Updates and ideas:

1st November 2014 - Visit to Pad 55, now known as Spire View, to inspect planting and update project photos.

2nd October 2014 - The Scarborough News 

Scalby Lodge - finalist in White Rose Awards 2014

August 2014 -  Scalby revisited

After successfully completing several drainage schemes, I had a morning off to see how the planting has matured at Scalby Lodge Farm. After a difficult start, it is now filling out well. I am particularly pleased with the Euphorbia and Phlomis combination.(See photgraphs above)

May 2013 - two new garden projects

Beautiful weather and two garden surveys completed for domestic clients in Kirkbymoorside and Scarborough . Both gardens require redesigning to accommodate building works and resolve specific issues of privacy, screening and poor drainage.

Useful Publications

Support our bees and other pollinators by planting suitable species

Guide to garden plants published by Royal Horticutural Society https://www.rhs.org.uk/science/pdf/conservation-and-biodiversity/wildlife/rhs_pollinators_plantlist    2014


 Two new guidelines on permeable paving available from Interpave  http://www.paving.org.uk. April 2013

  • Permitted Paving - planning rules for retrofitting paving on domestic and commercial premises - guidance for professionals on permeable paving solutions
  • Paving for Rain - responsible rainwater management around the home

Ash die back update

 Chalara managent plan published by DEFRA  http://www.gov.uk     March2013