Martyn Gingell  B.Sc. M.Sc.

a Hampshire Garden Designer

Wildflower planting in a Hampshire garden designed by Martyn Gingell

Coronavirus

Please note that these thoughts and additional terms are subject to review, revision and/or addition at any time without prior notice.

Before contacting me, I request that you check (and refresh) this page for any updates, thank you.

20th April 2020:

From the week commencing 27th April I will once again have equipment available to enable me to take accurate garden levels, therefore removing that particular restriction on the work that I am currently able to undertake (refer to 8th April post below).

Repeating the remaining restrictions outlined below on 8th April, while I am still allowed to visit gardens belonging to potential clients provided social distancing is maintained, I will no longer be able to visit or design gardens where the only access is through the house or where any occupant of a house is currently exhibiting any signs of coronavirus.

During initial visits, if my clients wish to discuss anything privately we might have to use mobile phones rather than approaching close enough to talk quietly.

If you have any questions arising about the service please do contact me and I will try to answer as best I can at that time.

If you would prefer to use a remote design service as mentioned below (in my 26th March post), I now have a document available relating to this which I can e-mail to you if requested.

Thank you and keep safe,

Martyn Gingell.

 

8th April 2020:

Following study of the current advice regarding essential journeys in relation to work, it appears that I am still allowed to visit gardens belonging to potential clients provided social distancing is maintained. I should therefore be able to to provide something close to a full design service for many clients. However, there will be certain constraints. For example, I will no longer be able to visit or design gardens where the only access is through the house or where any occupant of a house is exhibiting any signs of coronavirus. In addition, if significant slopes or changes of level are involved, this might restrict the service I can offer as at present I am unable to hire the necessary equipment to accurately obtain level information.

During initial visits, if my clients wish to discuss anything privately we might have to use mobile phones rather than approaching close enough to talk quietly.

If you have any questions arising about the service please do contact me and I will try to answer as best I can at that time.

If you would prefer to use a remote design service as mentioned below, I now have a document available relating to this which I can e-mail to you if requested.

As I mentioned in my first post on the subject, I'm sure that we all look forward to a time when such measures are no longer required and urge you all to keep safe and follow all official advice.

Martyn Gingell.

 

26th March 2020:

It seems likely that the current situation regarding isolation will continue for some time. While I can therefore no longer provide the full design service that I have until now, I am keen to put something in place that will allow potential clients to at least make a start on the design process should they wish to.

Please bear in mind that this remote design process will be a prototype service, that it might prove challenging and will be subject to further change if I consider that it can either be improved or that the difficulties make it unworkable.

I reiterate that all communication and discussions will have to be carried out by telephone and e-mail rather than face to face and that for the time being I will not be visiting gardens.

After receiving an initial enquiry I intend to e-mail a list of points for your consideration together with a breakdown of information and photographs that I will require in order to provide a guideline cost for any design work. I regret that it could prove difficult to be precise about likely fees using this method but I will attempt to be as accurate as I can.

If a potential client wishes to proceed with a design I will then require additional information in order to start the process, which will be detailed at such time.

Please keep checking (and refreshing) this page for updates but in the meantime keep safe,

Martyn Gingell

 

 

Trellis screening a vegetable garden in Hampshire, designed by Martyn Gingell

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