the weekend. Visitors are free to explore our extensive show gardens, sculpture walk, stock
Are your products made to order? Most garden ornaments are stock items and can be delivered anywhere in the UK within days. Architectural components are generally bespoke and can take a little longer to make but we still turn things around very quickly. Do you have many overseas clients? Our products are sent to private clients, designers and stockists worldwide – USA, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand and most of Europe. Why would clients choose your products over your competitors’? Chilstone products are made by our team of www.prolandscapermagazine.com
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The Chilstone Garden at Chelsea Flower Show 2011
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area and lakeside and woodland walks, where they will see hundreds of ornaments, working fountains and some fascinating sculptures. We host a variety of events throughout the year including a major sculpture exhibition in June. Can Chilstone products be made in a variety of colours? We have six standard colours in our range, including our standard Portland, light and dark Bathstone, ragstone, Yorkstone and light grey. Over and above this, we can reproduce most colours and have just developed a spearmint green for a client, so anything is possible. Do you offer a warranty on your products? All products come with a 12-month guarantee. What has been your favourite project to work on? We have worked on many prestigious projects over the years, including the Temperate House in Kew Gardens, Kensington Palace Gardens and a large luxury house with 22 acres in Jersey. But the one single project that stands out has to be The Chilstone Garden at Chelsea Flower Show in 2011 – a truly amazing, award-winning design by Heather Appleton that was brought to life by the incredible team here at Chilstone. It was seen by the royal family, a BBC audience of over 10 million and nothing will beat the feeling I got when Prince Albert of Monaco walked by one evening and gave it his nod of approval. How important are landscapers and garden designers to your business? They’re really important. Designers and landscapers are the cornerstone of our business. We can help and advise on a wide range of projects and we’re often able to make economical suggestions to make the most of budgets. Pro Landscaper / January 2016 63
CHERYL CUMMINGS Garden designer www.gardendesignerwales.co.uk Your most referred to gardening book Notcutts Book of Plants has been on my shelf since I began designing gardens 26 years ago.
wonderful with a chocolate digestive or two. Most treasured gift My drawing board, given to me by my father-in-law nearly 30 years ago.
Best garden in the UK Despite all its mistakes it has to be my own. It constantly teaches me new lessons and reinforces old ones. Biggest life influence Can I have two? One has to be my children, no parent could choose otherwise. The other is the first day of my garden design course, where I learned the remarkable art of seeing what I was looking at. Top plant The best plant totally depends on context, but if I had to choose, it would be Helleborus x hybridus for its ability to remain perfect in the foulest of weather.
Favourite tipple A cup of posh tea from my local tea shop. At the moment it’s ginger indica –
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SEAN BUTLER Owner, Cube1994 Ltd www.cube1994.com
Lifelong fan of Very sorry but I hate team sports. The theme tune to Match of the Day makes me run out of the room. Your most overused saying or cliché Are you a curvy or a straight line person?
Your most referred to gardening book Diarmuid Gavin’s Big Ideas. Best garden in the UK The Old Vicarage, East Rushton, Norfolk.
Your prediction for most exciting gardening trend in 2016 Please let it be an end to the use of pesticides in gardens. Three people you’d like to invite to dinner David Attenborough, Stephen Fry and Brian Cox, between them they would know the answer to every question I’ve ever wanted to ask.
Favourite tipple Real ale. Most treasured gift My torc. Lifelong fan of Muhammad Ali. Your most overused saying or cliché Life’s too short. Your prediction for most exciting gardening trend in 2016 Fire tables.
Biggest life influence My mum.
Three people you’d like to invite to dinner Diarmuid Gavin, Joseph Paxton and Ray Mears.
Top plant Verbena bonariensis.
CHRISTINE WHATLEY Garden designer www.sylvanstudio.co.uk Your most referred to gardening book of all time It used to be the RHS Encyclopaedia of Plants and Flowers but now my first point of call is always Shoot. (www.shootgardening.co.uk) Best garden in the UK The Courts at Holt in Wiltshire – I love the weaving of local history into the
garden (recently discovered not to be quite the reuse of dye works once thought, but a fascinating story nonetheless).
round interest with fantastic bark even from a young age.
Biggest life influence My dad – a very creative and practical person with an eye for detail. Much missed.
Favourite tipple Talisker single malt, but more often a big mug of cocoa.
Top plant Prunus serrula, the Tibetan birch bark cherry. Great for year
Most treasured gift Not strictly a gift, but we feel so fortunate to have met
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Biggest life influence Zeitgeist the movie. Top plant Zamia. Favourite tipple A glass of sloe gin. Lifelong fan of Arsenal. www.prolandscapermagazine.com
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Your most referred to gardening book Bed and Border Planner – sadly now out of print.
Most treasured gift A teddy bear called Ted. Your most overused saying or cliché What goes around comes around.
Best garden in the UK The Lost Gardens of Helligans, Cornwall.
Three people you’d like to invite to dinner For an evening full of natural wonders Roy Lancaster, David Attenborough and wildlife film maker Colin Stafford-Johnson.
Your most referred to gardening book RHS Pests and Diseases by Pippa Greenwood.
our wonderful dog MacCready at Dogs Trust. All my clients know him well and he charms everyone with his impeccable manners.
Your prediction for most exciting gardening trend in 2016 More indoor gardens to eat. Three people you’d like to invite to dinner Quentin Tarantino, Stewart Lee and Russell Brand.
Best garden in the UK Walkden Gardens, Sale, Cheshire (modelled on Hidcote). Biggest life influence The many books of John Brookes. Top plant Cornus Wintersun. Favourite tipple Real ale, especially Adnams Broadside.
Most treasured gift My children. Lifelong fan of The Queen – such an inspiration. Your most used saying or cliché Would you miss it if it wasn’t there? Your prediction for most exciting gardening trend in 2016 People getting more comfortable with grasses. Three people you’d like to invite to dinner The Queen, the Pope, and then someone to do the washing up afterwards.
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Our client supplies quality Medallion turf, premium topsoil, bark and compost throughout London and the home counties for trade and retail customers.They are seeking a landscape team leader to join in the new year.The majority of jobs are carried out on a mixture of commercial and domestic sites throughout south London, Kent and Surrey. Person speciﬁcation: experience in landscaping and preferably turf installation, capable of working independently and also leading a team of two or three, excellent communication skills, able to work to tight deadlines, punctual, hardworking and good problem solving skills. Full clean driving licence required. For more details please go to www.horticulturecareers.co.uk
Greenscape Contemporary Gardens is a successful, well established landscaping company that specialises in transforming domestic gardens in south west London and Surrey. We are looking for an experienced, professional landscaper capable of leading a small team that will assist and run projects to our very high standards. Candidate must have exceptional management, communication, client liaison and organisational skills. They must be fully competent in areas of paving, decking, brickwork, fencing, lawns and have some planting knowledge. Candidate must have at least ﬁve years’ experience and a full clean driving licence. For more details please go to www.horticulturecareers.co.uk
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Howle Hill Nursery seeks top plantsperson to head up soft landscape department. Must have solid plant knowledge, proven track record and be capable of delivering all aspects of soft landscaping. Also recruiting hard landscape foreman. Works include large water features, cascades, rock work and standard paving, brickwork and associated hard works, delivering complete projects with budgets ranging from £20,000-£200,000. We have an exciting portfolio of contracts conﬁrmed to include Chelsea 2016, projects in Denmark and France, plus local schemes. Planting design, talks and show work available. For more details please go to www.horticulturecareers.co.uk
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OUTDOOR CREATIONS Location: Kent
Outdoor Creations is an award winning BALI and APL registered, design and build company focused on high quality domestic gardens based from West Malling, Kent. Responsibilities: overseeing day-to-day running of site including overseeing staff; interpreting plans and setting out complex gardens including levels; ensuring health and safety compliance; ordering materials, scheduling works and liaising with contracts manager; scheduling and overseeing sub-contractors; performing a range of hard and soft landscaping tasks; communicating with staff, management, designers/architects and clients. Full current driving licence essential. Future development and company vehicle form part of salary package. For more details please go to www.horticulturecareers.co.uk
SOLE GARDENER - LIVE OUT
Plant Style, a landscaping company providing services to commercial clients nationwide, seeks skilled foreman to work Mon-Fri 7am to 4.30pm, though some ﬂexibility required. To ensure: works are completed to standard through instruction of staff and inspection of works; sites are maintained in safe, secure condition; works are undertaken in compliance with health and safety law.To liaise with clients and project manager, maintain site records regarding labour, sub-contractors and site deliveries. Salary depending on experience. Breadth of landscaping knowledge, competence in hard and soft landscaping and full UK driving licence required. Works van supplied for travel to and from work. Must have CSCS, CPCS and SSSTS card. For more details please go to www.horticulturecareers.co.uk
Live out sole gardener required to manage a two acre garden of a family home forming part of 300 acre estate in West Somerset. The garden consists of a sloping landscape with planting in beds and low maintenance shrubs and areas of lawn. Applicants need a horticultural qualiﬁcation and previous experience.You will have good knowledge of plants and technical skills. Duties include watering, weeding, pruning regular raking sweeping to maintain the garden to a high standard. Other duties include occasional chainsaw work clearing fallen trees/branches, chopping logs, undertaking basic maintenance tasks. Competitive salary and provision of necessary kit and training, within reason. For more details please go to www.horticulturecareers.co.uk
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