Display garden finished!

We’ve designed and built a display garden for Robert Eynon timberyard, building some unique garden features to show off the timber they sell. These wobbly hardwood posts make a wonderfully effective post and rail fence.

display garden beulah 1

This hand-cut larch arch gives a good view of the curved cedar arch set against sleeper walls clad with Douglas fir.

Display arches

 

This curved oak decking works well with larch half sleepers arranged as a windbreak fence.

oak decking

This hand-carved, painted arch is an elegant contrast to the weathered elm sleepers forming a stepping stone path through the garden.

 

display archesQuite a contrast to how it looked before we started!

Disply garden before Beulah

If you’d like to see the garden for yourself, go to Robert Eynon timberyard in Beulah. Make sure you leave time to browse around the lovely timber they have for sale!

After the freeze

snowdrops
snowdrops

The ice has receded, the snow has melted and there have been a lot of casualties in the gardens of West Wales. Prolonged exposure to sub-zero temperatures has proved too much for many cultivated garden favourites, but the natives and wildflowers seem untouched. Primroses, snowdrops and daffodils are thriving. Just one more example of why it is wise to garden with nature, rather than against it….

Primroses
Primroses

 

Mud, glorious mud….

Recent heavy rainfall has caused us a lot of problems with our current job – creating a lawn, seating area and fire-pit. Sliding around in the mud carrying blocks and stone is an alarming business, but the ground is too wet to bring any machines on. Happily, the Landworks team are indomitable, and work progresses regardless.

Firepit stage 1

Establishing a firm, level base under the watchful eye of a dedicated collie.

The basic structure is now complete, and features air holes, a steel mesh, natural stone exterior and attractive capping stones. I’ll update you further when we’ve built the larch and gravel surrounds. Weather permitting….

Firepit pointing

Pointing the stones gives a smooth, organic finish to the fire-pit.

Happy Birthday, Landworks!

 

wildlife sensory garden
Wildlife sensory garden

It’s 15 years since we designed and built our very first garden. It was a sensory garden for the Wildlife Trust, built with the help of volunteers and the local gardening club. It featured plants to stimulate the senses and provide food and shelter for wildlife. Fifteen years later, we have made gardens for local businesses, for charities and for private houses, and we still enjoy it just as much as we enjoyed that first one all those years ago!