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Combining Paving with Decorative Gravel and Stones

Combining Paving with Decorative Gravel and Stones

When designing your patio or garden path, remember that there are no hard-and-fast rules about using just one material type in a particular area. Combining paving with decorative gravel and stones is a fantastic way to create a unique and cost-effective finish to your garden. Here we are going to look at some things to consider when linking together paving slabs with other gravels or stones. Left: The use of blue slate with grey paving slabs perfectly complements each other…

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Labyrinth Garden

Labyrinth Garden

A labyrinth is not a maze or a puzzle to be solved but a path of meaning to be experienced… Naturally we were very intrigued when our customer Rev Ian Robinson told us he has used our aggregates to create a labyrinth garden. Our minds immediately went to the 1986 film starring David Bowie with ‘interesting’ hair! However, for over 3000 years labyrinths were used by many different cultures and religions. They are found, for example on Greek pots and…

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Georgia Lindsay Garden Design – The Sculpture Garden

Georgia Lindsay Garden Design – The Sculpture Garden

It’s not everyday you get to design a garden for celebrities. However when Georgia Lindsay found she had comedian/presenter and super stylish fashion model clients, she knew she was going to have a garden brimming with personality. And just like that The Sculpture Garden was born. Joel Dommett and Hannah Cooper had requested a chilled vibe within their outside space and we certainly think Georgia delivered. We interviewed Georgia to find out more about this incredible project. What was the…

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The Future of Sustainable Gardens

The Future of Sustainable Gardens

As scientists and environmentalists continue to warn us about the problems that our emissions are having on our planet, we look to make more eco-friendly and sustainable choices to try and combat this for our future. What better way to start giving back to mother nature, than by making our gardens less reliant on the man-made and artificial? Here are some of the most effective ways to start making a difference, even if you don’t have the greenest of fingers…

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Lost Habitat® – Wildlife Pond

Lost Habitat® – Wildlife Pond

As their name suggests, Lost Habitat® specialise in restoring, conserving and maintaining natural habitats. Developing a stunning wildlife pond is just one of the range of services they offer. All their services are designed to enhance ecosystems and protect biodiversity. Located in Devon, Lost Habitat® value working with nature to encourage wildlife into their clients outside spaces. The Brief As the garden was overlooking an estuary, a pond was required that would encourage wildlife into the garden. As well as…

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Yorkshire Aquascapes – Medium Pondless Waterfall & Gravel Garden

Yorkshire Aquascapes – Medium Pondless Waterfall & Gravel Garden

Yorkshire Aquascapes spent 3 days transforming a blank area of lawn into a beautiful 5m long Medium Pondless waterfall with stunning gravel garden. The Design This Medium Pondless waterfall project was inspired by nature. Natural streams, brooks and waterfalls are mimicked using rockery, pebbles and planting. The idea of a gravel garden appealed to the customer as they wanted a low-maintenance space with high impact. Luckily for Yorkshire Aquascapes the clients trusted them 100%. This meant they were given complete…

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BBC Gardeners’ World – APL Avenue

BBC Gardeners’ World – APL Avenue

Julianne from Chasing Arcadia Design approached us on Instagram. She asked us to support the garden she had designed for BBC Gardeners’ World Live. The Sea Garden The garden was part of the APL Avenue and called the Sea Garden. This avenue featured four incredible gardens that were all designed and built by members of the Association of Professional Landscapers. The theme for the gardens was A very British Affair. Each garden was created to a typical back garden size….

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Reuben’s Landscapes – Club Tropicana

Reuben’s Landscapes – Club Tropicana

Club Tropicana is a bold and beautiful low maintenance garden. Our customer Reuben’s Landscape Design Ltd, created it in just 12 weeks. Reubens Landscapes are a family run business who have earned a reputation for being dependable, efficient and professional. They offer a range of landscaping services in and around the Suffolk area. The Design The previous garden was mainly grass with a few patio slabs and pebbles edging the lawn so the clients wanted a complete revamp. The brief therefore…

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RHS Tatton – Young Designer of The Year 2021

RHS Tatton – Young Designer of The Year 2021

The RHS Tatton Park Flower Show 2021 is going ahead as planned! We are very excited to be involved this year. The show runs from the 21st to the 25th of July and we are especially looking forward to the RHS Young Designer of the Year 2021 Competition as we are supporting two of the finalists. In its twelfth year, the competition gives ambitious garden designers under the age of 28 a chance to kick-start their careers. Each year the…

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Malcolm’s Rockery Garden

Malcolm’s Rockery Garden

Whilst sitting drinking his mug of tea one morning, our customer Malcolm was looking out over his pretty much non-existent lawn. Over the past two summers his grass had been eaten by leather jackets (daddy long legs larvae) and he knew something had to be done. Suddenly Malcolm had a vision. He pictured a beautiful rockery garden made up from a series of small rockeries featuring a variety of plants. He also imagined winding gravel paths weaving through the garden…

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