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How To Design Your Garden

How To Design Your 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. A garden designer can take a lot of the stress out of the…

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How To Use Slate In Your Garden

How To Use Slate In Your Garden

If you are looking for a versatile, low maintenance landscaping product then slate could be your answer. A wide range of slate stone products are available including Slate Chippings, Paddlestones, Mini Mulch, Rockery, Monoliths and Feature Stones. As slate is a recycled product it is also more environmentally friendly than most aggregates. We offer slate products in 5 stunning colour tones, Blue, Plum, Green, Charcoal and Rustic, ensuring you will find something to suit every garden design. Slate Ideas Pathways…

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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. who is working 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. As a gardener he specialises in wildlife and rockery style gardens. It has been through his work…

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A Contemporary Evergreen Garden

A Contemporary Evergreen Garden

Being able to enjoy your garden all year round is something the majority of us in the UK hope for. Unfortunately the amount of rain, wind and generally miserable weather makes this difficult. However when we received pictures of this beautiful 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 contemporary class to…

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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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Aura’s Contemporary Garden Transformation

Aura’s Contemporary Garden Transformation

Based in Clacton-on-Sea, Aura Garden Design create innovative and original gardens. They ensure their projects are practical and look spectacular! Aura sent us both pictures and a video of a modern garden transformation they undertook. This was because our Duck Egg Pebbles 30-50mm were used and it was a real treat to see the stunning results. Their brief was to create a contemporary, family friendly garden with four different zones – relaxing, entertaining, cooking and playing. The relatively small garden…

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Inspiration from Chatsworth Flower Show

Inspiration from Chatsworth Flower Show

We are very fortunate to have the Chatsworth Flower Show right on our doorstep and have enjoyed visiting it since it started 3 years ago. This year we were very impressed with the show gardens and delighted to see most of them using aggregates within the design. Our blog guides 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 Wedgwood Garden. It…

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The Manchester Garden

The Manchester Garden

We take a look at The Manchester Garden at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show. It was designed by Exterior Architecture and honours the great city’s past, present and future. As Manchester was at the heart of the industrial revolution it developed very quickly which left very little green space. The garden was created to illustrate their desire to be at the forefront of urban planting and celebrates the ethos of green spaces such as Angel Meadows. There were 10 trees…

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City Escapes Garden wins three awards at Royal Norfolk Show

City Escapes Garden wins three awards at Royal Norfolk Show

In June this year we supported Lucy Belsey in her City Escapes garden at the Royal Norfolk Show. We were pleased to donate Silver Grey Pebbles and Cobbles to the project which was awarded an incredible Gold Medal, Best in Show and the Visitor Vote. We love hearing about the process that landscape designers go through to create such beautiful spaces so we asked Lucy some questions about her City Escapes garden. What were the key elements of the City…

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The Gardens at Hampton Court Flower Show

The Gardens at Hampton Court Flower Show

Set against the stunning back drop of the Hampton Court Palace and its gardens, the flower show is one of the best-loved horticultural events in the UK. We were lucky enough to visit the show this year and see the abundance of inspirational show gardens, most of which featured 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 alongside wildlife writer Kate Bradbury. The…

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