Slate Seating Area For Community Garden

Slate Seating Area For Community Garden

Our Blue Slate 20mm was recently used to create a slate seating area for a community garden. The garden is used by members of the Dahlia Gardening Club. 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. Julie from Dahlia…

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How To Choose Paving

How To Choose Paving

Are you wondering how to choose paving for that new patio you are finally getting around to creating, or for the old patio that needs updating? It may seem a very daunting task selecting the perfect patio slabs for your project. However, we aim to take some of the mystery out of shopping for your new patio stone, so you can pick the perfect patio slabs for you! How to choose the right colour You should always consider your surrounding…

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Designing A Modern Garden

Designing A Modern Garden

From balcony gardens in the city to countryside garden grounds, designing a modern garden is becoming increasingly popular among UK households. Due to its simplicity and functionality, this style is an ideal option for gardens of any shape or size. This blog will round up some of the most sought after features of this contemporary trend. Designing a modern garden doesn’t necessarily mean you have to select a particular colour scheme. This is because trends in colour tones are constantly…

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How To Build A Rockery

How To Build A Rockery

Are you wondering how to build a rockery? Here we are going to consider what you need to build one! Late winter through to early spring is the best time to build a rockery. This is because the ground is usually wet. However, you can do this at any time of year, but is better after a few days of rain. The wet ground makes it easier to move the soil and place the rocks. Before you build a rockery,…

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Adam & Sophie’s Amazing Garden Renovation

Adam & Sophie’s Amazing Garden Renovation

This amazing garden renovation was undertaken by our customer s Adam and Sophie. As total novice gardeners they have completely transformed their space. They have shown what can be achieved with a lot of hard work and research. The result is a garden that they can not only enjoy but are extremely proud of creating. Written in their own words, read all about their experience below. The background We moved into the property just under a year ago and being…

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Benefits of Gardening for Mental Health

Benefits of Gardening for Mental Health

There are many benefits of gardening for mental health. Leading studies such as those done by the Mental Health journal show that 90% of adults reported improved mental health and wellness after taking part in gardening sessions. They also showed signs of increased motivation and confidence. Gardening is not only a great way to unwind and de-stress, it is also a good form of physical exercise. The Physical Effects of Gardening Physical exercise is a fantastic way to boost mood….

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Love Your Garden this March!

Love Your Garden this March!

Happy to help! We were delighted to support the Love Your Garden team as they designed and created a child friendly coastal garden for a family in Surrey. Alan Titchmarsh and his team of gardeners including David Domoney, Katie Rushworth and Frances Tophill worked to design a safe and sensory garden for mum, Kirsty, and her 3 year old twins Phoebe and Sam. Phoebe and her mum both have Stickler Syndrome which means that Phoebe suffers deafness and has difficulty…

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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. 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 decorative aggregate that comes in a wide range of slate stone products 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 decorative aggregates. We offer slate products in 5 stunning colour tones, Blue, Plum, Green, Charcoal and Rustic, ensuring you will find something to suit every…

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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. He has used a variety of our decorative aggregates in this fantastic project. As a gardener he…

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