These meetings can vary in topic.  Here’s some examples of when my consultations have been called upon…

Having a house extension?

Your house extension is going to be / in the process of being / has been built and you realise there’s an impact on the garden!

Planning / designing your garden yourself?

Don’t know where to start / how best to phase your planned changes? Lots of ideas, but need some focus on a vision? You need some screening and want to explore how to screen something?

Planning a garden party?

Need some wow factor?  Don’t know what’s good to keep in the garden and what to do to enhance it?

Does your garden lack shape and structure

Plants have grown out of control … “can’t see the wood for the trees“?  Need help identifying plants – which should stay or be moved?  Design ideas – including dealing with levels, structural planting for screening and privacy

Landscape contractors on site

Help! Building the garden is in progress and you don’t know how to resolve an issue that’s cropped up eg levels, planting, walls etc.

Other queries?

Maintenance including pruning; sourcing specific plants; planting advice

You may wish to carry out improvements over time to suit your budget and timescales.   I can help you to prioritise work in phases according to practicalities and seasonal needs of the plants.

I can also put you in touch with recommended contacts from my network which I have developed over a number of years.

How much does it cost?

Normally upto 2.5 hours is sufficient and costs €375 within a 10 mile radius of Ballina-Killaloe. Brief notes are provided by email with labelled photos where relevant. Should the meeting turn out to be shorter, a pro-rata fee will be charged.

Regular promotions are offered in February (10%) when you can take advantage of a discount.  See Facebook for these too.

For visits outside this area, travel expenses are taken into account, please enquire.

I can also provide garden design advice on an ongoing consultancy basis if that suits the project better.

Please contact me for further information and how I can help you.