Last time we looked at ponds in detail, this time we are going to look at water features. Water features tend to have a lot less water than ponds. This is because, usually, there is a reservoir underneath the feature which pumps the water into it and it recirculates. Because there's less water on show, it means it easier to keep it clean and because there isn't the … [Read more...] about Water features – Part 2
Ponds and water features
Water in the garden can bring an exciting element into your design. Moving water has both the visual and auditory component to it and is good to take your mind away from surrounding noises of the urban environment. You can of course put in a still water pond, but for most gardens, with smaller water size features, it's worth getting a pond pump to keep the water … [Read more...] about Pond and water feature ideas – Part 1
Whenever a client utters the magic words 'hot tub' my heart immediately sinks. I cannot stand them, especially in UK gardens! For me they are an eyesore that can be difficult to incorporate successfully into a garden. My biggest issue with them is they can often stick out like a sore thumb. You have to have good access, so it makes them very difficult to screen. So as you … [Read more...] about Hot tubs – garden designer heaven or hell?