The latter was in the branch of Travis Perkins, Teignmouth, Devon.Martin Davies, the branch manager, was sat at his desk with a customer which is nothing out of the ordinary, he greets me with his eyes as I place the order for my next delivery of hard landscaping material, delivered the next day. I should say at this point the service is excellent (if your reading this Martin my words are not an invitation to sit back and creep my prices up sir), I'm blurbing again!Both Martin and his customer look over and and ask where to purchase stone for walling, Come on lads give me a little more info, "Whats the purpose and what finish is required" I ask.They finally feed me with the information required to answer correctly, based on their landscape requirements and aesthetics.Having given three types of stone as advise, my third recommendation is a high end quality slate, quarried from the South West of Ireland called Valentia Island Slate, in a word stunning. So, having answered them both with my personal views on the subject, the customer then replied, "Your a real garden nerd".What does he mean?So it's official , I'm a nerd, which brings me swiftly to my next piece of nerdiness, all these questions that Ive been asked has got me thinking, what has been the most frequently question asked? Answer: "How do you cut your paving slabs / flags so perfectly in a curve?"Again, this one particular question has me thinking again, How do I help people from asking me this question time and time again.I know, I'll show you with images and indepth explainations in my next two blogs.
Each article is presented by landscape designer, Tracy Rich, who will examine a single garden and provide design tips based on that garden's layout, materials and planting.
Mien Ruys' own garden in the Netherlands is the ideal place to start a new series on design articles on 'Why this Garden Works'.
Lan Su is a great example of urban garden design. Its whole purpose is to help people relax and to inspire creativity by connecting with nature, even in the centre of town.
The main wow factor of this garden is the large perennial meadow out the back called Oudolf Field after its famous Dutch designer, Piet Oudolf. However, the gallery complex also contains some other very interesting spaces.
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