driveway – red porphry

The unseen surface of this driveway is recycled plastic cells which in this instance have been filled with red Porphry chippings. The cell structure, known as ground re-inforcing cells, allow for complete drainage of rainwater through them, so are very environmentally friendly. Originally the garden had a retaining wall of large boulders, these were re-used in the new steps. The planting has a front hedge of Perovskia, backed by grasses, with all year interest provided by a yellow leaved Phormium and a small Cortaderia. Ground cover is Ophiopogon bodinieri with Crambe maritimus emerging annually followed by Sanguisorba officinallis planted among the grasses

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