Before Christmas we worked on a rural village garden in idyllic setting with a small stream running through it. It was nice working to the sound of running water. The job involved bringing in 20 tonnes of quarried stone to build one large planter 4 metre in diameter around an olive tree and an adjacent wall with a three cheek ends. The olive was apparently brought in containerised from Spain.
The copes (i.e. the top stones) of the circular planter are flat with and at the right height to serve as a seating area. These copers required quite a bit of working in order to get an inner and outer curved edge but it is a nice clean effect overall. The wall itself kept the regional West-Riding style of coping which had to be chiselled to shape.