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North Chailey

New Housing Estate

New Housing Estate

This new garden was completely water-logged when we carried out the initial survey. We've installed land drains to help the garden, which has been built by the developer over a solid clay pan, compacted by the building works. Planting will make a big difference to the final landscape – watch this space – but privacy from the neighbouring houses has been addressed with trellis panels surrounding the terrace, soon to be covered with scented jasmine. Multi-stemmed silver birch trees cover the key windows, without taking light from the garden. Oak sleepers have addressed the levels. We shall plant this up in March and post more photos then by which time the trees will have come into leaf. In the autumn we shall return to plant 500 tulips too. From building site to garden. All in three weeks.

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