IT IS THE PLANTS THAT BRING COLOUR, SCENT, STRUCTURE AND PROVIDE YEAR ROUND INTEREST IN YOUR GARDEN
My name is Jānis. I like plants & I enjoy creating with plants!
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 plant knowledge, I have worked at RHS Garden Wisley and in parallel studied garden design at Merrist Wood College and Sparsholt College. I also work part time at a specialist nursery who hold one of UK national plant collections. I am a member of Surrey Garden Designers Group, Plant Heritage and Chartered Institure of Horticulture.
WHAT I CAN DO FOR YOUR GARDEN
I design, source plants & create colourful gardens with succession & year round interest in mind!
IT STARTS WITH A VISIT TO MEET YOU & YOUR GARDEN
I'll meet you for a friendly chat to establish how you feel about your garden and what help your garden requires...
The outcome could be helping with ideas and converting them onto a planting plan to be handed over to your gardener (though you don't necessarily need to have one) or for a longer term working relationship to carry out your garden project in full from initial design to planting and follow up maintenance.
I am a plants person, for things that fall outside of my expertise such as best choice of hard landscaping materials, I work with others who are experts and together we make a good team.
DESIGN BASED ON 'THE RIGHT PLANT FOR THE RIGHT PLACE' PRINCIPLE.
Based on our initial meeting, I will come up with plant suggestions and planting design for your garden.
Designs can based on your prefered maintenance level, a certain theme, look or feel you want to create in your garden or purely based on a certain colour scheme only. The options can be endless. You don't have to limit yourself to traditionally naturalistic, wildlife, contemporary or cottage garden looks only.
Some of most popular designs are :
low maintenance shrub borders;
seasonal herbaceous borders;
mixed borders for year round interest;
planting designed for screening & to increase privacy;
solitary trees for instant impact with underplanting.
SOURCING PLANTS FROM NURSERIES & GROWERS THAT SUPPLY AWARD WINNING SHOW GARDENS
I will personally select the best plants available saving your time & money.
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. My favourites are exotic planting schemes with hot, vibrant summer colours, lush textures and planting for winter interest.
PREPARATIONS & PLANTING
Whether it is an old neglected border or a new bed to be created, I deal with:
Clearing overgrown & neglected spaces including tree stump removal and small trees up to 3 metres in height;
Renovating old, tired beds & borders;
Improving soil based on requirements of planting scheme;
Creating new planting schemes with neat final look by mulching to retain moisture & supress weeds.
For larger size projects I have an option to involve a team of several landscapers / gardeners to minimise the time required to complete the project.
FOLLOW UP MAINTENANCE
If you are too busy or haven't got 'green fingers', I can take care of follow up maintenance
Very often people are too busy to take care of their gardens and efforts invested to create a nice garden are wasted. I can take care of follow up maintenance so that your gardens look wonderful for many seasons to follow.
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
Merrist Wood College:
Plant knowledge & identification
Design your own garden
RHS Level 2 Principles in Garden Planning
I am a member of Surrey Garden Designers Group, Plant Heritage & Chartered Institute of Horticulture.
GET IN TOUCH IF YOU WOULD LIKE ME TO HELP WITH YOUR GARDEN!
I am based in Woking, Surrey and work within 15 miles radius.
M: (+44) 07478 025 188