We have huge unusual granite rocks suitable for megaliths, or a boulder
strewn stream. We know the methods to move and place such stones, an ancient skill that
archaeologist can only speculate about, but diggers can help. Most work is on the small
scale of modern houses. More often patios, lawns and shrub borders are catered for, rather
than large monuments. We use stone, which is can easily obtained in Cornwall, for walling,
paving and mosaics.
Mosaics, constructed in situ, provide a one off decorative piece
that is attractive yet functional. The technique is a departure from traditional cobbling
for paths with simple design motifs using two or three different coloured stones set into
the ground direct. Laid using this method, the stones will last as long as they are
maintained, by simple brushing, and will take a great deal of traffic.
In 1996, the centre
piece for a National Trust maze was visited by 60,000 people of all ages. The processes
for laying a stone mosaic require hand selection of cobble stones from beach and quarry.
Sizes and colours are important and skill and patience are the basic ingredients. The
scale of the work dictates the size of the stone used.
a sample sketch of a garden boundary design to maintain privacy. The light
weight chestnut panel at the from supports the beautiful Wisteria Floribunda
amazing composting technique, using the Quick
Return Method can now be viewed by clicking here.