Choosing a site for your mosaic
Add interest to large areas of paving
Enhance a seating area
Define entrances to other parts of your garden
Spectacular in areas of your garden that you can view from above
Ideally site in a nice open sunny position, away from overhanging trees
Guidelines for site preparation
Joints between blocks are grouted
7.5 cm (3 inchs) mosaic block
Approx 3.5cm (1 inch) sand or mortar mix to bed block down
10 to 15cm (4 to 6 inches) compacted hard core base
Average total depth of hole 25cm (10 inches) approx
The exact size and depth of hole required to install the mosaic sections will be specified for each project.
Pebbles and other materials
I hand sort every pebble for the right, size, colour, shape and suitability. My aim is to make a mosaic that will last.
Pebbles are a natural product and will of course show variation in colour and textures which makes the mosaic more interesting and individual.
I enjoy using a variety of materials such as coloured glass nuggets to create iridescent effects, slate and Cotswold stone to define the elements of a design, and other beautiful exciting coloured minerals such as green malachite to give visual impact.