Sadly, one of the most exciting projects i have been involved with this year i cannot share with you. A wretched but necessary Non Disclosure Agreement was agreed. It has been very exciting….however, i can share with you my latest adventure to Yorkshire. In this secret garden there are some massive two ton lumps of York stone which, when we built the garden a few years ago were craned in. Now the garden needs updating and some smaller stones adding to it. Unfortunately there is no crane so we have to carry them through the house, into the lift and out into the garden. To ensure we have stones of a suitable match which are manageable I went to the same quarry which gave birth to the originals – http://www.randandasquith.co.uk/ up in Yorkshire.
After a tour around the yard we went to the quarry, I was shown a very, very big pile of rocks and told to help myself. It took two days to pick out seven of them.
The dressing yard. This lot was off to Bath.
Err…I want the one at the back please
A 40 ton hand
‘We’re not afraid of a bit of stock,’ he told me
The collection of leftovers was amazing. These bull-nosed steps are now waiting in my lockup for the right project
‘Mud, we do rocks and mud,’ the foreman says to me after i step in a big squashy lump of it