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Here,s a project we designed and built for a client in the Grange area of Edinburgh.
The customer had an old paved backyard with washing lines strung across which she wanted to transform into a striking low maintenance garden to compliment her new home office extension as the garden patio area would now be visible through the glass patio doors. The gravel to front of beds and to water feature give a good textural contrast to the smoothness of the rendered walls and compliment the colour of the paving. The ” bubble” pond to front bed sits on top of a water reservoir with a pump and the carved circular stone sits on top with the water bubbling through a centrally drilled hole running down the sides of the stone and back into the reservoir underneath the pebbles. This provides an interesting water feature and the gentle sound of the bubbling water echoes nicely creating a relaxing atmosphere.
The walls and raised beds are all built from rendered concrete block which was then painted.The copings to the top of the walls are formed from timber which has been stained to a dark brown. The wall colour was chosen by the client and was inspired by the colour of walls she had seen on Tibetan Buddhist Temples. It was a bold choice that worked very well.
The herbaceous planting scheme compliments the orange walls and the white gives a good contrast. The paving to the patio area is natural sandstone to match the walls of the Victorian property.The slabs are layed in random sizes with mortared joints.The paving is called Fair Stone and is supplied by Marshalls , have look at this link here http://www.marshalls.co.uk/transform/Products/Garden/garden-paving/fairstone-range/fairstone-riven-paving/
To the back of the garden we laid a new lawn, turf supplied from Rolawn,www.rolawn.co.uk, and supplied and installed Granite standing stones sourced from Tradstocks , Stirlingshire, www.tradstocks.co.uk, again, inspired by the gravel gardens in Buddhist Temples . Notice the washing line is now in the garden and not over her lovely new patio area! Whirly gigs for clothes really are the bane of my life from a design perspective as they often seem to form [ unintentionally] a central feature to a garden . The solution here was a retractable washing line that returns into a spring loaded drum which was purchased from John Lewis, www.johnlewis.com,
Here,s a picture of l.e.d. ( light emitting diode) with durable stainless steel rim inserted into deck. The lights are 12 volt so are entirely safe and relatively easy to fit and cost less than 240 volt lighting. L.e.d lighting lasts a lot longer than standard electrical bulbs so you dont have the hassle of changing them every few months also they dont heat up so you can walk over them.. The light is ambient and one like this would require numerous lights to give the right effect, they are commonly supplied in loops of six or more and come in various colours – white or blue being the most common as they give a good quality of light. Set under a pot plant they make a great uplighter , highliting the foliage of architectural planting such as Phormium, Bamboo or Palms .
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Here’s a picture of decking by Landscape Gardeners Edinburgh
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Heres some pictures of Edinburgh landscaping showing a circular patio with blocked edging with raised seating bench to radius from
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The circular patio is formed from natural sandstone to make a circle 2800mm diameter then we have used tegula block paving to to extend the diameter to 3500mm.
The bench is built from rendered concrete block with sandstone paving to seat.
Heres more Edinburgh landscaping from the Garden Construction Co http://www.garden-co.com/ , a lovely informal pond with bamboo spout running through uv filter. Before we fitted the filter the water was like pea soup but within two weeks it was completely clear. If you look carefully you can see a duck on the pond.
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Here is a lovely pond that the Garden Construction Co built for a customer in the Sciennes area of Edinburgh. Note the use of a bamboo cane for the water spout , very zen . Yes i know its a cliche but whatever…… it works, nice and simple. Can you see the birdie ? mmmm ornamental accesory as provided by client. More great Edinburgh landscaping from Garden Construction Co , Edinburgh. Landscapers Extrordinaire.Edinburgh Landscaping
Here is a project that we worked on for a client in Edinburgh.
- Photinia Red Robin forms a pleasing hedge as the newly formed leaves are red and the mature leaves are green. It is easily maintained like privet, and offers a great alternative to standard hedging
- The picture above left shows an example of a mature Photinia Red Robin hedge forming dense and compact foliage giving excellent screening for privacy and above right caption showing the red emergent immature leaf which turns green after a month or so.