Sunday, 30 October 2011

Quartz paddlestones

greencube are loving the quartz paddlestones from CED (stone suppliers) , we have used them as a cobbled paving at Hampton Court Flower show back in July 2010, we have seen them in gabions at RHS Hyde Hall and greencube have now specified them to create a retaining wall on two interlocking large curves, very exciting, very organic and a new use of material!

It looks like a modern dry stone wall, very linear in pattern, its tied into a concrete block wall. I'm looking forward to seeing this project completed. It's also great micro habitat, lots of little holes and cracks for beetles, solitary bees and hibernating insects.

Greencube garden at Hampton Court 2010, using Quartz paddlestones 
Paddlestones in gabions at RHS Hyde Hall

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