Growing Herbs & Veggies in your Flower & Shrub beds

Hello again everyone, this is Ann & Chris from Growing Trends – you can listen to our podcasts at Growing Trends

Yesterday we started a new series of Growing Herbs & Veggies in a variety of easy ways at home, rather than the more traditional row crop method.

One of our Hort Cuisine Kits
One of our Hort Cuisine Kits

Just to recap they are :

1. Introducing Herbs & Veggies to an existing  flower or shrub bed.

Can you spot the herbs & veggies?
Can you spot the herbs & veggies?

The Herbs & Veggies blend in and are almost invisible to the untrained eye.

2. Growing Herbs & Veggies in a container.

Stacked herb pot.
Stacked herb pot.

Growing in pots is great for those with restricted or small spaces. There are a few extra considerations you need to take for success, which we will explain.

3. Square Foot Garden

Square Foot Gardening

  • created by Mel Bartholomew, square foot gardens are one of the most efficient ways to grow your herbs & vegetables

4. Traditional ‘Allotment’ or ‘Community Gardens’


Allotments are particularly European ,

in Denmark they date back to 1778, in 2001 there were around 62,000 !

Finland started around 1916,

France, Czech Republic, Germany, Holland, Norway, Sweden, Poland, Russia, Portugal, England, all have long traditions of ‘Allotments’

Community Gardens are more an American version, which often started as a ‘Victory Garden’  in the second world war, and has developed into a Community Garden.

So lets start today with.

 1. Introducing Herbs & Veggies to an existing  flower or shrub bed.

veggie beds

There are usually lots of different places where you could insert herbs and veggies in an established garden, the secret is to work with the design.

A good time to find those elusive spaces is now as you start your spring cleaning of beds.

Remember to think about the plants final height, most will require at least 6 hours of sunlight

How often you will need to get close to the plant to gather the crop.

Check  regularly for pests and diseases and to feed & water.

Use low growing herbs, colourful cabbages instead of annuals for instance

Remember to add compost to the soil as they will still need nutrients

Place taller growing herbs and vegetables with taller shrubs towards the back of a border

With the lower growing herbs and vegetables towards the front of a border.

Remember flowers like Nasturtiums, Pansies,Orange blossom,Squash flowers  and Marigolds are edible ( but not if they have pesticides sprayed on them) – take a look at Eat your Roses for more ideas

You can add Squash, Tomatoes, Eggplants,Lettuce, Cabbage, Peppers, Cucumbers, Rosemary, Marjoram, Oregano, Parsley, Basil, Sage, Thyme, Strawberries, Blueberries,  Radish, Onion, Swiss chard, Apple, Cherry, Plum,  etc.,

Remember to feed regularly .

There is no need to ‘row plant’ be creative.

Now you can visually enjoy as well as enjoy eating.

You can listen to more great ideas on our Podcast at Growing Trends

Tomorrow we will talk about growing herbs & veggies in containers.

Chris & Ann are landscape designers, gardeners, inventors , radio show hosts, we live in the MidWest , are passionate about  food, cooking, wine and love to interview people who share our passion for the environment.

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Some quick & easy ways to grow Herbs & Veggies at home.

One of our Hort Cuisine Kits
One of our Hort Cuisine Kits

Returning to growing your own Herbs & Veggies is taking on a new importance these days with the changes to our weather patterns, the realisation that many pesticides, insecticides and mass growing techniques are not necessarily the most efficient, cost effective or even healthy way for us to provide for our food needs.

Ann & I thought we would explore the various ways we knew how you can grow at home – we may have missed an idea or two, for which we apologise in advance ( please do send us your ideas and we will add them to our blog post).

Square Foot Gardening

Most people start by growing basic Herbs , then move on to the Tomatoes, Potatoes, Garlic, Lettuce, Spinach, Corn, Onions, Carrots, Beets, Garlic, Leeks, Chicory, Asparagus, Beans, Cucumbers, Zucchini ( Courgette), Squash, Sweet Potatoes, etc, etc.

Generally the ideal prerequisites for growing are, although these can be ‘created’ artificially these days.

A sunny site

Space to grow

Time to tend to plants.

1. Adding  plants to an existing landscaped garden.

The easiest and simplest method is to introduce plants into your existing shrub planting beds. You would be amazed at what herbs and veggies can grow symbiotically with your favorite flowers and shrubs, some are even edible ( Take a look at a book we recently reviewed called Eat your Roses – by Denise Schrieber ) . .

Eat your roses

When we interviewed the creators of this beautiful garden last year and found lots and lots of herbs, vegetables and fruits growing next to the flowers and shrubs.

Delectable edible landscape

2.Grow herbs & some veggies in pots.

You can use virtually any pot for this or you can purchase additional features to make the arrangement much more interesting.

Here a simple pot of herbs near to the kitchen door.

Painting trellis white adds interest
A simple herb pot

By adding a special rod system inside the pots, you can make the arrangement much more interesting and space efficient.

Stack-able herb pot

3. Square Foot Gardens – invented by Mel Bartholomew some years ago this is a fantastic solution for those with either a small space or for those who want an effective herb & growing method in a confined space.

Square Foot Gardening

If you want to you can add all manner of amazing refinements as seen here in this Chelsea Flower Show exhibit.

An example from a Chelsea Flower Show exhibit
An example from a Chelsea Flower Show exhibit

4. A traditional ‘allotment or community garden.


5. From a bygone era when labour wasn’t an issue and doing things on a grand scale no matter what it was, was considered the way..

Simply stunning !
Simply stunning !

We will spend a little time with each style, in the coming days, in the meantime you can listen to our podcast at  as we talk to a variety of guests from a passionate young mother, to a group of school teachers and to Mel Bartholomew,

Hort Cuisine anyone ?
Hort Cuisine anyone ?

Do drop us a line with your thoughts and ideas..

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Eating fresh local food

It’s time to start growing vegetables and herbs at home, it’s even more important this year here in the USA with the terrible drought in California that has cut water usage by 25%.

The most effective is the Square Foot Garden method invented by Mel Bartholomew. We will be interviewing Mel on our podcast very soon. You can find his book Square Foot gardening – A new way to garden in less space with less work at any good book store.

Square Foot Gardening

For those who do not have a garden space, our latest interview on our podcast at is for you.

Ann and I were privileged to interview Nellie, she is a young mother who is passionate about eating fresh produce on a low budget.

Our interview is inspiring for those who want to find the best way to eat local fresh food.  Nellie will explain how to balance your budget and yet find good healthy fresh food.

This is one very astute lady, who is passionate about food – she happens to be a good cook too.


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How would you plan a new landscape?

With just a few more weeks to Spring, some of us are looking to make changes in the appearance of our garden landscapes.

As we plan some Spring shows we wanted to ask you our readers and listeners  how you would plan a project.

Water feature


Where would you look for ideas?

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Thank you so much for your help,

Ann & Chris would love to hear from you with additional comments, suggestions, or if you need some ideas, just complete the form below.

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Are you thinking of having some landscape gardening carried out this year?


About this time of year people who are planning to have some work carried out in time for enjoying this summer are reaching for their phones and seeking out designers and contractors, well those who do not have 5ft of snow on the ground !

The completed terrace, with low walls to enable larger groupings , for entertaining. The gently curved wall naturally leads the eye around the establishing garden
The completed terrace, with low walls to enable larger groupings , for entertaining. The gently curved wall naturally leads the eye around the establishing garden

So, having spent the best part of 45 years going to meet home owners, showing what is possible, listening, photographing, measuring, designing and exploring literally thousands and thousands of different ideas, it seemed like a good idea to put into a blog a few suggestions which might help make the process fun, friendly and ultimately successful for you the homeowner – for my designer friends, I will add , we always charge for our work, although if a client accepts the design and then orders the work we always reduce the cost of the design by 50% ( given as a credit on the second payment).

The softer low timber wall looks at home here.
The softer low timber wall looks at home here.

Let’s start with ideas – all projects start with an idea..

Before you even reach for the telephone or tablet to connect with us or a designer, contractor etc, I would suggest a visit to Houzz, a few magazines, pictures of friends gardens, etc.,

A winding path

  1. These are best gathered over a period of time, some of my favorite methods that I’ve seen over the years were, a lady who cut out examples of what she was trying to achieve from magazines and placed them in a folder, these days you can do a similar process with sites like Houzz. You can also take pictures with your smart phone as you drive around.
  2. Now it’s time to create your likes and dislikes, needs and maybe’s list. This should be agreed with all the family, I would often suggest that couples curled up with a glass of wine after having walked around their garden space jotting down notes of areas to alter, improve or remove.
  3. Before you call in either a designer or a contractor decide on a budget and deduct 10% from the amount ( it’s better to be prepared, costs are nearly always more than you expect, meaning that the design will include items that are more than your budget.
  • So now you have a likes, dislikes list, a needs ( must include) and maybe’s ( it would be nice to include) list, some pictures of the materials, styles and designs that you like.

Now you can call in an expert….to discuss your needs.

Classic English Garden
Classic English Garden

Do you create the Design yourself? or Call a Landscape Architect or Landscape Designer, or a Design & Build Company, or a Specialist Contractor?

My feeling is that each has it’s merits, with pros & cons on either side, costs are also dependent on a multitude of situations so it really depends on how much time you have to be involved, how much you want to spend, who you would prefer to make the day to day decisions, and what you would like. – Our forthcoming ebook will discuss this in more detail soon.

Both Designers  & Contractors will have portfolios of their work to show you, most will have testimonials – which if your project is large or complicated, I would recommend you either call or visit, if possible, to see first hand the results and to gauge how the client found the firm.

Both should be a member of a trade association or professional body, carry liability insurance and if required be registered to conduct business in your area. Some countries have additional requirements, such as building permits or planning permissions etc, local firms you select, should be fully conversant with all these needs.

Both will need to survey your project area, taking pictures and establishing what you want. Personally unless the project is quite modest, I never ever try and complete a drawing for a client on the first visit. The reason is I need time to consider all the variables, before an idea develops and trying to do this whilst talking to a client is in my opinion extremely difficult, to give both the attention they each deserve.

So I discuss in generalities and explain our method of working, whilst asking the client to sign up to a paid design.

Why a paid design?

Well I have also learned about 35 years ago, actually. If you give something to someone you do not know,they often do not value it, but if they pay for it they do value it. Which usually means you will continue with the whole project.

We went out of our way to win awards for our work, having collected a great many over the years, there is no doubt in my mind, “Quality is remembered long after the price has been paid”. We strive to provide the best we can for clients, which means keeping on top of changes, ideas, trends, what works, things to avoid, and providing honest advice.

On average my initial paid design acceptance rate ( with the offer of 50% of the fee back) is around 42% from the initial visit, my continued construction rate is above 95%..

So what should you expect for your money?

Today’s CAD programs can automate the process of photo realistic features  building plans and quotations.

The photo realistic design below is very small but fits nicely on this picture as an illustration, hopefully you get the potential it can and does look quite real.

tall pot with planting

Below is a part CAD part hand finished plan, I’ve tended to do this as it gives me a chance to check the design once more for any glaring errors or omissions, its becoming less of a an issue ( for me that is) with the new CAD programs that store the whole database of information with each design module.

Pool layout2

The Design

So quick recap…It is always best, at the very least to call between two and three firms before deciding on who to select, have at least two provide a price, for the design work – the actual project will be dependent on way too many items at this time.

You have a number of choices at this stage:

1.An independent designer – they often have contractors they know well and work as a team. Do remember though that each is a separate business.

2.A design & build full service company – just one firm to work with, the designers will know the construction teams really well.

3.An individual specialist contractor – ideal if you have just a drive or patio for example, or just planting, or fencing, or perhaps a pond or veggie garden.

As you can see each has its advantages and disadvantages, which is why it’s always a good idea to ask for references or talk to friends and neighbors who have had work completed.

Having chosen, all the firms should complete an accurate survey, including having any buried service lines and pipes plotted, that includes existing irrigation, drainage, power, etc., as well as service lines such as cable, telephone, electricity, water sewage and gas.

You should expect a layout plan, an artist impression or photo realistic impressions, together with a full specification and quotation, which would include material details or prime cost sums for specialist items.

The production of a design is likely to take between one to two weeks, perhaps more during busy periods, with likely programming of the project some months away – which means if you start now the completed project should be ready for this seasons summer months.

Accepting the quotation

Once accepted the firm selected should furnish insurance details and a program for the works, they will also provide a request for payment, often broken down into deposit, with interim payments at specific periods until the final completion payment.

Some design and build firms will offer a discount off the design payment as long as the works are ordered through them, this is fairly standard practice.

Starting the project

Having someone work on your property can be quite disruptive even intimidating at times. We have found that after the initial ‘honeymoon’ period a state of resigned tolerance ensues, helped by having professional,affable staff, who are well aware that the torn up garden or yard they are working in was once quite tidy and needs to be returned to the client as soon as possible, in its newly beautified state.

The new drive

Some of the things we do to help.

We add an extra mat so clients can clean their shoes – or better take them off before entering the house – sand and grit can be a big issue for carpets.

We try and reduce mud and debris to a minimum.. although sometimes we inherit a swamp..

The Drive Before

Restoring some semblance of organized & clean chaos is a priority, as it improves work quality, customer satisfaction and staff moral.


Radios blaring on site are not permitted – although they are in the company vehicles.

Consuming alcohol is only permitted if provided by management or the client.

Client are always referred to as Mr. or Mrs., or their title by all staff, including management until the project is handed over.

Design variations or change orders are issued in triplicate – one for the site foreman, one for the office and one for the client.

Whilst the site foreman is in charge on a day to day basis, management staff make a client visit at least twice a week to meet the client and the foreman during the projects duration.

Toilet facilities are discussed and established with the client prior to commencing work.

Weekend working is avoided, so the client has at least some private time.

When a project is completed, we still return every two weeks or so, for the first two months to ensure that everything is operating as intended.

small rockery with low bridge

Automatic water topping up would be one of the items we keep an eye on to start with.

We added a small stream to flow alongside the path
We added a small stream to flow alongside the path

We also provided the first two months of aftercare completely free, especially for larger properties as we found that even with the best intentions the work load was often way more than expected, even with automatic irrigation, mulching etc.,

We are also starting to add a reference section on our website with some of the techniques and products we have developed, or used over the years. Like this structural green wall, that will last for at least 50 years.

Treated Structural Green Wall
Treated Structural Green Wall

Or this superb bound gravel driveway, with a triple brick gulley.

Bound Gravel driveway

 Ann & I hope you enjoy our work and posts, we would love to hear from you, with ideas, suggestions or requests, or just a Facebook ‘like’ .

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How long should a garden makeover last?

Ann and I were sitting down planning a new season of information shows, that we are calling ‘Gardenesque’ on our ‘Growing Trends’ podcast ( you can find us on iTunes) when an interesting question popped up.

‘How long should a garden makeover last?’

Brick & Natural Yorkstone
Brick & Natural Yorkstone

There are really two parts to this:

The first is how much durability should we design and build into a project?

I recall many years ago, when we first started our ‘Designer Drives’ division, using the now almost standard dry lay method, we consulted the manufacturers and settled on a standard that was expected to last 2 million yup 2 million axle loads – that’s a lot of traffic in case you wonder.

Dri-lay natural brick drive
Dri-lay natural brick drive

In the case of a brick drive as above, it would also depend on climatic conditions ( although this drive is built with an engineering brick so basically impervious to normal cold conditions), as well as vehicle actual weight ( again this drive should withstand easily a 20 ton load).

I think we had two occasions where a client called to ask what they should do because the drive had deflected about 20mm ( 3/4 inch) in an area, we simply lifted and relaid the area without charge for the client.

So for a dry lay paving the construction is likely to outlast the clients .

A mortared terrace like the first picture or a mortared brick area such as below is a little different.

Consistent Pointing
Consistent Pointing

The most likely area to fail first is the pointing, which by definition is a weaker area than the bricks, here we are using a 23kn second hard stock brick, with a 1:1:3 cement,sharp sand, soft sand mix. My feeling is that it should comfortably last 20 years. After which it might need some re-pointing.

This leads on to the second part.

After how many years would a project be considered old enough to change?

Step detail
Step detail

This timber step detail is definitely a point in case, being made from old sleepers that contain among other things tar – something to avoid in today’s garden landscape.

The answer would most likely be when the client wanted a change or a new owner was looking for something different.

Would this then mean completely changing the entire area, or perhaps utilising some of the materials in a newer look, particularly if they were ‘natural materials’ such as natural bricks, and stone which tends to last for a great many years?

Painting trellis white adds interest
Painting trellis white adds interest

This white trellis, terracotta pot of herbs and brick paving was completed 30 years ago, it’s not really that out of place today is it?

So now the question becomes, over the past twenty five or so years what has really changed in how we approach a landscape project – is it just where we live and work?

Wrought iron fence with stone pillarsHere we have what I would considered an ageless feature, which being in the UK is probably subject to a preservation order. I can only imagine how much this wrought iron and stone feature would cost to build today – that;s if you could find the wrought iron and someone to ‘lead’ caulk the uprights into the stone !

Is it the availability of skilled labour?

Or is it the availability of new tried and tested materials or methods?

knapped flint wallThis very old ‘knapped flint’ wall requires some age old skills to build, not least because it needs a lime mortar ( one that doesn’t contain cement) for it to work, this is because the flints are impervious to water and without some movement in the joints the wall would crack.

The flints are not really suitable for many of today’s landscapes as they are very sharp and likely to harm someone who casually ‘knocks’ against them.

One area that we probably do need to keep for many more years are mature trees, although  I’ve seen some pretty large specimens moved.

Serious construction..
Serious construction..

I guess as always it is in the hands of the client as to what they would like to achieve, and for us to ‘solve the practical problems’ that may arise…

Really it's that large !Which is why for almost 40 years I can honestly say it’s been really good fun……… what say you?

I think it’s all in the details…..

A selection of natural materials
A selection of natural materials

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With Spring around the corner let’s think about water.

A somewhat unusual pathway
A somewhat unusual pathway

We have all rather taken water for granted over the years. Today for some it is becoming a topic of conversation, for others it is a topic of concern, and for yet others they are not sure if or when they will see enough potable water again.

Many European countries have developed system to recapture and reuse water more than once, others have quite simple systems of returning water as quickly as possible back to the aquifer ( it’s still a long process).

North America is waking up to the idea that extended droughts mean much more serious water conservation, something South American countries have been struggling with for quite some time.

As homeowners there are a number of ways to help preserve our dwindling water supplies, some are very effective others not so, but as they say every little helps.

The simplest is, I suppose the rainwater barrel, it will collect up to 40 gallons of water ( which means it just needs about 1/3rd of inch of rainfall for each downpipes to fill one). It’s best to keep out of full sun as in hot areas the water could become rather too hot for use on plants.

water barrels

A slightly improved version of this would be a cistern, as seen below, they were often circular for strength. – this particular one would be quite costly.

Brick cistern

Today  a much more interesting wrapped interlocking framing system has been devised – the ground is excavated and a waterproof membrane is laid on the sub base then filled with rectangular ‘Versitanks’. – These tanks can be from very small single units to many hundreds as seen here.


These can be almost any size or shape.

To get the surface water to these storage vessels requires a few more modifications to the current surface water run off arrangements.

The first is a simple slot drain to divert the water from a surface, such as this car parking area.

Collecting water from a car park area

They can also be used at home to collect water from a driveway, here the downpipes will also be connected to the slot drain and probably then run to a soakaway.

House driveway

So what’s a soakaway? well most folks in England will know this, however my colleagues in the USA are just not as familiar with these simple victorian solutions to collecting water for returning to the aquifer.

brick rubble soaraway

In it’s simplest form all that is required is a hole filled with porous material – such as the brick version above. Drainage pipes run to this and water then is able to slowly seep back into the sub strata. ( Not a good idea in heavy clay soils as it will take way too long)

This much larger version is able to hold a huge amount of water, which can be reused for irrigation or just returned to the aquifer.

Larger version

The collection method from say a down pipe is quite simple, involving a gulley pot .

Gulley pot

A simple gulley pot is used to ‘grab’ the water before directing it to the drainage pipe. Below the gulley pot has a downpipe collector, and a slot drain collector and localized surface drain all in one unit.


Once the water has been collected it’s a simple matter to design a recycling system.

In it’s simplest form, often used by early Egyptians a localized storage vessel often made of clay was used right next to say a fruit tree.

localised watering

Next came a slightly larger arrangement, although if you try this remember water can heat up, this might not be healthy for plants…

water barrels

Finally a rather more sophisticated system that addresses many issues and is virtually hidden from view.

Complete system

This next system requires , quite a lot of time, planning and expense, but in warmer climates it is probably the future solution. Perhaps the lawn will need to be re thought as, it would seem to me that growing more fresh produce is a much wiser use of the space.

Complete system

Our web site will have details of our upcoming radio shows and podcasts on this subject, you may also visit iTunes for a recent show or

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We’ve added a Growing Trends podcast

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We started the year with the aim of adding some improvements to our website, blog and internet radio show..

One of the things we did was to add a podcast which you can now find on iTunes and our podcast site

Our main website is still at  the new format is taking shape and we would love to hear from you with ideas & suggestions.

Growing Trends internet radio is all about fascinating people. People who are passionate about our natural environment, sustainability, their gardens, their landscapes along with the experts that help them. Our talks with these amazing people are, informative, educational, fun often anecdotal. You can listen to them at anytime here “Listen Here” or on our podcast at “”

Our new  show format starting in January will have five segments:

Time to Eat : –   All about growing Herbs & Vegetables

An example from a Chelsea Flower Show exhibit
An example from a Chelsea Flower Show exhibit

Gardenesque : – Everything to do with Gardens & Landscapes

The rose arbor was connected to the house by the pathway.
The rose arbor was connected to the house by the pathway.

World Wide WEsponsibility : – A more serious look at sustainability and how we might help our planet.


Face Time : – Interviews with experts on topics of interest.

Let's dance !
Let’s dance !

Book Reviews : – We are delighted to announce that we have started to interview authors of books linked to :-


The Environment,

Vegetable Gardens & Landscape Design

Current and past book reviews are displayed in our Book Review sector, along with details of the Authors, Publishers and most importantly, how to obtain these gems..

Ann & Chris invite you to write to them with ideas, suggestions and comments to

Interesting, Serious, Informative, Entertaining & often Fun.

Drop in and take a look…….


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Growing Trends is listened to in 48 countries, our new program is all about people like you, from all over the world.

An opportunity from Ann and Chris, but first we wish you all a very Happy and Prosperous New Year.

We would like to hear from you with ideas, comments and suggestions for our shows drop us a line at

We have been making changes to Growing Trends our internet based radio show.

Listen at
Listen at

Our new daily show starts in January 2015, we will have five segments:

Time to Eat – All about growing Herbs & Vegetables

Gardenesque – Everything to do with Gardens & Landscapes

World Wide Wesponsibility – A more serious look at sustainability and how we might all help our planet.

Face Time – Interviews with experts on topics of interest

Book Reviews – Interviews with authors of books relating to the environment, nature and garden landscaping.

Perhaps we could interview you for our Face Time segment? …. just drop us a line and we will contact you.

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What one item/ feature is the most important in a garden landscape today ?

So a question for you all.

What one item or feature would you add to your  or your clients garden today?

When we started out with our then new company back in 1984 we identified designer drives, especially with ‘In & Out’ drives as the most important – sure enough within 6 months our order book stretched out into the following year, other firms descended on us for information and our advertising showed sporty cars sitting on interlocking concrete block and brick paving..Soon even the manufacturers were calling wanting to take pictures of  our drives.  Here we used stock brick paving. Although fairly soft, with somewhat irregular shapes, it kept it’s color very well

45 degree herringbone
45 degree herringbone

Here a much harder engineering quality natural brick is used to good effect.

Dri-lay natural brick drive
Dri-lay natural brick drive

The next was concrete block paving, these were very hard, initially with limited colors, and the color did fade quite quickly. They were also quite slippery in the ice.

Brindle colour drive

As our order book enlarged we started offering more expensive solutions, such as granite setts – something the Romans introduced.

This granite sett pathway is extremely hard wearing  and yet very rustic looking.
This granite sett pathway is extremely hard wearing and yet very rustic looking.

These drives were very hard wearing, color fast, strong and again a little slippery in ice. it wasn’t long before we included ‘Fish scale’ versions, these took quite a long time to set out, but looked absolutely amazing when completed.

Laying small unit sett paving of almost random size in a radiating pattern requires skill and patience....
Laying small unit sett paving of almost random size in a radiating pattern requires skill and patience….

Then these circular natural sett patterns became popular, with their sense of movement – just look at them long enough and they seem to ‘move’

What new trend, item or feature do you think will be the favorite for 2015?  We will interview the top three on our radio show  Growing Trends during the year.

Just drop us a line with your suggestions..


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