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Grounds Maintenance at a New Solar Farm in Reydon, Essex.

A new challenge for Haskett, undertaking the maintenance of a newly installed solar farm in Reydon, Essex. The job included spraying off the unwanted weeds in some hard to reach areas, rotavating the areas and reseeding with grass seed. In addi...
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Medium Sized Gardens for a Barn Conversion in Fyfield, Essex.

Our private clients had purchased a beautiful barn conversion in Fyfield, Essex, but were disappointed with the basic garden. What had been planted by developers was failing as the ground had been prepared poorly and the layout did not me...
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An Island Garden for a Moated Property in Ramsden Heath, Essex.

Our clients had embarked upon a major Grade 1 property restoration project for a moated home set in some 16 acres of countryside in Ramsden Heath, Essex. The moat had also been classified as an Ancient Monument by English Heritage and was...
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A Small Town House Garden in Grays, Essex.

This project in Grays, Essex perhaps shows best two things: Just how many of a clients dreams can be fitted into a space than is only 6 metres by 3 metres That even when everything has to be barrowed or carried through t...
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Gardens, Gates & Driveway for a Georgian Style Farmhouse.

A recently restored beautiful property in Fyfield, Essex, now needed attention to the garden. Interesting challenges were presented by a badly silted and unsightly ancient moat, a collapsed terrace and a poor asymmetrical driveway, but working wit...
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A Woodland Garden in Stock, Essex.

Clients had acquired additional land at the foot of their garden in Stock, Essex, which was quite heavily wooded with largely self-sown trees. It was hard to use and enjoy and all that they could foresee was a lot of labour in clearing up leaf lit...
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Formal Water Gardens for an Old Rectory in Marks Hall, Essex.

This beautiful property, set in some 16 acres of Essex Countryside in Marks Hall, Essex is owned by very keen gardeners. Immediately behind the property an Italian style garden had fallen into serious disrepair and, having agreed a revamp...
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Sensory Garden and Outdoor Classroom for a School in Leytonstone.

A school in Leytonstone had received special designation and funding and wanted to encourage a wide age range of their pupils to become more interested and involved in plants and wildlife – in fact, nature generally. We were asked to de...
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Formal Gardens for a Large Palladian Property in Great Cranfield.

The Project Managers for this newly built property in Great Cranfield, invited us to tender for implementing the formal gardens designed by others. Starting from a blank canvas, the landscape required major sculpting to meet the design re...
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New Planting for a Listed Village Property in Fyfield.

All hard landscaping having been completed by others, we were invited to develop planting schemes for both the front and rear gardens for this recently restored village house. After detailed discussions with our clients, we developed a ...
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Gardens Surrounding a Barn Conversion in Furneux Pelham, Herts.

This very attractive barn conversion in Furneux Pelham, Hertfordshire had not been landscaped and was almost a blank canvas. Change of ownership also meant changing needs from the garden, alongside the construction of a new swimming pool...
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Japanese Water Feature in Brentwood, Essex.

An elevated gazebo, with the garden falling away naturally below, lent itself well to the construction of this water feature in Brentwood, Essex. Having agreed the design with the client, the site was excavated until, after regular review...
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A Small Formal Garden for a Barn Conversion in Greensted.

The design for this small garden in Greensted contains many elements which include: A terrace in Walnut Travertine, low-level walling, a new lawn, planting beds, an arbour seat, hand-painted trellis and lighting. A less exciting, mostl...
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Medium Sized Garden for a Suburban Home in Buckhurst Hill.

The garden in Buckhurst Hill presented significant level challenges in design and implementation. To maximise the usable space, demanded retaining walls and significant changes to the old landscape. With our usual high standards of pre...
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Countryside – Trees, Coppicing and Ponds in Suffolk.

Restoring a natural pond tin Suffolk that has lacked attention for many years can be quite a challenge. As the pictures show, here we were dealing with fallen trees, others that had rooted in the floor of the pond, some that had been stre...
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Countryside – Hedgelaying in Nedging Tye, Suffolk.

The Hedgelaying in Suffolk pictures shows quite well the stages in the process and the remarkable transformation. Growth in subsequent years will now be dense, the hedge becoming a living fence and a perfect habitat for country wildlife....
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Countryside – Events for local communities in Fryerning.

Pictures from two of our recent events for local communities in Fryerning, Essex:
  • A team of volunteers preparing for their community ‘In Bloom’ competition
  • A group organised by local Young Farmers
In...
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Countryside – Ponds & Streams in Fryening.

A rather unsightly dry drainage ditch was resdesigned as a stream. The channel was resculpted and lined with Bentomat, dressed with rocks and pebbles. With faster and slower moving sections, and with later planting, the feature made fo...
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Semi-mature tree planting in Fyfield.

Our Client had cleared the site for a new build 'eco' property.

We planted two new semi-mature trees, an Oak and a Beech. Both trees were container grown and from a trusted supplier. The trees were planted - after a considerable amount ...

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Suburban Back Garden Project in Shenfield, Essex.

This was a project to transform a tired suburban back garden in Shenfield, Essex into a smart, more private entertaining area. This was achieved by replacing and enhancing the terrace area, replacing the old lawn with new turf, installing a 'hedge...
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Redesign of a Pretty Courtyard Garden in Dunmow, Essex.

The Clients had a small courtyard garden in Dunmow, Essex directly off the kitchen. The brief was to create an area for entertaining which was contemporary but also functional. We developed a design which was uncluttered but yet which still allowe...
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A New Terrace for a Suburban Garden in Ongar.

This Client was looking to upgrade her current back garden in Ongar, Essex to more suit her needs. A rather tired and time-worn concrete paved terrace and a lower lawn that constantly flooded. The client wanted to move towards lower maintenance wi...
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Large Contemporary Deck Project in Stock, Essex.

This Client had inherited an old deck in their garden in Stock, Essex which had clearly had its day! The deck had started to rot and become very unsafe with holes appearing and there was the serious possibility of somebody falling through the rotten ...
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Front & Rear Garden Makeover for a Large Urban Property in Billericay.

This striking property in Billericay, Essex was let down badly by poor past garden design choices and low-quality finishing products. Our client really liked the design ideas that would link the garden style to the house interior, giving a feeling...
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Garden for a Modern Property in the Essex Countryside.

Work in Progress!

This lovely modern property set in the heart of the Essex countryside, has the most beautiful outlook, but the garden closest to the house was looking old and tired.

After much deliberation – and even more ...

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Planting Large Trees for a Private Client in Essex.

At 50 centimetres girth, 8 metres in height and a rootball weighing in at close to 2 tonnes, a man and a barrow just wasn't quiet enough!

The client is thrilled with his trees from Barcham.

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Rear Garden Landscaping Project in Essex.

The Client wanted to revamp their well established garden and to give it a new, fresh look.

The old lawn was taken up and replaced with Rolawn Medallion Turf, a product which has won may awards for it's consistent quality.

A ne...

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New Laid Lawn in Hutton Mount, Shenfield, Essex.

‘Large new lawn nearing completion in Hutton Mount, Shenfield, Essex, laid on rootzone using Rolawn ‘Medallion’ Turf’...
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Installation of a Classic Pergola in Epping, Essex.

Classic Pergola Build and Installation in Epping, Essex Whilst we enjoy every one of our projects, it is always nice to be invited to do something ‘special’. A pergola on stone columns by Redwood Stone, with shaped Oak frame to cap, and set on...
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Artificial Lawn in Billericay, Essex.

Our customer Louise has a Welsh Collie and a smallish garden in Billericay, Essex. This very energetic dog that loves to dig had destroyed the old lawn. Mud in the house was a real problem and the garden looked a mess. Replacing the old lawn wi...
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New Resin Bound Permeable Driveway in Great Dunmow.

This project was to transform a tired and dilapidated old tarmac drive into a fresh and modern front garden.

The old driveway was removed, grass taken up and the wall dismantled, Th...

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