If you saw tonight’s episode of Love Your Garden, you will have seen Alan and the team working their magic, with a little help from Yorkstone Supplies!
The team transformed the garden for Jim and Eileen. Jim was diagnosed with prostate cancer at the age of 57, which is relatively young. Unfortunately he is terminal. Despite him ‘living on borrowed time’, this has driven Jim to fundraise and promote awareness of men’s illnesses. He has raised over £55,000 for the Movember campaign and tirelessly campaigns for men to have regular check ups. He has saved lives by getting people to the doctor who then discovered they had cancer and were successfully treated.
A Relaxing Seating Area
The Love Your Garden Team used our Riven Yorkstone Paving to create a circular patio seating area, flanked by tumbled walling, lupin and delphiniums.
Hand-Fettled York Stone Paving is quarried and hand finished by our own stonemasons, using premium quality York Stone slab rock. With a beautifully textured face, the paving gives the seating area a rustic, natural and welcoming feel.
To further enhance the rustic look, an ornate, vintage looking metal bench has been used, softened with cushions and throws, making it an inviting space to rest and unwind on an evening after a hard days work.
Planting and walling helps protect the seating area from breeze, making it usable even on those chillier evenings, whilst also hiding other areas of the garden. Wildflower planting softens up edges, attracts bees and pollinators and enhances the generally relaxing feel of this cozy little retreat.
To create a softened, organic looking raised bed, rockery stone was used instead of sleepers. By coupling rockery stone with bark, the harder edges of the composite decking are really softened up, creating a more natural flow from garden to entertaining areas.
As plants such as foxgloves mature, the lines between deck and garden will blur further, with varying plant and foliage heights.
The team used 10m2 of Yorkstone Cobbles/ setts throughout the garden pathway edging. We think the curved path that leads all the way down to the dining area is genius! We love how the cobbles/ Yorkstone setts define the edge of the path, but aren’t too sharp and merge nicely with the lawn. Using loose shingle in between really softens up the whole look.
The Fire Pit
Combining Yorkstone Hog Back Coping and Riven Paving has helped create a warm and welcoming fire pit area that will let Jim and Eileen enjoy the garden even longer on colder evenings. We particularly like the idea of using tree stumps as seating; an organic feel that really fits with the whole design.
Once bedding plants are established, the whole area will be inviting and thriving with wildlife, a perfect place for evening drinks.