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IT IS THE PLANTS THAT BRING COLOUR, SCENT, STRUCTURE AND PROVIDE YEAR ROUND INTEREST IN YOUR GARDEN

 

ABOUT ME

Hello there,

 

My name is Jānis. I am a Horticulturally trained Planting Designer & I enjoy creating colourful gardens!

A few years ago I decided to have a career change & do something that I enjoy... I have a keen interest in plants, gardens & horticulture. To broaden my Horticultural and plant knowledge, I have worked at RHS Garden Wisley in Surrey, UK and in parallel studied garden design at Merrist Wood College and Sparsholt College. I am a member of Surrey Garden Designers Group and Plant Heritage.

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 HOW I CAN HELP WITH YOUR GARDEN

I provide advice on plants, design planting schemes, source plants & create colourful gardens with succession & year round interest in mind! I also work with mature gardens that require renovation & refreshing in part or fully!

 
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PLANTING DESIGN BASED ON 'THE RIGHT PLANT FOR THE RIGHT PLACE' PRINCIPLE.

Based on our initial meeting, I will come up with plant suggestions and work on Planting Design based not only on soil type, aspect, your colour & style preferences, but also long term mature size suitability, instant impact and budget.

This will be a process in 2 parts:

  • General concept - identifies current or potential new planting areas, determines planting style incorporating current plants and proposed new plants + descriptions;

  • followed by Planting plan, details of seasonal interest, visualisations of your garden areas and subscription to plant aftercare instructions via email on monthly basis for 12 months.​

Costs vary depending on complexity and size of your garden and start from £459. Exact quote will be provided following initial consultation.

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PLANT SOURCING AND DELIVERY SERVICE

If you are keen to create your garden yourself, I can help saving you costs and time by sourcing and delivering plants to your doorstep. Having worked in Horticultural retail, I know the best growers and can source the plants for all planting schemes & designs, be it a popular & widely available salvia or more rare and hard to come across plants that are generally not available in garden centres.

 

Please e-mail a short description of your project and a list of ideally required plants on janis@grandiflorus.co.uk

Minimum budget of £300 is required to provide this service, certain other size/weight & seasonality restrictions may be applicable. 

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HORTICULTURAL CONSULTATION

There is lots to know about plants and it can be overwhelming.

Whether you have inherited a mature garden with your new property of are struggling with problems in your garden, I can offer a Horticultural consultation that would help with:

  • Identifying plants in your garden, potential problems and respective maintenance regime;

  • Guidance with 'right plant in the right place' principle;

  • Identify invasive and difficult to eradicate weeds;

  • Soil pH and quality;

  • Any potential problems with regards to pests & diseases;

  • Recommend plants that would be suitable for your soil type, aspect & preferred maintenance level.

This would be a 1 hour visit to walk around your garden to examine plants and problems followed by an e-mail summary with recommendations including a list of existing and potential plant suggestions for your garden. Cost £125 to be paid in advance.

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IT STARTS WITH A VISIT TO MEET YOU & YOUR GARDEN​

After a few initial questions via email or phone, I will visit you for a friendly chat to establish how you feel about your garden and what help your garden requires. This will be an Initial Consultation Visit for an hour to listen to your ideas & wishes, determine the potential of your garden, establish the scope of work and provide advice & recommendations from Horticultural perspective on best and most cost effective ways how to approach. Cost £50 to be paid in advance.

I am a Horticulturalist, therefore I do not advise on hard landscaping materials and other non plants related items. This also excludes trees, as I am not an Arborist and you will need to seek an advice from a qualified Tree Surgeon instead.

 

Should you wish to proceed with next steps following our initial chat, there are few services to choose from:

  • Horticultural Consultation - recommended for mature gardens with variety of existing planting (possible as alternative to Initial Consultation);

  • Planting Design for a part or entire garden to either create a new garden from 'blank canvas' or renovate a mature garden and subsequently carry out the work;

  • One off skilled maintenance visit to deal with specific tasks - divide herbaceous perennials, pruning shrubs, wisterias, fruit trees etc.

  • Plant sourcing & delivery service.

More details and costs below.

Please note - I do not provide regular routine garden maintenance (lawns, hedges, weeding).

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CREATING A NEW GARDEN OR
RENOVATING A MATURE GARDEN

Whether it is an old neglected border or a new garden to be created from 'blank canvas', I deal with:

  • Reclaiming space by reducing overgrown shrubs & trees up to 5 metres in height and spread by renovative pruning if required;

  • Renovating old, tired beds & borders;

  • Improving soil based on requirements of the planting scheme by incorporating organic matter and fertilizers;

  • Sourcing plants from trade suppliers saving costs by 10-30% in comparison to garden centres / online and planting herbaceous perennials, ornamental shrubs, trees with neat final look by mulching to retain moisture & supress weeds.

  • Designing and installing irrigation to help with establishment of new planting schemes.

 

Please note​ - I do not deal with anything related to 'hard landscaping':fencing, patios, retaining walls, sleepers, sheds.

Total cost vary depending on complexity and size of your garden and planting scheme. Landscaping or follow up maintenance work is charged at rate starting from £25 per hr, minimum charge 2 hrs per visit. Exact quote will be provided following initial consultation.

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SKILLED MAINTENANCE VISIT

Plants do not last forever and your actions can significantly extend or reduce longevity of plants in your garden. Often people are too busy or don't have the knowledge to take care of their gardens and efforts invested to create a nice garden are wasted. I can take care of certain follow up maintenance aspects so that your garden looks wonderful for many seasons to follow:

  • Seasonal routine pruning of roses, shrubs, fruit trees, wisterias and renovative pruning for overgrown shrubs to improve shape, flowering, vigour;

  • Maintaining herbaceous perennials as most will require lifting & dividing every few years to help with flowering and vigour.

Skilled maintenance work is charged at rate starting from £25 per hr, minimum charge 2 hrs per visit.

Please note - I do not provide regular routine garden maintenance (lawns, hedges, weeding).

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MY QUALIFICATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS

I hold the following qualifications:

Training with RHS Wisley:

  • Trees & the Law

  • RHS Level 2 Principles in Plant Growth - Growing conditions, Trees, Shrubs & roses, Perennials

  • Growing media

Merrist Wood College:

  • Plant knowledge & identification

  • Design your own garden

  • Planting combinations

  • PA1/PA6 - Safe use of pesticides

Sparsholt College​:

  • RHS Level 2 Principles in Garden Planning

Palmstead Academy​:

  • Hands on Horticulture

I am a member of Surrey Garden Designers Group and Plant Heritage.

 

RECENT WORK AND INSPIRATIONAL PLANTS ON MY INSTAGRAM

 

GET IN TOUCH IF YOU WOULD LIKE ME TO HELP WITH YOUR GARDEN!

M: (+44) 07478 025 188

Based in Woking, Surrey, UK

Covering up to 10 miles radius area from Woking

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