How To Lay A Gravel Driveway

How To Lay A Gravel Driveway

Using gravel on your drive is an attractive and cost effective solution. Additionally a gravel drive helps reduce the risk of flooding as water can drain away freely unlike concrete or tarmac drives. Creating your gravel drive is relatively simple but can be hard work! We have put together a useful step by step guide to assist you through the process. Step 1 – Remove the existing base. This is probably the hardest part of the process as potentially involves…

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Stone Warehouse on TV!

Stone Warehouse on TV!

We are regularly contacted by TV companies looking to feature our stone which is always very exciting (and flattering)! TV programs we have been a part of include Love Your Garden (several times over the last few years), Grand Designs and Gardeners’ World and very recently George Clarke’s Old House New Home. As we have featured a few times on ITV’s Love Your Garden we have had a real mix of product requests. These include our Scottish Boulders, Cobbles and…

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Installing your gravel grid

Installing your gravel grid

Using a gravel grid under your gravel will help to keep it in place and is especially useful if your drive or garden is on a slope. You can buy the gravel grid from us as an addition to your order of gravel. Gravel grids are suitable for use on drives, paths, car parks or access roads, anywhere really that will be walked or driven on. Our driveway grid has been tested to withstand the weight of 428 tonnes per…

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Royal Norfolk Show Success!

Royal Norfolk Show Success!

We were thrilled to hear that a Royal Norfolk Show garden created by Lucy’s Garden Design won 3 awards! Featuring our stunning Duck Egg Cobbles, the garden attained The Gold Medal, The Visitors’ Vote and Best in Show! The theme for the show was ‘coastal and well being’. Therefore Lucy contacted Stone Warehouse and asked us to supply our popular Duck Egg Cobbles. This was because she felt their pastel colours perfectly represented our coast. As Lucy was drawing inspiration…

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Create a Gabion Basket

Create a Gabion Basket

Gabion Use Gabion baskets can be used within your garden to create a unique and tailored look in the form of a wall or seating area. Recently we have noticed these baskets are becoming a popular landscaping feature. Therefore at Stone Warehouse we supply a range of gabion baskets in different sizes. This ranges from a small 27cm cube which is ideal for smaller spaces to our largest 75cm cube which can be used for seating or creating a retaining wall in bigger…

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Which gravel for your garden or driveway?

Which gravel for your garden or driveway?

How do you choose the best gravel for your garden when you’re creating a driveway, path or border? There are many factors to think about including colour, texture and durability. This article should help to guide your decision to making the right choice for your landscaping project. Gravel can be a relatively low cost landscaping material for covering large areas, or for adding decorative finishing touches to outdoor areas. There are a few key questions to ask yourself when choosing…

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RAF Community Garden

RAF Community Garden

The Phoenix Garden The Royal Airforce Cosford Chaplaincy recently created a garden of reflection called the Phoenix Garden designed for use by all Service personnel, their families and Veterans living in the Shropshire area. The project The garden was funded entirely by charitable donations and created as a joint venture between trainees at the station and inmates of HMP Kirklevington Grange. For the centerpiece of this garden, Stone Warehouse were asked to supply their Blue Slate rockery to create two…

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Our Black Basalt on TV!

Our Black Basalt on TV!

Stone Warehouse products recently featured on an episode of George Clarke’s Old House New Home. This series follows George as he helps couples make their period homes fit for modern life. The Project Shrez and Tom had been lovingly restoring their 4 bed 4 floor Victorian terraced home in South East London. However after a  rogue trader took almost all their savings they enlisted George Clarke, one of the UK’s leading architects. George showed them how to make financially sound design…

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Easter Rock Painting Competition!

Easter Rock Painting Competition!

We recently teamed up with Love On The Rocks UK who are a nationwide group of rock-painting enthusiasts. This was to run a fun and creative competition over the Easter period. We first were made aware of the multi-purpose use of some of our pebbles and cobbles, such as the Scottish back in February.  This was because a painting enthusiast told us she had been bulk-buying our cobbles soley to decorate! Well this got us thinking and after a little investigation…

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A checklist for welcoming wildlife into your garden

A checklist for welcoming wildlife into your garden

The weather may be chilly but there’s still reason to pull on your gardening gloves and get landscaping this Spring! Look at this useful checklist with hints and tips from the telegraph and the RHS to encouraging wildlife into your garden. See how many you can tick off! Information from  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/3344407/25-ways-to-get-wildlife-into-your-garden.html https://www.rhs.org.uk/science/conservation-biodiversity/wildlife/encourage-wildlife-to-your-garden https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/wildlife-garden/wildlife/encourage-wildlife-to-your-garden