Gardens in Highgate London

PGSD was asked to work on two gardens in Highgate, north London, by construction company Heydon & Carr who were converting one house into two separate dwellings.

We designed and planted both of the gardens and installed top soil, turf, trees, shrubs and perennials.

The plants, of which there were several hundred, included: Clematis Montana on 1.5 Trellis; Jasminum on 1.5 Trellis; Parthenocissus on 1.5 Trellis; and Hedra on 1.5 Trellis.

Architectural Shrubs and trees comprised Phormium 5L; Cordyline 5L; Yukka 5L; specimen Japanese Maple; Bamboo 20L pots; Olive tree 1.5m tall; and Betula multi stem 2.5-3m tall.

The borders contain a mix of shrubs, perennials and grasses in 3 to 5 litre pots: Agapanthus; Aster; Geranium; Heleborous; Heuchera; Kniphofia; Rudbeckia; Grasses 5L; Carex Evergold; Stipa Tenuissima; and Semperviren.

Tree planting project in Church Street, Leatherhead, Surrey

PGSD was asked to help with a tree planting project in Church Street, Leatherhead, Surrey. This was a high profile job working alongside Mole Valley District Council.

Initially, the trees supplied were too large, which meant that we had to reject them as they would not fit in the tree pits designed and built by main contractor.

We planted four Box Head Lime trees. The new trees were anchored underground with irrigation pipe, back filled with tree sand.

The trees will enhance Church Street for many years to come.

 

New build care home horticultural project

PGSD Limited was asked to help with horticultural work by Castleoak for Oak Manor, a new build care home for their client MHA in Shefford, Bedfordshire.

The project included the installation of topsoil, 200mm deep for grassed area, 300mm deep for planters and 500mm deep for tree planting.

It also included

*  The planting of some 2000 plants
*  1000 bulbs
*  1000m2 of turfing
*  Mulching
*  18 semi mature trees
*  150m of post and rail fencing
*  100m of closeboard fence

*  Gates

Oak Manor has been designed to enhance the independence and dignity of residents. Oak Manor is a 64 bedroom care home that provides residential and residential

dementia specialist care with features such as an on-site hairdressers, cinema room and coffee shop.

MHA is a well-established charity with over 70 years’ experience and is one of Britain’s most respected care providers. MHA provides a range of accommodation, care and support for almost 17,700 older people nationwide.

The Thames Tideway Tunnel, Blackfriars Bridge planting

The Thames Tideway Tunnel is a major new sewer, urgently needed to protect the tidal river Thames from pollution. The total Tideway project has a budget of £3.1 billion.

London’s sewerage system is no longer fit for purpose and spills millions of tonnes of sewage into the tidal section of the river every year.

Tideway is building the tunnel to tackle the problem of overflows from the capital’s Victorian sewers for at least the next 100 years and to enable the UK to meet European environmental standards.

PGSD was contracted by VolkerStevi​n to reinstate the damaged green space to the right and left of Blackfriars Bridge in central London, where construction took place for the new super sewer.

Not only was it reinstated but the space was also upgraded.

Nine large multi stem Betula Utilis and three Carpinus Betulus were selected from Bruns Nursery in Germany for the project.

These trees were transported from Germany to the Volker depot on the river at Silvertown. They were then transported down the river by barge to the Blackfriars pier and lifted by crane from the barge into the prepared pits.

 A couple of hundred shrubs supplied by Palmstead nurseries in Kent were installed into the new granite planters with the trees.