The Teddington Gardener

Clints and Grykes

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Having just come back from a Yorkshire tour and visiting Malham Cove, where there is an excellent example of a limestone pavement, complete with clints and grykes au naturel, this garden spoke to me!

One of the Conceptual Gardens, a category unique I think to the Hampton Court Flower Show, this jigsaw of polished limestone cement would work in many garden settings (though I am thinking Jencks rather than suburban).

The ‘clints’ are the flat-topped slabs and the ‘grykes’ are the deep fissures, cut into the bare, soluble limestone by the action of water/acid rain.

http://www.greengardendesign.com/landscape/portfolio/hampton-court/

http://www.rhs.org.uk/Shows-Events/RHS-Hampton-Court-Palace-Flower-Show/2013/Gardens/Garden-directory/The-Clints-and-Grykes-Garden

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For the geographer/geologists…

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Limestone_pavement

Malham Cove

Now you see!

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