Small feature Projects
Looking to create a small feature or focus in your garden? Then look no further than these projects for inspiration. All using just a few products, enabling the costs to be kept low, they have been combined with plenty of creativity and turned into exciting focal points.
Raised beds have had a bit of a resurgence of the recent years, but they aren’t a new idea they go back to 300BC where they were used in the Andes. Not only do they look good but they have benefits too. You can grow plants in blocks, they can be covered more easily to protect the plants, they help prevent soil erosion and they are good for your back! Used in more structured ways they can also be used to create pathways.
The Clay Paver raised bed is made from left over bricks from a previous project and by laying them side on side have created a beautiful circular raised feature bed. Raised beds can be used to create pathways in vegetable gardens and by using porcelain paving in between you create an easy to use and maintain space.
Never more have our outside space been so important and using the gardens long into the cooler evenings has taken on a new importance over the past year. Firepits have become extremely popular and in this project a firepit was created using firebricks for the inside of the pit and finishing off along the top with a handful of Old Rectory Victorian Pavers.
We all like areas to sit in our gardens, so what about combining the current trend of gabions with basalt setts and create a bench or and even a planter? To save money a top tip is to fill the centre with cheap rubble and then use lovely natural stone products such as the setts around the edges.
Modern Rockery Feature
Another idea for using just a few left over clay pavers is to create a modern rockery feature in a corner of the garden. Mix and match the plants, alpines or succulents to create all year round interest and contrast with the beautiful cherry red bricks, which can be artfully placed on top of each other.