Mrs Annette, Teddington
Mr Lees, Hampton Hill
Mrs Keeley, Sunbury
Mrs Albut, Sunbury
Mr Evans, Hampton
Mrs Ewen, Walton on Thames
Mr & Mrs Gleave, Teddington
J Watson, Teddington
J O’Hara, Hampton
P Jelfs, Teddington
M Hill, Kingston
We were delighted to see that you do ‘soft’ gardening as well as ‘hard’ as we needed ideas of what to do as well as someone to do the work.
I’ll confess that when I saw Joss Durham’s first suggested design for the garden, I was horrified as it seemed too radical a change. I was attached to many of the plants that I had grown over the years and didn’t want to lose them. Joss drew up another design based on what I thought I wanted and I spent a weekend mulling it over. The more I thought about it, the more I realised that Joss’s original design was the one to go for. My own ideas would actually involve keeping many oversized plants that I already couldn’t keep under control and I would be left with a garden that I still couldn’t manage. My partner loved Joss’s original design right from the start and I could certainly see all the practical pluses – raised beds and wide paths would mean I could enjoy gardening for years to come.
Now that the job is done I can see that the design isn’t just practical; it’s actually beautiful. It was a stroke of genius that has opened up a narrow garden and made it spacious and welcoming. The design with its diagonal paving and beds makes the garden seem much larger than it is. It has also blended in with the original patio (which has an uneven edge and is 10 years older) as if the whole garden was made over at the same time; the new and old complement each other. When I look at the garden now, I feel joy and pleasure. Everyone who has seen the transformation has remarked on its striking new design and I wouldn’t be surprised to see ‘copycats’ trying to recreate some of Joss’s magic in their own gardens.
The design isn’t just beautiful; it’s practical as well. Everything is accessible and the raised beds make gardening tasks so much easier. I can safely walk all over the garden now, something I’ve haven’t been able to do for the past couple of years. It’s a worthwhile investment as I have always loved gardening and was unhappy not being able to do the things I used to do without thinking in the past.
The team have done a great job and I want to thank all of them, but the prize must go to Joss for his vision that has made a paradise out of a nightmare.
Mrs Banigan, Twickenham
T Gumpert, Teddington
Liz Bryant, Hampton
We are delighted with the pergola and sun terrace designed and delivered by the LA team.
After a site visit and chat about what we wanted Rebecca created a beautiful design which over delivered on our brief. It was nicely illustrated in a way that bought the idea to life.
The project was completed on time and budget and was a perfect rendition of the design
Dan and the team who were on site were professional and courteous in every respect, they left the site clean and tidy each evening and worked extremely hard in tremendous heat!
Would thoroughly recommend LA
Chris and Gilly Arnison Rd East Molesey