Hyde ValeAsian Garden, London

John Davies

Photo of a world-inspired back garden in London with a water feature. —  Houzz
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keneddie wrote:28 June 2019
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    Thank you John yes it helps,however can I use 100mm gravel on driveway membrane and would the size hold together well without using a cedagravel system

  • keneddie

    Hi John still on the subject of garden . I have 15 slabs to use on gravel as part of the back garden and would like to put pots on the slabs and gravel surrounding the slabs. Do I need to lay the slabs on a cement base and weed membrane for the surrounding gravel or both gravel and slabs on to the weed membrane? Thank you for your help .

aacm94 wrote:1 September 2019
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    Hi Margaret, allowable fence height is 2 metres ie 6.5 feet. I think the left hand fence is probably taller than that but the road is on a hill and the adjacent garden has a higher level so it was never an issue. You are generally safe if replacing like with like in terms of fence heights which is what we did on the right although I don't think this exceeds 2m.

  • aacm94

    Thank you so very much John. I am moving to from the house that I have lived in for 40 years, that has fantastic views and a mature garden. The bungalow where we are moving to, is in the west end of town, but has no view, and no interest in the garden, so I have my work cut out to create privacy.

Kyoko James wrote:7 December 2015
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    Hi there, yes there is a pump in the base of the pool to recirculate the water. Also a fleet of goldfish that appear to be thriving.

  • Kyoko James

    We are going to do a complete make over at our London flat and its garden. We have a pond with a pump but a Koi Carps have vanished, (probably herons to blame), so wondering about water features. However occasional flogs are charming. We are thinking about a living wall since we have even taller red brick surrounding walls (we dig even deeper this time). I like your works very much. Thank you for replying to my question.

karagriffiths wrote:10 May 2017
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    The stepping stones are mounted onto concrete blockwork which has a smaller footprint and is also painted black. You never see them. Lighting is placed on the base of the pool on long spikes though you could also light laterally by screwing into the blockwork underneath the steps.

ksmal wrote:25 November 2015
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    Hi, they are a standard width from Silva timber. I don't remember precisely but somewhere in the region of 35-40m ie narrower than the standard 50mm. Also gaps between slats are larger than I normally specify ie 20mm. This was to allow a little more light through. It works well as they still function properly as screens but are a little more open.

stuart61 wrote:6 September 2015
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    Of course. betula utilis 'jacquemontii' - very popular with us garden designers owing to the striking white stems but also as birch has a relatively small leaf which allows light to penetrate easily.

corinneroux wrote:25 April 2015
Ditelf wrote:18 March 2015
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    The stone is a flamed basalt from China. It's not an expensive stone and most decent suppliers should be able to get this for you.

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Amanda Pollard added this to How to Create Different Zones in Your Garden3 May 2019

Slow your journeyThis small garden has been broken up into subtle zones to make the area look slightly bigger. The designer’s aim was to create a journey through the space, which is helped by the incorporation of a pond. The stepping stones encourage you to walk slowly across the water, while the variation of materials in each zone creates different atmospheres as you move through the garden.Discover how a small London backyard became a beautiful oasis.

Amanda Pollard added this to 14 Beautiful Gardens That Don’t Have a Lawn2 April 2019

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Amanda Pollard added this to 8 Dreamy Water Feature Ideas for Any Size of Garden15 May 2018

Lead the wayIn this contemporary garden, a stunning water feature, complete with waterlilies and goldfish, has been installed in a relatively small area. To achieve this, the designer used the entire width of the plot, rather than the length. The stepping stones work well in the compact space, as they encourage people to slow down and turn a quick walk into a leisurely stroll from the patio to the garden beyond. See more of this small urban oasis.Tell us…Are you planning to install a water feature in your garden? Which of these ideas would work in your space? Share your thoughts in the Comments section.

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birch trees along back; maple tree in front

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