Bill Inge is a Kapiti based sculptor inspired by the driftwood found locally on the
beaches of Kapiti. Combining it with Oamaru Limestone he creates beautiful
natural sculptures that will complement any garden or outdoor space. His work is
available through Jane Inge Landscape and Exterior Design, from Lush Gallery in
Raumati or Flax Gallery in Greytown.
Creating a discreet edging between planting and lawns or gravel has always been a mission. There are any number of alternatives such as brick, half round timbers or continuous concrete which will provide a broad mowing strip that suits a more formal design but in informal designs where the edging is not a feature in its own right the solution becomes more difficult.
For straight lines the easiest method has been to use treated boards held in place vertically by timber pegs. For a lawn edging these are laid so that the top of the board doesn’t interfere with a mower, which can be run directly over the top. Timber boards can also be used on gentle curves but when it comes to smaller arcs and circles they are too firm to be bent.
A UK product now available here in NZ is Rite-edge. This is an aluminium edging which comes in sections that can be cut to size and linked together. They are fixed in place with pegs to be able to form any shape from circles to sharp angles. In black of brown it can blend in with the design or for a more contemporary look the bare aluminium can be used. Although initially more expensive that timber edging the long life of aluminium means it will still be looking good long after timber needs replacing.
For further details visit www.terrascape.co.nz