Last week I visited two stone suppliers in Milan, Italy and Brussels, Belgium kindly arranged by Rock Unique.
As a garden designer we have a huge influence on what our clients choose for their hardscapes. I'm always looking for lower maintenance, dense stone that can withstand our UK climate, face upto the frosts and our wet weather, deal with a huge range in temperature from -18 degrees up to 28 degrees and look great against the ever changing external facades of our clients new homes as well as the old ones, context is paramount.
A very cold day in Belgium, zero degrees but a truly inspiring visit. The Flammet stone being one of the highlights with its textural green, black and grey, it's reflective qualities and dense structure.
|Flammet close up|