Category Archives: Stone Paving

London Stone’s Off-The-Shelf Yorkstone Means No Long Lead Times

London Stone’s Off-The-Shelf Yorkstone Means No Long Lead Times – learn more about this exceptional service offer

Ever had the experience where you knew exactly what stone would be best for the job, only for the client to choose something else because they didn’t want the delay of a long lead time?

Rosebank Landscaping used Grey Yorkstone Steps and Paving on this townhouse scheme

As every landscaper and contractor knows, the problem with Yorkstone – one of the loveliest and most desirable natural stones – is the long lead time of up to two months usually encountered when ordering it. read more

Small Details, Big Impact At RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival 2019

Small Details, Big Impact At RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival 2019 – learn more about this year’s show and the stunning show gardens that grace it.

Currently basking in sunshine, the newly rechristened RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival offers plenty of thought-provoking detail in its gardens this year.

Tom Simpson’s stunning The Cancer Research Pledge Pathway To Success, RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival 2019

The Cancer Research Pledge Pathway To Success

Central to the design of The Cancer Research Pledge Pathway to Success, for example, is the spiralling effect that leads visitors to the round pond, down circular steps that smoothly transition into a bench in a sunken seating area. “The circular design makes it as immersive as possible. It draws you in and then you’re surrounded by planting,” explains designer Tom Simpson. read more

A Perennially Modern Touch At RHS Chelsea 2019

A Perennially Modern Touch At RHS Chelsea 2019 – read more about our involvement in the wonderful Perennial Lifeline garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019

How do you represent a lifeline? This was one of the questions facing designers Duncan Cargill and Colm Joseph, who collaborated on the Perennial Lifeline Garden in what was the first RHS Chelsea appearance for them both.

The Perennial Lifeline Garden, RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019

Their design was chosen after a competition, run jointly by Perennial and the London College of Garden Design, found it captured the spirit of Roy Strong’s Laskett Gardens, bequeathed to Perennial in 2015, while celebrating Perennial’s position at the heart of the horticultural world. read more

Classic Celebrations At RHS Chelsea 2019

Classic Celebrations At RHS Chelsea 2019 – read more about our involvement with this year’s show, and learn a little more about the materials we have on display at this year’s show.

You know a garden at RHS Chelsea is particularly special when, on the opening day, the BBC spend considerably more time interviewing the designer than expected. Schedules were thrown out left and right as the cameras roamed the Greenfingers Garden upstairs and down.

The Greenfingers Garden it it’s luscious green glory, RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019 read more

APL Award Winner Artisan Landscapes Step-up To The Challenge

APL Award Winner Artisan Landscapes Step-up To The Challenge – read about Artisan Landscapes stunning scheme in Somerset.

“This has been our largest and most complicated project to date,” says Landscaping Director Will Cooke. He’s speaking of Ridgeview, Long Ashton, Somerset, an extraordinary design-and-build which has made his company, Artisan Landscapes, the 2019 APL Awards’ Winner in the £100,000 – £200,000 project category.

Artisan’s use of several different material textures and colours adds to the overall aesthetic. Credit: Finn P Photography read more