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Roger’s Diary – Commercial Sector

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Keeping up with the Jones’s and busy Jane’s prolific blogging!

Myjob as MD is to see the balance is kept between our private sector work and our very crediblecommercial Department. I used to be paranoid about keeping these two departments separate but when you look at it – what is the difference? For instance,the private sector work can carry to over 100 K where as a British Heritage project such as Grey Friars Tower in Kings Lynncan be a few hundred thousand pound project with even more detailed planting and intricate hard landscaping than some in the private sector. Then there are cross- over projects such as the garden at Milton Road Primary School Cambridge which would be classed as commercial but bossy Jane from our design department in the private sector got totally involved and provided the planting design for their world inspired courtyard garden. Jane chose historic plants from different cultures and countries that feature in the school’s curriculum so that the children could get a feel for what plants different culture’s and historical times used.

But getting away from plant’s and all things landscaping – Principal Designer Steve’s wife has produced a healthy and well mannered baby boy called Benjamin who postponed his arrival just long enough so that his Dad could be introduced to Prince Charles at Sandringham Flower show last week. Benjamin seems to be just like his Dad – at only 2 hours old his hair was already down to the lobe of his ears!

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