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Slate Seating Area For Community Garden

Slate Seating Area For Community Garden

Our Blue Slate 20mm was used to create a slate seating area for a community garden. Members of the Dahlia Gardening Club use the Garden. They are a newly formed charity gardening club of over 60’s, living in Sheltered Accommodation blocks in Southampton. They wanted to create a slate seating area to improve their communal garden so residents can sit comfortably there. In warmer weather the area will also hold community and social events. The Project Julie from Dahlia Gardening…

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How To Design A Garden

How To Design A Garden

Winter is the best time to start preparing a re-design of your garden. By planning early you have a better chance of booking a garden designer and contractors if required. Additionally you will have time to organise your planting schedule. Do you need a garden designer? We recommend employing one if you have a large area to renovate or if you have very limited experience of gardening. Also if you have a complicated garden design in mind or would like…

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Luke’s Wildlife Garden

Luke’s Wildlife Garden

Climate change and the diminishing of wildlife species are of very real concern. Therefore we were delighted to hear from our customer Luke from GrowN22 C.I.C. He has designed a wildlife garden to fight both of these things. Luke is one of the founders of GrowN22. It is an organisation that was set up to transform disused and neglected spaces across Haringey into vibrant community gardens. He has used a variety of our decorative aggregates in this fantastic project. Luke’s…

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A Contemporary Evergreen Garden

A Contemporary Evergreen Garden

In the UK we hope to enjoy our garden all year round. Unfortunately the amount of rain, wind and generally miserable weather makes this difficult. However when we received pictures of this beautiful contemporary evergreen garden from our valued customer Lucy’s Garden, it made us want to brave the elements in order to enjoy it! Lucy’s client has a stunning new home in Norfolk and wanted her to bring some class to their front garden. Although the boarder was relatively…

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Small Garden Design Ideas

Small Garden Design Ideas

If you’ve only got a small one, showing it to people can be embarrassing. Mortifying, even. Especially if they look it up and down, offer a weak smile and say ‘Yeah, yeah it’s nice,’ then go home smirking. The question is: how can you impress with something so small? How do you stop people laughing at it? It’s true – impressing with a small garden (yes, garden) can be difficult. Especially when every gardening magazine assumes you have the space…

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Wonderful wildlife garden at Hampton Court

Wonderful wildlife garden at Hampton Court

This stunning wildlife garden was called the BBC Springwatch Garden. It featured at RHS Hampton Court Flower Show 2019 was designed by award winning garden designer Jo Thompson alongside wildlife writer Kate Bradbury. It was chock full of ideas on how people can make their gardens more wildlife friendly. The 3 Gardens Created as a feature garden for the show, it highlights the issue of the decline in the UK’s wildlife. There are 3 separate gardens depicted within it, all…

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Inspiration from Chatsworth Flower Show

Inspiration from Chatsworth Flower Show

Chatsworth Flower Show is right on our doorstep and we have enjoyed visiting it since it started 3 years ago. Unsurprisingly Chatsworth Flower Show 2019 was no exception. The show gardens were very impressive, and it delighted us to see most of them using decorative aggregates within the design. Our blog will guide you through our favourite gardens and the products that were featured within them. The Wedgwood Garden We donated our Goldpath self-binding gravel to the Gold medal winning…

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The Gardens at Hampton Court Flower Show 2019

The Gardens at Hampton Court Flower Show 2019

We were lucky enough to visit the gardens at Hampton Court Flower Show 2019. The show is set against the stunning back drop of the Hampton Court Palace and its gardens and is one of the best-loved horticultural events in the UK. This year featured an abundance of inspirational show gardens, most of which included decorative stone. BBC Springwatch Garden We donated our Cotswold Chippings into the BBC Springwatch Garden which was designed as a feature garden by Jo Thompson…

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A Look at RHS Tatton Park Flower Show 2019

A Look at RHS Tatton Park Flower Show 2019

We visited Tatton Park Flower show 2019 at which there were some excellent gardens to enjoy and be inspired by. Lets take a look at a few! The Phytosanctuary Garden Designer – Kristian Reay Builder – Steven Foxcroft Landscapes Award – Gold Medal Winner A stunning Young Designer Garden to see is The Phytosanctuary Garden, Designed by Kristian Reay, 27 from Somerset. This garden picked up a most deserving Gold medal. Utilising this season’s key colour trend with the placement…

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RHS Chatsworth Show Garden Diaries: The Design

RHS Chatsworth Show Garden Diaries: The Design

We’ve been really lucky to see behind the scenes at the RHS Chatsworth Flower Show 2019 as we supported the Wedgwood Garden designed by Jamie Butterworth. In the RHS Chatsworth Show Garden Diaries you can see how a show garden is created. We take you through the journey from initial design to judging day. This post is part 1 of our RHS Chatsworth Diaries and it’s all about designing the Wedgwood show garden. Where The Design Starts Jamie Butterworth first…

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