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|