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Large Circular Trough – Used For a Rose Garden Project in Yorkshire

We recently sold a large circular trough to a customer in Yorkshire who has used it as a centre piece in her rose garden.  Granite sets have been used to set the trough off , and the trough has been placed on a plinth which was specially built to raise it up to draw the […]

My Own Herb Garden in a Stone Trough

I love to cook, and to me there is nothing more satisfying than stepping outside of my back door onto my patio, and snipping fresh, home grown herbs straight from the garden.  Antique stone troughs make superb herb gardens.  Smaller, shallow stone troughs arranged in groups, different shapes and sizes make an attractive display when […]

Plant a Vine

A vine has been planted in this beautiful stone trough, which adds interest to an otherwise ordinary stone wall.

Create a Parterre Garden with a Circular Stone Trough

A parterre is a pattern of boxwood or similar hedge plants, with the areas between filled with other plants. Traditionally, the hedging would be the permanent plants, and the infill made up of annuals and vegetables.  A stunning addition would be to place a central feature within the parterre, such as a circular stone trough […]

Grow Your Own Veg!

We have used antique troughs as raised beds for our own vegetable garden this year.  Potatoes, carrots, cabbages, lettuce, beetroot and onions, to name but a few of the vegetables we have grown.  Results so far are excellent!  Good drainage is key.  We have drilled through the base of the troughs and used plenty of […]

Ducks Take Flight

A large antique millstone has been used to create a spectacular water feature in a garden south of Harrogate.  We sold this fabulous 5′ diameter millstone to one of our customers who placed it in the centre of a purpose built pond.  It has been raised up on a plinth by about a foot.  Water […]

Long Narrow Stone Trough Used for Climbers

This long narrow trough was used in a tight parking area of a driveway, to be used to plant on a north facing wall.  The trough was sold only 2 years ago to this customer, who had tried all sorts of different planting without success.  This pyracantha looks like it is thriving and gives the […]

Stone trough ideas in large gardens

We were out and about visiting some of the troughs that we have sold locally so that we can post images to give customers ideas and inspiration for their own gardens.  This beautiful large stone trough has been used in a very large space in a garden just outside of Harrogate . It has created […]

Chelsea Flower Show success for Tracey Foster

We are delighted that Tracey Foster picked up a Gold Award  with her Welcome To Yorkshire Garden. Not only are  extremely excited that Tracey has won this award, we are so please that people have had the opportunity to enjoy a garden filled with yorkshire stone. We first met Tracey Foster several years ago, when […]

Stone Troughs by night

With this strange weather, we were thinking that it would be great to show customers some of our troughs lit up at night. We shall be featuring a section of “troughs by night’ so people can enjoy our beautiful stone troughs in the dark, as well as during the day.