Golden Fossil Walling Stone & Ivory Sandstone Paving
We selected the Ivory Sandstone paving and Golden Fossil walling stone to give Rita and Betty’s garden a contemporary cottage feel to it. The naturally split stone look of the riven face walling stone and stunning mix of buff, cream, tan and occasional salmon pinks create a modern feel to any project. The Golden Fossil Walling stone retails at £440 per 5m² pack.
The Ivory Sandstone paving is sawn, which gives it a smooth surface – perfect for the twins in their advancing years. Sandstone paving is incredibly hard wearing and weathers well. Paving King have a huge range of sandstone paving in a variety of different colours and styles to suit all gardens. Golden Fossil is available in mixed size packs with covering options from £440 per 5m².
We chose to edge the paving in Beech Smooth Faced Cobbles, which tie in perfectly with the paving and walling. They retail at £495.00 for a 20m2 pack.
Paving King deliver nationwide and can easily be ordered online or over the phone.
For more information or to order, please go to www.pavingking.co.uk
We selected the Gainsborough Gazebo for Betty and Rita’s garden as a place for them to sit and relax, out of the sun. The gazebo overlooks the bowls club behind and they can while away the hours watching them play.
It is a pretty, six-sided gazebo with some closed in panels and others which are open or with trellis. The trellis provides the perfect space for climbers to weave themselves into.
The Gainsborough Gazebo is manufactured from quality FSC® softwood and we painted ours in Protek Royal Exterior in Eggshell Blue and Mendip Mist, however it is pressure treated to protect against rot.
The Gainsborough Gazebo RRP’s at £1299. For more information, please go to www.rowgar.co.uk
Horizon Garden Arch
Eye-catching and with outstanding qualities, we chose the Zest 4 Leisure Horizon Arch to not only lead you into Rita and Betty’s garden, but to also frame the Lourdes inspired grotto which Katie made. They are very well made and pretty – which helped to give the cottage feel to their garden.
Carrying a 10-year rot resistance guarantee, the arch is heavy duty with robust posts and rafters. We painted ours, but they come in natural treated timber. They are perfect when placed over a path, this is a tremendous enhancement to any landscape.
The Horizon Garden Arch retails at £221.99. For more information and to order, please go to www.gardensite.co.uk
Betty and Rita’s house was pretty boring and not at all cottagey. They also had a very ugly pebbledashed garage adjoining their garden. We transformed them by cladding them in HardiePlank® composite cladding. If you’re looking for a versatile, low maintenance weatherboard with a natural and beautiful texture, look no further than HardiePlank®
It comes in a range of 21 colours and two textures and being made of a composite material, it will never need painting!
It was quick and easy for the team to install and we think you’ll agree, it really did transform not only the look of their buildings, but also the garden.
It retails from £11.40 per linear metre. For more information and to find a local stockist, please go to www.jameshardie.co.uk
Chelsea Cube 55cm
The lead look planter used for the water feature was created from Rustic Garden Supplie’s fabulous lead look Chelsea Cube Planter. Made from fibreglass clay, it looks just like lead – but is a fraction of the price and weight.
It comes with drainage holes and bungs and if frost resistant down to -20c. We silicon sealed the bottom of the planter, made a shelf and put the waterpump on it.
Rustic Garden Supplies also supplied the beautiful hardwood square timber planters and obelisks.
The Chelsea Cube Planter RRP is £58. For more information on any of the planters supplied and stockists, please go to www.rusticgarden.co.uk