Garden landscaping testimonials

BlueFish has built a reputation based on quality garden landscaping, construction and maintenance work, exceptional customer service and reliable, well planned execution of project plans.

Nothing is more important to BlueFish than our customers. We work really hard to assure that all customers are as happy with our work as is humanly possible and whether we are working independently or as part of a team , we make sure that we work hard, are diligent, methodical, friendly, and that our work meets both our customers and our own high standards.

James is an excellent landscape contractor. From initial setting out to the beautifully finished job, James’s experience and attention to detail is evident.. He thinks problems through carefully and works methodically. He is particularly skilled with intricate, detailed brick and stone work and hard landscaping. I would highly recommend him.

Mrs. J. Jardine (Garden Designer)

Thank you and Graham and all the team at BlueFish for having done such a wonderful job transforming the walled garden. We are so delighted with it and everyone agrees that it is now a more ‘inviting’ space which fits in so much better with the garden as a whole. Your hard work and efficiency in getting the job done and tidied up within the agreed timescale was much appreciated as was your sensitivity to our budget!

Mr. & Mrs. H. Harris-Hughes

Jamie Fish completed 2 separate patios for us in Spring 2008. We found him to be exceptionally hard working and were thrilled with his workmanship and the final outcome. The design and brickwork is of the highest quality and looks just as good 2 years on. We would highly recommend him to anyone looking to have their garden landscaped.

Mr. & Mrs. I. Ellis

BlueFish recently undertook a hard landscaping project at our home. They carried out their work in a professional manner. We found them to be efficient, skillful with outstanding attention to detail. They were very cooperative when asked to carry out additional work. They also worked in a clean, tidy and methodical manner. The quality of their work is outstanding and we were really delighted with the end results. We have no hesitation in recommending their work and we would definitely use them again!

Mrs. M. Mulhern

James initially worked on my garden under contract with Graham Mansell and then later took responsibility for the contracts and Graham worked for James. I have a traditional garden with the following

  • A knot garden planted with roses
  • Rose planted oak posts, circular iron hoops and swags
  • A formal circular pond with retaining stone walls and raised beds
  • Circular steps with a central feature sun burst using tile on edge
  • York paving and herringbone brick work
  • A high retaining bank with terracing, dry stone walls,steps and pathways
  • Lawns with flower beds

We are grade II listed, with both the house and the gardens being completed in the vernacular style using elements from Lutyens and Jekyll . Getting traditional craftsmen who can produce work to such a high standard is not easy. I have had other works done on other parts of the property and whilst they are generally well done they do not meet with the exacting standards produced by James, Graham and other craftsmen under contract and certainly not as quickly. Some of the hard landscape design work was done by Michael Edwards Architect, the garden design was done by Joy Jardine. However it took with the experience of Graham and James et al to actually fit it all together and make it work. They also planted up the beds and lawn, all of which have been very successful. The speed with which they work and the high standard is exceptional. They are neat and tidy, they do not impose, and are are full of suggestions to improve or resolve design issues. I am very happy with the works done and have called them back twice to get new projects completed. It is not easy to find contractors who have the traditional skills and who can build for the long term.

I have had various people visit the garden to view elements of the garden design on behalf of the architect, and I would be happy to show the quality of the workmanship. It is impressive and the garden already looks like it was build years ago. It is beautiful and works well with the tile hung house.

Mrs. K. Ware