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The Design Concept:

Reflecting the current economic climate, the concept behind the Austerity Garden is high design on a low budget. In being innovative with affordable materials the garden will showcase creative design solutions. Rather than disguising these materials, their raw and industrial qualities will be celebrated.

The inspiration has come from the designers personal design ethos that good design doesn't have to mean extortionate prices. With client budgets becoming restricted being innovative & creative with affordable materials has become a regular part of their design process. Mexican yards, for both planting and aesthetics, have also been a background influence.

About the Designers:

Jade Goto is a RHS Chelsea award winning landscape architect. In 2012 her practice created the QR Code Garden for Chelsea, a design that grabbed the public and media’s attention due to the cutting edge combination of technology and horticulture. Jade has a background and strong interest in culture and fine art,
which feeds into the designs to create inventive and inspiring landscapes.

Recent commissions have ranged from designing private spaces to large scale landscape projects & green wall designs. The practice has a broad knowledge base which combines Landscape Architecture, Horticulture, Technology, Ecology, Art & Design.

Jade works closely with Armando Raish of Treebox Ltd on design collaborations and Green Wall design. Treebox are leaders in urban greening solutions (including living walls), focusing on tackling what it considers to be two very important issues that face our growing urban population: air quality and food production in the urban environment.

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Dave Colton replied to Gary RK's discussion The right cutting attachment for the job - Stihl
"Well I have learnt something from that Gary, I did not know about soaking the line before use to make it less brittle."
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"I have some tailored seat covers in the Hilux. I had some like these in my Mk6/7 Hilux’s. These are my current ones in the Mk8. You don't have to have red, they come in black and grey etc. I just happen to like the red. They do look just like leathe…"
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"They want it all doing over the next couple months once the kids are back in school and off the grass etc, so no real option to wait.
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Dan Frazer Gardening replied to Ben Mallow's discussion Scarify before spray?
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Graham Taylor replied to Allan Steele's discussion Alternative chain for Stihl MSA 200 C and HT-Km pole pruner
"They did do a 1.1 but as I said, the "cutters" are too wide and foul part of the saw.
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Jon Davidson replied to Oliver clarkson's discussion Van seat covers
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Nick @ NM Garden Services Ltd replied to Allan Steele's discussion Alternative chain for Stihl MSA 200 C and HT-Km pole pruner
"No clue I’m afraid - I purchased whatever was listed on their website for my ground saws and they fit. 
Our pole pruners stay sharper for much longer than the ground saws (ms280 and ms360) as they aren’t used anywhere near the ground and are always…"
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Allan Steele replied to Allan Steele's discussion Alternative chain for Stihl MSA 200 C and HT-Km pole pruner
"will do"
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