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Bespoke Buxus Hedge Boxes For External Seating Area

Comments (0)Published by Louise Scott on November 3 2015 03:54 in Exterior Landscaping | General | GRP Planters | Interior Design | Interior Landscaping | Landscape Architecture
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Back in June we were asked by a local landscaping company, to supply them with some bespoke artificial hedging that they required to complete an ongoing job that they were in the midst of. They created 30 bespoke boxes which were to fit into the pergola that they manufactured themselves to fit into the exterior patio space at the restaurant.

 

 

We were supplied with the boxes in which we needed to fit a bespoke buxus hedging system to the top of them. We created glass fibre tops, this is the best way to be sure that they will last and not collapse or rot away, in which the hedging could be attached to – each hedge was only 20cm tall but they sure make an impact when finished and attached to the boxes.

Once the job was installed by the contractors, we went to see the finished job and take some pictures of the hedges in all of their glory. We loved creating these mini hedges and how something so small managed to bring something so large together. We always revel in having new bespoke projects to create especially when the results are so good and the main thing is, the client is delighted.

 

 

Planters With Artificial Plants and Logos

Comments (0)Published by Louise Scott on August 26 2015 10:56 in Exterior Landscaping | Floristry | General | GRP Planters | Interior Design | Interior Landscaping
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Our customer loved our planters so much they’ve ordered a second batch of these!

 

There were a variety of Towik and Barrier planters in which we planted with a variety of our spectacular artificial plants and sealed in so they would be secure in the planters. We finished off the hand-made planters with logos that were each specifically designed to work best on each individual planter thanks to our in house design team.

 

Do you have a customer who would like something like this? We can help you!


 

We can show you how the finished outcome will look before the job has even began with our composite imaging service (£25+VAT per image) and this can help sell eye-catching jobs to your clients so that can visualise your idea. The £25 is reclaimable when the client orders the planters.

We can provide a wide range of artificial plants, our catalogue can be found here , and we can source almost anything so if you can’t find it in our catalogue then just ask and we’ll get on it! We are continually adding to our ranges.

 

 

We can seal in the planting so that it can be instantly installed with no fuss, these can even be sent direct to the client for even easier installation. No need for you to have all the COSHH assessments and data sheets for the chemicals used. We have everything needed right here.


Logos can be applied to any of our planters with ease as we have a professional sign maker within our talented team who can apply whatever our design team size up on our in-house design programmes. There are no limit to the possibilities that you can achieve with our planters; so if you have an idea, no matter how small or how large, then we will endeavour to accomplish everything that you wish to make a superb installation using the UK’s largest manufacturer of GRP planters.

 

 

Impressive Artificial Planting at Edinburgh Airport

Comments (0)Published by Karen Sawyer on August 7 2015 05:10 in Floristry | GRP Planters | Interior Design | Interior Landscaping | Landscape Architecture
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Now that’s impressive!


 

Here’s a sneak peak of an ongoing project at Edinburgh Airport which we just couldn’t wait to show you. By combining our 1.5m white replica Flowerbombe cone with a standard polished black Kubik, our customer has created an incredible 2.3m fantasy, absolutely perfect for a stunning entrance way. Complimenting this are beautiful 4 ball eucalyptus topiary in the main restaurant areas and soon to be joined by 18m of mixed artificial lavender based troughing – updates to follow!

 

In this case as with most of our replica work, we carried out all the planting up, sealing them in with resin coated slate for the perfect finish. The completed units were then delivered to site for our customer to place – no effort required and an amazing result!


 

Why not join the growing legion of landscapers taking advantage of our replica plant up and delivery service? No chemicals, no mess, no effort and for minimal extra cost. Delivery to your customer’s site even saves you the cost of getting the units and plants to your own site if you were doing the work. So its win win all round.

 

Remember we offer a unique range of stunningly beautiful replica, all sharply contemporary and perfect for the modern urban environment. We can supply FR treated and also in FR rated pots. And we are big in Buxus! Try us for your next replica box hedge quotes – we offer pre built hedges integral to the plater in any size, height, length or shape – including curves. 

Innovative Tree Kit From Livingreen Design

Comments (0)Published by Louise Scott on February 4 2015 08:54 in
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An innovative system available from Livingreen Design; tree that comes in kit form for easy installation on site in minutes. The trees are delivered all within one pallet (depending on total height of tree) to any address - even direct to your client for ease of installation. Tree kits are available in a range of styles and sizes. You can specify the height of the canopy, span of the tree, and the total height of the tree or you can choose from a standard size range that we can provide on request. You can choose from our standard range of artificial foliages that can then be supplied with a real oak trunk. Once installed, the connection joins are unnoticeable and the tree seems complete as if it had not been in kit form only minutes earlier! 

 

These tree kits are a beautiful installation to be had in any environment. We are always happy to help with any enquiries you may have so if you have any questions then please call us on 0131 440 9804 or alternatively you can email us: enquire@livingreendesign.com.

 

 

 

 

 

Bespoke Curved Rust Planters

Comments (0)Published by Karen Sawyer on November 3 2014 08:19 in Floristry | General | GRP Planters | Landscape Architecture | Exterior Landscaping
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We were asked by a local Garden Design company in Edinburgh, Twig Garden Design, to help them create a set of bespoke corten steel effect planting beds. These planting beds were created especially for a balcony in the heart of Edinburgh’s Quartermile district. Twig supplied us with this envisaged idea and our technical team helped to create 3D drawing of the planters in question. These planters were created in our rust (corten steel) finish as creating the planter out of real metal would have caused some real problems as they were to be planted on a small balcony and weight was a real issue. As well as the corten steel planters were asked to create a set of barriers with cut-outs so they could be placed over existing lighting on the balcony structure.

The planters were created on time and within the budget set and collected by the Twig Garden Design team who said they loved them as soon as they saw them.

 

 

Now that the job has been completed we have been given these beautiful photographs to show what the finished planters look like all planted up. The bespoke corten steel planters look magnificently rugged alongside the sharp, modern design of the furniture and surrounding balcony structure. It makes it appear that there is a small rural piece of land on the balcony in the heart of a busy city. The barriers look exquisite at night with the lights shining in the alcoves of the cut-outs, it is amazing what you can achieve with a simple design.