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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Why Choose Porcelain Paving?

Why Choose Porcelain Paving?

Not only does it look beautiful but there are many benefits to using porcelain paving. Listed below are our 5 favourite things about this product. Durability Porcelain paving slabs aren’t as porous as other paving and absorb less than 0.5% of water. This means they are harder and more durable. Therefore porcelain is an ideal product for areas that receive high volumes of foot traffic. Low Maintenance As they don’t absorb water, porcelain slabs are really easy to clean. Water…

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Water Feature Ideas – Inspired by Nature

Water Feature Ideas – Inspired by Nature

In this part of our series on water features we draw inspiration from the natural world- ponds and waterfalls. Nature in all its beauty and power can form the most dramatic water features to the most tranquil and we try to draw inspiration from this in our many backyard creations. Here we take a look at natural water feature ideas. Ponds Ponds can be created to a size to exactly suit your space. Over the last Century over 70% of…

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Water Feature Ideas – Contemporary Style

Water Feature Ideas – Contemporary Style

In the final part of our water feature ideas series, we look at contemporary water features. These feature bring a modern twist to any garden design and the only limit is your imagination! Rain Curtains The Space Within Garden by Rae Wilkinson at RHS Chatsworth Flower Show features a stunning rain curtain, which can fit even in the tightest of spaces.  The use of Dove Grey Cobbles and Dove Grey Pebbles and the calming, cool colours add to the tranquility…

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Water Feature Ideas – Feature Stones

Water Feature Ideas – Feature Stones

Looking for water feature ideas for your garden? Creating your own backyard Zen needn’t be a massive undertaking and you don’t need a large space in which to implement a stunning water feature. Even the smallest of gardens can accommodate one and often it can actually make your garden look bigger! So if you want to sit and relax in your outdoor space, whilst listening to the soothing sound of water, read on for some inspiration. Slate Paddlestone Stacks These…

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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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How Big Is A Bulk Bag?

How Big Is A Bulk Bag?

Most bulk bags (also called dumpy bags, tonne bags and jumbo bags) sit around 80cm to 90cm high and around 75cm to 85cm wide. This is dependent on the weight of the product in it as the size can vary. Additionally bulk bags are often standing on a pallet which is normally around 1m by 1.2 metres wide with the pallet itself being around 9cm high. These sizes relate to a standard pallet. We only have to look outside our office…

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Wonderful wildlife garden at Hampton Court

Wonderful wildlife garden at Hampton Court

The stunning BBC Springwatch Garden 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. 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 of which provide a haven for wildlife. The idea behind…

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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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Going for Gold

Going for Gold

If you are looking to transform your garden with our products and want to take inspiration from a Gold Medal winning show garden then read on! This summer has seen many of our products used in gardens that have received gold at the UK’s top Flower Shows. Our blog will guide you through how these gardens used decorative aggregates to fantastic effect! Harrogate Flower Show Harrogate Flower show ran from the 25th to 28th April and we provided our Ebony…

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