WATERFEATURES...WHAT'S NEW...

"ALL FEATURES GREAT and SMALL" Not sure what you want? Here's 200 examples to mix and match. PATIO & LAWN PONDS, WATERFALLS (with flow rates), STREAMS, through to LARGE STILL PONDS and FORMAL FEATURES

IMAGE LIBRARY TWO.


NOTE THIS IS NOT ONE OF OURS...BUT A PERFECT EXAMPLE OF "WHY CHOSSE US"

SHEFFIELD...Oh isn't this just terrible! You might think this is a joke, but it's not, this was created by a "Professional Landscaper", so, somebody that does this for a living? Somebody that charges 1,000's for this disgusting quality of work, somebody that goes around and convinces trusting people that they can build natural waterfeatures!

If you can bear it you can see lots more like this one in my ""BEWARE OF SELF-STYLED POND EXPERTS" chapter in The Water Gardens Index!

Next the "natural" stream that goes with it...



NATURAL STREAM...REALLY?
This is exactly as we found it, nothing has been changed to make it look worse, this, the Contractor said to the client is finished!

So we took it apart and rebuilt it for the poor trusting client to how it should look, just like the picture next, but before you go...

IF YOU'VE GOT A SMALL GARDEN...don't be put off by the scale of some of these projects: we like to say "MAJOR PROJECTS WITH EASE...SMALLER GARDENS WITH PLEASURE"!

Minimum Charges...Pond Renovations from 5,000. New Ponds from 8,000. Garden Landscaping Projects from 10,000

IN THIS SECTION YOU WILL FIND PROJECTS THAT WE HAVE UNDERTAKEN IN, SURREY & BERKS, OXFORD, JERSEY, YORKSHIRE, NORTHUMBERLAND, LONDON, MIDLANDS, WEST COUNTRY, COTSWOLDS, SCOTLAND AND MORE. BUT WHEREVER YOU LIVE...YOU ARE NEVER FAR FROM ONE OF OUR BASES. WE HAVE ALL OUR OWN STAFF AND PARTNERS, WORKING IN THEIR LOCAL COUNTIES AND BEYOND WITH NO TRAVELLING CHARGES.

So if you see something that you like on our pages please call or email us...we are open for your calls 7 DAYS A WEEK 8 to 8. We do garden visits on Weekdays, Evenings and Sat/Sun too.

FOR INSTANT ATTENTION and a CHAT call The Designers Direct Line: 07970309165
Mon-Fri 0800-2200hrs. Sat-Sun 0900-2000hrs

Or Office Hours ONLY 5 days 0800 91 98 33

FOR ALMOST INSTANT ATTENTION you can Email: jamesofdesigners.direct@gmail.com

So please give us a call, and take advantage of the remaining spaces...we would love to work for you.

WE ARE NOT A FRANCHISE...WE HAVE TEAMS WORKING IN:
LONDON & ALL HOME COUNTIES.
YORKSHIRE AND NORTH-EAST & BORDERS.
ALL MIDLAND COUNTIES.
ALL EASTERN COUNTIES.
ALL SOUTHERN COUNTIES, WESTERN COUNTIES and WALES...SEE LIST ON HOME PAGE. OTHERWISE WE HAPPILY TRAVEL ANYWHERE AT NO CHARGE, EXCEPT OVERSEAS WHEN A SMALL FEE IS ADDED...



Ref CROSTON/Lanc's...Here's one WE did earlier (properly)...all 100% man-made. Specialist growing areas have to be created for a stream like this (at the design/digging out stage) to sustain different plants needs, some a little moist, others very wet.

And only then can you get a wide variety of plants to grow, and with the plants come the wildlife.

You will find more on this and other wildlife projects, further down the MAIN INDEX



Ref HAMPTON/Swan...Complex but very effective, these are "Multi Falls"...which means they are created by fixing several flat stones together (but not just any old stones, specially picked stones, stones picked by me, and my men, from 1,000's of tons of rubbish stones, destined for Landscapers), to form an interesting cascade of water. The idea is that one pours onto another.

Some potential clients call us and say..."we've seen your work on the internet, it's exactly what we want, are you expensive?" We point out that to get the effects that they have seen (and obviously like), requires masses of "time consuming attention to detail", as you can see above!

To get naturalistic effects as good as this (even for such a small feature), requires two men to spend a morning (larger features we can spend up to two days) in a Quarry (not a Builders Yard/DIY Superstore), handpicking all of the rock.

So time is money, and no, we are not "expensive" (for what we do), but if you want quick=cheap, then you need a basic Landscaper to dig a hole in the ground, and put rocks all the same size around it, with a plastic waterfall! You will find plenty of examples in our "Horrors" section.

So to continue, notice there's one "Main Waterfall" rock, which pours water onto other rocks below it...much more interesting and much more natural than just one waterfall lip.

To get this effect you need to pump a high volume of water...in this example about 30,000 lph into a pool of about 14' x 10'.



Ref CHELSEA98 "The Quarrymans Garden" Royal Horticultural Society GOLD MEDAL.

This large "Natural Fall" (that's the one in the background and this flat waterfall rock is 5' wide and a very rare rock to find that big in a single peice, but that's where our expertise comes in)! requires about 50,000 lph to be this impressive. What you see in the foreground are actually Stepping Stones designed as mini-weirs, which adds even more interest to crossing the water.

This water garden, packed with native plants, attracted a very rare form of garden life, we think it came in from over the Thames, there's a picture next. It just arrived and sat there for long periods staring into space...



Alan those shoes!



Ref CUMBRIA...Suitable for a small pool, this is several rocks (but again not just any old rocks, these are rocks that are patiently searched for), combined and fixed together to make a small rock face and an unconventional waterfall. Note that this rock type is only availabe now as "reclaimed", so if you have an old rock garden made from Westmorland Limestone, give us a call if you want to sell it.

Notice how the top rock has a chunk missing which we've used as a water channel.

All built within the Main Pool liner which is pulled up and fixed behind the highest rock and as before all disguised with plants.

Size...only about 2' (that's the falls, not the pool) at the widest point. Pool size for this sort of feature could be as small as 4' x 3' but water loss from splashing could be a problem if the pool is too small...so we find smaller rocks and decrease the flow over them.





Ref CHELSEA2000...Here you can see about 20,000 lph pouring over two rocks...taking up about 4' of space and pouring into a pool of about...11' x 9'.
The pool feeds a "Natural Stream" (mass planted with waterside plants), which in turn feeds a Main Pool.

See more of this one, and all of the others with Chelsea ref's



Ref CHELSEA94...Here's a small stream (built at the Chelsea Flower Show and awarded a GOLD MEDAL, and part of a much larger exhibit), which is mass planted with moisture loving plants...pouring just 15,000 lph and making gentle noises on it's journey.

Suitable for any small pool...here the pool is tiny, that's because the stream itself is only about 4' long, so that the maths make it practical for just a small pool.

This type of feature is an alternative to a conventional waterfall with a header pool.



Ref CHELSEA98...Here, about 40,000 lph are pouring over this flat rock into a "Natural Stream" (again part of a much larger stream, and again at The Chelsea Flower Show, and again...a GOLD MEDAL), at this point it's about 3' wide and 4" deep.



Ref SUNBURY...To get this effect will require 30,000 lph. Notice the subtle fall halfway up the stream, simply created by fixing a rock (Lakeland Slate) to form a "Dam"...this effect is suitable for a larger pool...although as with all of these examples we simply scale the rock up or down to fit the pool size.

In other words we can make it any size YOU want just by digging a smaller hole

IF YOU'VE GOT A SMALL GARDEN...don't be put off by the scale of some of these projects: we like to say "MAJOR PROJECTS WITH EASE...SMALLER GARDENS WITH PLEASURE"!

YOU ARE NEVER FAR FROM ONE OF OUR BASES. WE HAVE ALL OUR OWN STAFF AND PARTNERS WORKING IN THEIR LOCAL COUNTIES AND BEYOND, CREATING SPECIALIST GARDENS, PONDS AND WATER FEATURES, ALWAYS TO "Royal Horticultural Society" Gold Medal winning standards...AT PRICES THAT ARE COMPETITIVE WITH OTHER HIGH SPECIFICATION, AWARD WINNING LANDSCAPERS

Minimum Charges...Pond Renovations from 5,000. New Ponds from 8,000. Garden Landscaping Projects from 10,000

IN THIS SECTION YOU WILL FIND PROJECTS THAT WE HAVE UNDERTAKEN IN, SURREY & BERKS, OXFORD, JERSEY, YORKSHIRE, NORTHUMBERLAND, LONDON, MIDLANDS, WEST COUNTRY, COTSWOLDS, SCOTLAND AND MORE. BUT WHEREVER YOU LIVE...YOU ARE NEVER FAR FROM ONE OF OUR BASES. WE HAVE ALL OUR OWN STAFF AND PARTNERS, WORKING IN THEIR LOCAL COUNTIES AND BEYOND WITH NO TRAVELLING CHARGES.

So if you see something that you like on our pages please call or email us...we are open for your calls 7 DAYS A WEEK 8 to 8. We do garden visits on Weekdays, Evenings and Sat/Sun too.

FOR INSTANT ATTENTION and a CHAT call The Designers Direct Line: 07970309165
Mon-Fri 0800-2200hrs. Sat-Sun 0900-2000hrs

Or Office Hours ONLY 5 days 0800 91 98 33

FOR ALMOST INSTANT ATTENTION you can Email: jamesofdesigners.direct@gmail.com

So please give us a call, and take advantage of the remaining spaces...we would love to work for you.

So if you see something that you like on our pages please call or email us...we are open for your calls 7 DAYS A WEEK 8 to 8. We do garden visits on Weekdays, Evenings and Sat/Sun too. and finding smaller rocks!