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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,