Designing in lockdown

During the past few weeks I’ve been approached by a number of people asking me about what they can do with their gardens with seemingly limited access to plants and resources. Lockdown has impacted the supply chain of plants and compost – it has slowed massively whilst demand has surged. Great news for horticulture in one sense and a terribly sad story on the other hand for nurseries, unable to get plants into temporarily closed garden centres, which I’m very much looking forward to seeing open again.

Beautiful Double Late Tulips colour combination

My advice to new clients is to think longer term whilst doing what you can now. Still have a plan designed by myself that will fulfil your garden aspirations for the future whilst incorporating what you can at this time. This will feed your urge to improve your space in the present, helping achieve a sense of change and satisfaction, whilst ensuring your garden doesn’t look like a ‘mish mash’ of random plant purchases and ill judged impulse decisions in months and years to come.

I’ve designed a number of plans for clients since lockdown and am able to access plants which will be delivered directly and without physical contact to your door, so that you can start to implement a well thought out garden design and planting scheme. I continue to work with RHS qualified gardeners who are working within social distancing guidelines in order to get the planting done professionally.

In what is a hugely uncertain time for us all, we can take great pleasure and feelings of positivity from being in the garden. It’s a huge help to our mental health and wellbeing.

If you’d like to discuss how I can help you design your garden please get in touch – I’d be delighted to hear from you.

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