The Yorkstone patio from the Georgian restoration below. Laying Yorkstone has to be one of the most exhausting types of hard landscaping so watch your back! The pointing is fresh in this photo - known as ‘green’ - within a few weeks it will turn to a similar colour as the flagstones themselves. You can also see a 'slot’ drain if you look carefully, they allow water to drain away without looking big and unsightly.

gem inspired playlist!

well basically I just picked songs I like and added a few which gemma had posted about but don’t pin me down on her liking it as well. love lena x x

Femme Fatale - The Velvet Underground

Carmensita - Devendra Banhart

Place To Be - Nick Drake

Modern Love - David Bowie

And She Was - Talking Heads

Party Girl - Chinawoman

Song For Zula - Phosphorescent

The Only One - The Black Keys

Indigo - Milky Chance

Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings - Father John Misty

To Know Him Is To Love Him - Amy Winehouse

Child Of The Universe - Barclay James Harvest

Karma Police - Radiohead 

Beach Baby - Bon Iver

Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin

Obstacle 1 - Interpol

Gethsemane - Dry the River

Aqualung - Jethro Tull

Small Hands - Keaton Henson

Woozy With Cider - James Yorkston

My Kind of Woman - Mac Demarco

Bullet Lovers - The Jesus And Mary Chain

The Next World - Opus Orange

Heavenly Father - Bon Iver

Walk on the Wild Side - Lou Reed

Every Other Freckle - alt-J

Anemone - Brian Jonestown Massacre

Mi Negrita - Devendra Banhart

Mykonos - Fleet Foxes

From Safety To Where - Joy Division 

I Touch Myself - Divinyls

The Gospel of John Hurt - alt-J

That’s Us/Wild Combination - Arthur Russell

Try A Little Tenderness - Otis Redding

Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd