All Gardens Great and Small are based in South Chailey near Lewes. We complete many works in the Newick, Piltdown, Fletching, Sheffield Park area of the county. Below I show an interesting Tobermore block drive I managed to photograph as we completed in Newick.
All Gardens Great and Small are genuine landscape Gardeners, established in 1983. As landscapers we are highly versatile in the arts of walling, paving, turfing,fencing, patios, decking and even clearance work! We are happy to take on Insurance damage work. Some of the projects we undertake in a year include making good after cows have broken free into neighbouring gardens! Even damage caused by a fire engine out on a call entering a private property! Many brick pillars, walls and gate posts damaged by minor accidents...
Back to Newick....These works were started in Mid September 2012 by Peter & Ian for customers we had previously completed a large rear patio for many years ago in Newick, Near Lewes, East Sussex.
The existing drive was a mixture of concrete and gravel and the aim was to create a solid tight fitting block driveway. We researched considerably and the Tobermore range were very dense, made of granite chippings, were very accurately made, tight fitting and keep their colour. We considered Marshalls and Brett, but went for this excellent Irish Tobermore range. Tobermore products in the UK are not common, but Parkers from Haywards Heath carry some stock and supplied us efficiently.
Original drive is dug up
Tobermore paving has arrived
All is pegged out to get levels correct
It is quite a large area
This is the Tobermore Shannon we are using on this project
New drainage in.
Pouring Concrete with Mixamate, we were using a drylene mix
Our track barrow was very useful
Weak mix was well compacted
Not much more to lay
We are now laying blocks over a compacted screed coarse sand bed
Laid to a brick edge
Again using our barrow!
Plenty more Dry Sharp sand needed
We progress steadily
A good half completed
Frontage going in
Lots of cutting still to do
Nice neat cuts along the edges
Blocks tightly fit
1st Car is onto the drive! The customer was keen to start using!
Children want to get on their bikes too!
All dressed with kiln dried sand
Now fully complete!
Feel free to browse the new website and make use of the services. You will find our photo gallery, diary pages from All Gardens Great and Small, and our projects page. Initially these links go to our old site. But gradually as we steadily rewrite ... all will be new!This Site is owned and created by Ian Salmon of All Gardens Great & Small Landscape Gardeners based on The East & West Sussex Borders of the UK. We aim to promote good landscaping in Mid Sussex!! We cover Brighton, Hove, Worthing, Burgess Hill, Haywards Heath, Lewes, Hassocks, East Grinstead, Crawley, Eastbourne, Uckfield, Newick and all the villages in between! We have also been recently working in Surrey and Kent! We don't mind travelling, as long as we can obtain our materials nearby!