Rock Gardens can be great for creating interest in many parts of your garden. However, your rockery is ideally best suited near to the house or patio - unless you are a regular 'visitor' to your own garden.
One reason for this, is that the plants which are going to make your rock garden into the success you are trying to achieve, are usually small shrubs or dainty little alpines, and these kind of plants do not normally create the "sea of colour" that looks good from a distance!
Together with this, your rockery needs to be kept under close observation, because weeds can soon take hold, and if they are allowed to become firmly established in your rockery, they can be very difficult to remove without damaging your other plants.
We have helped to transform many of our clients gardens by introducing themed rockeries into them. Our team has many years of experience working with all types of plants and know which plants will work best in your rockery.
Many times a water feature is also one of the main attractions in rockeries. These can visually enhance the rockery and if planned correctly, can provide the water necessary for any plants which are surrounding the area.
Some creatures, such as worms, frogs and toads will often live in damp areas under rocks and beside pools of water. Birds may also build their nests on plants and spaces between the rocks or stones. We take all these things into consideration when planning your rockery.
Gareth and I have worked together on garden projects for the last 18 years and have produced some wonderful results.