25 October 2010

New Job, New Blog!

If you are here for the first time, welcome to my new Blog!! This will be the place where writing about my projects, thoughts and everything else related with my garden design business. I hope you like it and participate with your comments. If you are reading this for the second time though, sorry for that, but you know how all this works, so thank you as well for visiting.

Well here we are, about to start a new month and with some very good news to talk about. The first and of course, the most important one is that since last Wednesday I am officially employed again and working with a former student of the OCGD. Being now one the most well-known and recognized garden designers in London, Charlotte Rowe has offered me the opportunity to work at her practice 2 days a week but with the real possibility to increase these to 3 or 4 days a week once 2011 arrives.

I can not deny this is a very good way to push myself into the garden design business, as that will add more design experience to my "construction & management" knowledge and at the same time, will give me some more time during the week to work on my own projects. First week was good, starting a design for a new roof terrace and preparing some SketchUp views to show the client this week but obviously, more to come once I settle myself into this role.

And talking about my own projects, the evolution of the works at the Fulham Community Garden at Fulham Palace Road has good pace. Some more volunteers came last Wednesday and kept going with the clearance of old greenery, digging all roots over and leaving the area almost ready to apply new compost and manure next week. Yes, and that is more good news, we have got already fundings for the purchase of all the compost plus half of the plants needed, thanks to a couple of businesses nearby and some other individuals (either living or working in the area) that have given funds towards the project. Still a little bit more to raise though so again, if you feel you would like to help, please get in touch with me.


  1. Luis, many congratulations on your news! I am a HUGE fan of Charlotte's work and am very jealous indeed...Keep us all posted on how you get on.

    Best wishes,


  2. Thank you Tracy!
    I'm really excited as well, so yes, will definitely try to learn as much as possible and let you all know about the experience.


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