When I say I’m flipping marvellous, it is a little tongue in cheek. But don’t believe me – just see what my clients say.
“Just a quick note to thank you very much again for designing our garden. It is still in full bloom, as you can see below.
The plants got off to a bad start when some sheep got into the garden over winter and had a nibble on the evergreens. Luckily the evergreens survived, even if they were a little misshapen. We survived the dry summer with some judicious hosepipe watering.
The plants really have given us a terrific show of colour right through the spring and summer. The stars of the show have been the teucrium and the herbs.
The girls have really enjoyed playing in the garden this summer. It's worked really well for us as I've been able to weed while watching over them playing. I've just been to the garden centre this weekend due a few top ups in the end of season sales, and I've saved some well rotted manure to go on again this autumn.
Elizabeth J. Stone. Sep 2017
Lee/Joyce - thanks to you and all your teams for transforming our gardens. You are extremely professional, nothing was too much trouble and we are delighted with the results - keep up the good work.
Mark Wheatley, June 2017
Just wanted to drop you an email to thank you for all your help and expertise with our garden. It looks fantastic and we are over the moon with the plants. Thank you. Steve Bowman, Aug 2017
Thought you might like to see how it now looks with some growth. We're enjoying it greatly.
Many thanks again.
Jean and Steve. July 2017
Thanks for all your help, our garden is now a joy and a pleasure to sit in and admire (and drink a glass or 2 of vino!), which is exactly what we wanted and the exact opposite of what I felt when we first moved in!. You must come over and share a glass once the plants are more established so you can see the fruits of your creativity J
Inez and Pete, Barton under Needwood, April 2017
Hope you are well and enjoying the sunshine (in between showers).
I just wanted to drop you a note to say thank you so much for our garden, we've used it so much. Loving seeing everything springing into life and settling in. It's given us so much extra space and we're enjoying every minute of it. You must pop round for a glass of something and enjoy our new view.
See you soon
Katherine and Darren x
Chorley. April 2017
Borders at front of house and compost border completed and planted - both look v good with a lovely mix of colours!
Thanks for all your help. Couldn't have done it without you!
Judith Poulteney. April 2017
Yes we are really excited about the plants/trees and cant wait for them to grow and become the 'things of beauty' they are! 😁. Carl is on strict watering duty at the moment. We agree it has been a pleasure and I am so glad you did the garden design and planting for us, it has been a pleasure and you have made it really enjoyable so thanks for that.
Michelle and Carl. March 2017
2016 and earlier
I looked at the website of various 'local' designers and could split them into different categories - The hard core 'show garden' specialists who were obviously very proud of their achievements and rightly so. Then the guys who come and dig your garden up and put down lots of hard structures/features and finally the designers who are all about the garden, the environment/nature and who showed an empathy with what we were looking to do. Your profile came across very strongly in this third category
Mike Cole, Director Michelin Ltd, Stoke on Trent. Autumn 2016
Dear Joyce and Thomas
Thank you for your hard work and skills in giving us a fabulous garden. As you can see, the water feature is in place and all the planting is done. We look forward to seeing it mature over the years.
Please feel free to use any of the attached photos in your respective portfolios.
Thank you again
Paddy & Lesley. June 2016
Just a quick one to say the garden is spectacular this year and we are thoroughly enjoying it. Growth and blooms have been excellent, so thank you so much for your skill and work.
Steve. July 2016
Joyce designed and created superb frontages for us at Norfolk House School and Nursery. She combines a deep knowledge of her subject with a great passion for it. She and her team are highly professional and a genuine pleasure to deal with. Working to a tight schedule over the school’s half term break, they completed the extensive refurbishment of our flowerbeds, which involved a great deal of work beneath the soil as well as above it, exactly as planned. We now have some stunning plants and shrubs growing in our gardens which are a delight to the children and all our visitors. Also, the fact that they have been carefully selected according to our particular requirements means that they are here to stay. Detailed, written advice from Joyce about how to look after them in all respects was most welcome, and is but one example of how bespoke Joyce’s service is. We would unhesitatingly recommend her to anyone who wishes to have their garden designed, laid out and planted to the highest standards.
Jonathan Challinor. June 2016
– thank you again.
We had a lovely weekend sitting in the garden – moving the sprinkler round once every couple of hours; beer in hand!
Thanks again – it looks beautiful – will be in touch for phase 2!
Fiona. The Old Vicarage, Hammerwich. May 2016
We've just got in from work and seen the finished project and we're so happy with it!
You and the boys have done a brilliant job and if you could pass our gratitude onto them that would be appreciated.
Looking forward to a nice summer sat outside (with the bees) and admiring your teams handy work!
Speak to you soon
Jonny & Claire
We wanted to send our thanks to you and your team following completion of the front garden at College Farm.
The creative ideas you provided during the consultation period has resulted in a garden that has transformed the frontage of our property beyond our expectations, and we would have no hesitation in recommending you and your team to any of your potential new customers.
Kind regards and thanks again for everything.
Gary and Jayne
Joyce I would just like to say a huge thank you to you and your team for the work you carried out in my garden.
You were right on brief with the climbing display to cover the walkway (once established) and the tree which you removed not only can you hardly tell it was ever there as the repair to lawn is perfect the extra light now flooding through the house is amazing.
Your team were prompt, professional and very tidy an absolute credit to you and the business I would recommend Joyce Bullock Garden Design in a heartbeat and will definitely be in touch when work is required on any of our properties.
Our well-established garden was in need of an update and I called in Joyce to come and have a look at it and give us some ideas as to how we could improve some of the beds. Joyce is very knowledgeable so it was a fairly quick process for her to come up with suggestions. A nice morning was spent at the nursery choosing plants, and a very productive few hours planting them up together when they were delivered. All very easy and enjoyable (apart from carting the half tonne of mushroom compost from front garden to back garden!). If you need a garden revamp, I would certainly get Joyce in! Lovely lady and lovely results!
Pam & Phil Beale, Lichfield, Sep 2014
We sought the expertise of Joyce to revamp our garden which was a myriad of mis-matching plants & it’s fair share of weeds! After a detailed consultation to find out the type of garden that we were looking for & the planting style that appealed we spent a morning at a nursery selecting an array of suitable plants. Joyce’s knowledge of plants to fulfil our criteria of ‘hardy, low maintenance, good value & in keeping with the theme of an ‘English cottage garden’ was superb. I was kept ‘on track’ as my mind began to wonder and without Joyce’s knowledge I know I would have been disappointed & spent money on plants that just wouldn’t have survived in our garden.
After a day of planting out our prized plants I am thrilled with the result - I have a greater knowledge and appreciation of the plants in the garden which enables me to look after it far better and really be able to enjoy it. I look forward to working alongside Joyce in the forthcoming year to build on what we have created & would thoroughly recommend her services.
Clare Tetley, owner of Seasoned Cookery School, Catton Hall. Sep 2014
Just a quick one to say thanks for all your help. We planted everything on Saturday and are really pleased with how the bed looks. Best wishes,
Jenny Lewis 16/09/14
Some photos as promised. This was early July so quite a lot has changed since then and Jane thinks I should send some up to date photos. Inevitably there are rather more plants in the garden and everything is covered in bark.
We both want to thank you for the design and sharing of ideas throughout the process. Your design has transformed the garden into something that gives us immense pleasure. It really has made a huge difference to our enjoyment of being in the garden and seeing it from inside the house. We certainly use it far more than we did the old one.
I will send some current photos as soon as I get chance but hope these will do for now.
All best wishes for your new venture.
Kind regards, Tony and Jane, Solihull. August 2014
Many thanks for your lovely garden design. It has been transformed from nothing to a beautiful garden with lots of bees, butterflies and birds. We are delighted with it - thank you again!
J&P Allan. Lichfield. Mar 2014
Hope you are well and keeping busy in the current climate. I just wanted to thank you for the garden design you have done for us at Fairview. It is smashing, just the job. Not having been previously involved in professional garden design Pauline and I had some reservations that it would be a worthwhile exercise. However, having gone through the process with you we are both convinced that the end result is far and away superior to anything we could have created ourselves. It was a joy working with you from concept to completion of the design, your professional knowledge, insights and flair certainly impressed and made it a value added exercise So once again thank you very much, and thanks also for the list of material suggestions and suppliers names this will be invaluable for the execution of the work.
Chris and Pauline Quinn
Lovely to hear from you after this long time. We loved your garden design on paper and to see it now transformed into our garden which we've thoroughly enjoyed while establishing itself over the last three years. What is more, everyone who comes to visit us always makes a bee-line for the garden to see what's new.
It ticked all our boxes - low maintenance, clever use of angles and spaces in the design to make the garden appear larger and a great patio area to entertain friends and enjoy a glass of wine. We've attached few photos so that you too can see its transformation. It was well worth the investment to have the garden professionally designed by you!
Let us know how you get on with the London project and if there's any chance of some complimentary facials. If there's anything else you need please get in touch.
Penny & Lyndley
Joyce Bullock is a landscape gardener who is a pleasure to work with. She has a good knowledge of plants and a keen eye for the design of a garden. We asked her to design a patio area to the front of a new conservatory. Her ideas, use of materials and plant choice have given new life to an under used area of our garden. We would certainly recommend her to anybody for whatever size of garden project they were considering.
Mike & Liz Williams
Colton Village Hall, Wedding Garden.
The village hall was very pleased with the outcome of our re-landscaping and we have no hesitation in writing a testimonial for you (attached). If at any time you want to take pictures for marketing purposes you are very welcome.
In a month to 6 weeks' time we are installing a bench in the garden in memory of a former member of our committee, Rod Williams, who died last year. At that point we shall consider the garden finished, though it is already looking good.
I just wanted to drop you a line to say thank you for providing me with such a wonderful garden, it really completes my home. The communication and reliability throughout has been great and everyone has done what they said they were going to do. Tom and his men were lovely people and a joy to have around, they were very friendly and trustworthy and it was nice to hear men being able to talk and enjoy their work without being rude and swearing.
The quality of the work is fantastic, not just the physical workmanship but the obvious thought and preparation that has gone into the job at the beginning to make the garden right for me and right for the conditions and location. The plants are specially selected for our soil type and low maintenance as we requested. The plan of what each plant is that you did for me was a great help too. It is obvious that you like to go the extra mile which is why my garden looks extra special, thank you.
Joyce Bullock has designed a landscape for our renovated barn which was accepted by the Borough Council. She has also completed a very successful garden makeover for our present garden prior to selling the house. All her work has been carried out efficiently and on time and we would highly recommend her to anyone requiring landscaping and or a garden makeover.
Dr and Mrs Lamb
What an interesting lesson this morning. I like the way you keep us all in check and focussed but let us have our say on things and get general discussion going. I hope Lucy was as impressed with you, as we all are.
Glenda, attended of one of the workshops.
Just a quick note to place on record my sincere thanks for the beautiful garden Joyce Bullock Garden Design has given me.
As you’re aware, I had become somewhat embarrassed with the state of my old garden, but thanks to your expertise I now have a garden to be proud of once again.
I’m no kind of gardening expert, as you know, so I was delighted for your invaluable suggestions and your ability to interpret what would work best for my needs. The end result more than lived up to my expectations and I am looking forward to watching my garden reach full maturity.
Your helpful and friendly attitude made the whole experience very pleasant and I look forward to your continuing help in keeping my garden looking as nice as it is now.
Please feel free to show this letter to any future prospective customers as I would have no hesitation in recommending your services.
Best wishes to you and the company for the future.
With grateful thanks
I write offering my support for the work which (Joyce Bullock Garden Design) has offered to West Hill Primary School, Hednesford, Staffordshire.
After securing financial support through National Lottery’s ‘Big Lottery Fund’, we employed Joyce bullock Garden Design to design an appropriate ‘Eco-School Garden’ featuring ‘allotments’ for our pupils, ‘Quiet grassy areas’, ‘Seating areas’ , ‘Safe Water Feature’ and ‘Wild Flower area’.
We were impressed with their understanding and prompt attention. Within only a few days, proposed designs had been created and planting specifications proposed.
Joyce, even accompanied members of staff to a plant Nursery in order to identify and select particular specimen plants.
Joyce Bullock Garden Design communicated with our contracted Landscape Garden team and expectations and agreed timescales were shared. Monitoring of the project was ongoing and the final result has been a superb multi-sensory garden which our pupils use on a daily basis. Teams of pupils grow, tend to and have harvested produce from their allotments and children relish the opportunity of using the Eco-Garden on a daily basis.
We are grateful to Joyce Bullock Garden Design for their co-operation, attention to detail and professional approach in undertaking the project with us.
West Hill Primary School
A friend recommended that we contact Joyce Bullock Garden Design as they had been completely satisfied with the design of their garden and the service provided.
On our first meeting with Joyce it was obvious she was more than just a garden designer, she would soon become a friend as well. It was quite evident from this first meeting that time was not an issue, however long it took to get the right design for us, Joyce was with us all the way.
The final design was a joint effort of our requirements and Joyce’s experience; it looks great!
Joyce recommended Woodyatt Construction Ltd, who we found to be friendly and professional but willing to be adaptable as the project progressed. We were kept informed at all times regarding issues which arose with the garden and Joyce continued to visit to monitor progress.
We are delighted with the garden as we now feel that we have an extra room on the house, we just cannot wait to enjoy the garden throughout the forthcoming seasons.
Linda, Bob and Sian.
I knew as soon as I met Joyce that I wanted Joyce Bullock Garden Design to carry out the redesign of my garden. She was very enthusiastic about the project and my plans for the space. She came up with some great ideas and when I saw the final plan I was blown away – she’d really listened to what I’d said and had added some extra touches that were very personal to me. The finished garden is fantastic, better than I ever imagined and everyone who sees it just loves it.