But in the course of working on their design, it seemed to me that what this garden design with the existing brick wall just called out for was a wall fountain, and that call came through louder than my client's husband.
The arrow points to a wall fountain. The idea was that this would provide that delicious sound of water falling into water, audible from everywhere in the garden and especially from within the summer house, or pergola.
They both liked the design very much, so I built this landscape, including the water feature. This is it, below. Quite a difference yes?
This wall fountain is in three parts, an upper spout, a small basin and a larger basin. Each of these is a separate unite, cemented and bolted into the wall, But notice that you can't see any plumbing or electrical. Take a closer look.
How was this achieved? With a lot of work. You cut the brick from the wall with an angle grinder and chip out as much cement as necessary to fit in a PVC pipe large enough for the electric cord plug to pass through, going downward. Another PVC pipe goes upward, large enough to fit the tubing from the pump to the spout.
You must then trim down the pieces of brick you cut out in order to fit them back in the wall, over the PVC. Then cement them back in with a strong bonding agent such as 'Thin Set'. Look below to see the finished garden.
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