Author(s): Alan & Gill Bridgewater
Stone in all its many forms is both functional and decorative. Using pavers and bricks, rocks and pebbles, this book presents 16 original projects for garden paths, walls and patio floors, as well as eye-catching features such as a potting table or a sundial.
Alan and Gill Bridgewater have gained an international reputation as producers of woodworking and DIY books on a range of subjects, including furniture-making, hand tool techniques, woodcarving and woodturning. They have written more than 40 highly successful books to date and also write for various DIY magazines on both sides of the Atlantic. They are authors of the companion title: Water Features for the Garden and the woodworking titles On The Shelf and In The Box, all published by New Holland. They live in Battle, East Sussex.
Introduction; Part 1: Techniques; Designing and planning; Tools; Material; Mixing mortar and concrete; Moving stone; Cutting stone; Making foundations; Paving andpaths; Rockeries and arranging stone; Walls and other structures; Part 2: Projects; Stepping-stone path; Cobble spiral; Natural outcrop rockery; Inspirations: Rockeries; Tessellated paving; Raised bed; Flagstone steps; Alpine hypertufa trough; Inspirations: Troughs and planters; Paved circle; Multicoloured crazy paving path; Tranquil Japanese garden; Dry-stone retaining wall; Inspirations: Dry stone; Cantilevered seat-shelf; Sundial; Flagstone potting table; Chamomile bench; Pedestal table; Glossary; Suppliers; Conversion chart; Index