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Plant sizes

All plants are selected from quality independent nursery/trade suppliers, from large growing areas, not open to the public.



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Garden Renewal Project Expertise - For Garden Design East Sussex



Plants are supplied in a range of pot sizes including 9cm, 13cm, 2 litre, 3 litre and up to 5 litres (trees larger). These sized healthy plants grow very well, establish more easily and often out-perform far more expensive plants, sold in larger pots. All plant sizes are specified


By not planting too closely on day one plants are given room to flourish and not die off due to overplanting.


Planting is carried out in the optimum months for assuring best plant establishment. Key planting times: early and late Spring as well as Autumn and early Winter. Trees planted Winter, any time the ground is not frozen. The appropriate compost mix for good root development is also used.

All work is undertaken in a safe and competent manner. All gardens are always left clean and tidy. Fully insured £2 million public liability cover.

Since 2008, fully qualified, Kate, a Soft Landscaping Specialist has been transforming beds and borders for mainly Sussex and Kent clients with her horticultural expertise in perennials, shrubs and roses. Clients call on her professional skills and pragmatic approach when an overhaul is required to breathe new life into a whole garden. Kate specialises in planning the scheme, sourcing the plants from a network of trusted trade suppliers, delivering, laying out and planting.


All schemes are designed for all year round interest, take all garden aspects into account and importantly the full wishes of the customer. Every scheme has plants with a long seasonal interest.

Experienced in working with scaled architects plans.


Planting schemes recreated from magazine photographs, photographs of show gardens and favourite gardens open to the public can be executed.

Clients receive an informative email plant listings document with multiple photographs of the plants recommended. This is more efficient than Computer Aided Designs (CAD) and pretty watercolour visuals. The email listing gives an excellent idea of the overall look of the future scheme and saves considerable time.


Detailed scaled working plans and plant listings are drawn up for Kate's use to order the plants and for laying out the scheme.


Design work is dovetailed to accommodate existing planting when appropriate. Where necessary and where possible existing plants are moved, re-moved, divided, pruned and rejuvenated.

BAHons MCIHort CMTGG RHS Level 2

Sussex Nursery Background & Professional Gardener

Member  Chartered Institute of Horticulture 

Member & Consultant Member The Gardeners Guild


Planting Specifications

© Copyright 2022 Kate Sippetts

Garden Design Studio, Newick,

East Sussex, BN8 4SB

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