I want to create a walkway that looks like a water feature for my Japanese inspired garden project. I want to use these stones from bunnings as the water. Any ideas?
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Welcome to the Workshop community @JTrip. What a fantastic project, I'd be happy to give you some ideas.
To achieve the river theme, the use of convincing pebble and planting material will be the key to its success. I would start by laying 40mm of Brunnings Landscape Paver Sand over the area. You can then place your paving stones how you would like the river to run. I recommend you lay them close together to achieve a continuous river look.
For the infill pebbles at the bottom of the river (around the stepping stones) a pebble of around 10-20mm would look great. Bulk quantities of 10mm Loose River Gravel can be delivered to your home. Along the banks, you might use 20-40mm natural mix pebbles as they are a larger size pebble and will look authentic. 50-80mm Moon Stones could add more variation.
To keep with the river theme when planting, you could use a mix of Alphonse Bamboo, Chinese Money Plant, Spider Plant, Fruit Salad Plant or Colorama Dracaena. These are just a few examples, but there are many more to choose from and I'm sure our creative community members will have some great ideas to share.
We look forward to seeing your river pathway come together. If you have any questions about the products I have suggested, please feel free to ask.
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