When Continental Landscapes Ltd won the contract to maintain all green spaces managed by Wolverhampton Homes in 2009, the company called on Boningale Nurseries to supply all the planting.
Paul Duffy, Contract Manager at Continental Landscapes confirmed that when they first began the estate improvement projects there was a lot of work to do.
He said: “The 130,000m2 of Shrub beds had been poorly maintained in the past and had a 1960s-style planting scheme with over mature Pyracantha and Berberis that desperately needed to be updated. – the areas sorely needed modernising and enhancing. So, after discussing with the residents what they wanted to see, we turned to Boningale Nurseries to supply all the evergreens, shrubs and trees.”
This on-going regeneration project has seen the Albrighton-based nursery, one of UK’s leading horticultural specialists to the landscaping and amenity industry, supply hundreds of top quality plants and greens to Continental Landscapes.
Wolverhampton Homes manage over 23,000 properties on behalf of the city council and have received a positive reaction to the estate improvements.
“From the improvement surveys, we can see that there has been a year-on-year increase in tenant satisfaction,” says Paul. “We agree a scheme of planting with the tenants and source the right kinds of plants from Boningale. It’s critical the tenants are part of the process and have a choice on what they wish to see planted, it is important they get the kinds of plants they want to look out on.”
Boningale Nurseries, said: “Enhancing the environment with the right kinds of trees and shrubs can make a significant difference to a community’s open spaces, so it is gratifying to know that the tenants of Wolverhampton Homes are enjoying their new planted landscape.”
Paul added: “Working with Boningale Nurseries has been great for us. We get on very well with the team there and because they are right on our doorstep it’s very convenient especially when we need to order plants and collect them on the same day. They really do look after us.”