Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Tiles for a pond

I have lined the small pond I dug at the north west end of Troy Track last year with black butyl and have been wondering for some days about how to design a suitable edging.
I thought handmade tiles might be a good idea so I went to see Aldershaw, a small tile-making business on the road to Hastings. Here I found some beautiful six inch squares made out of our local Wadhurst Clay from a pit in a nearby wood and have used some for the edging (see photo). They are only loosely arranged at present and will try to work out how to settle them better. At the back of the pond where the ground rises almost vertically I have laid an Ailanthus log.

The top picture shows a close up of one of the hand made tiles: very shibusa.

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