Welcome to our new blog! Here the landscapers' wife (Jo) will muse over her talented husband and reflect on all things (vaguely) connected to landscapes, landscaping, gardening and London.
Call it a lifestyle blog if you like, I'm going to try and stick to the theme but don't expect just reviews of current projects and sites we have been and conquered. Nope.
There will be smatterings of unabashed GLW promotion (what can I say? I'm proud of the Earth moving hunk and his skill-filled handsome team) and while we want to change the face of construction and challenge stereotypes about British builders, this is really me just taking an opportunity to muse over my life as a landscapers wife. The back to nature holidays as well as bars, restaurants, walks, talks, and artists all inspired by flora, fauna and the manmade world that interrupts their sprawling.
Richard, the brains and brawn behind the outfit, has been a landscaper in London for nearly all the years he has been here. Descending from the North in 2002. He cut his teeth in the luxury market working with OSD and subsequently founded Square Roots with Ashley (2009) before they decided to part ways and Ground Level Works was born.
Since then, we have been privileged enough to work with some incredible artists and architects, as well as working for numerous private clients and schools across London. Summer 2016 finds us working for a renowned designer for a top landscape journalist.
I'll take the opportunity now, to thank all those who have supported us so far, thrown us work in deep winter in the early days, and employed us for some cracking projects along the way.
Big shout out to the Ground Levellers and wider crew: notably Patrick, Nicholas, Dilan, Akos, James and Conrad and our friends over at Plants in Space.
You guys keep on trooping through heat waves, downpours and big freezes - it's an endurance and we are grateful (even if we are too shattered to say sometimes).
If you liked this, read it, or just wondered what the heck I am up to - give me a nudge -
Say hi - Jo @groundlevelworks.com
And if you want to write a feature blog and you can convince me of the tenuous link - the platform is yours.