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How we work - simply email or ring us on 01531 630091, giving the approximate shape and dimensions - we will return pictures of suitable rocks which we think fit your requirements.
Some information about Japanese Rocks
There are five basic stone types used in Japanese rock gardening. These are used in a thousand different combinations, but with the understanding of these basic types and some common usage, we can find the right ones for your garden.
One: Soul Stone
The Low Vertical stone, also known as the Soul Stone (Reishoseki). This is a vertically oriented stone with a wide base and a tapered top. This is a very prevalent stone in the landscape; the Guardian stone (Shu go seki) is usually a low vertical.
Two: Body Stone
The Tall Vertical, or Body stone (Taidoseki). This is another upright stone that often symbolic of a person or god. The base is only slightly larger than the top. This is a stone that must be most carefully placed; as it is the tallest stone in the group it is principal in determining the flow of the garden. Generally, this stone is placed to rear and NEVER in front.
Three: Heart Stone
The Flat stone, or Heart stone (Shintaiseki), is a most useful stone. It is as the name implies a flat stone in the manner of a stepping stone. In a complex arrangement it is generally used as the central harmonizing element and in simpler arrangements serves a valuable purpose in harmonizing the vertical stones with the horizontal lines of the earth or water. The Worshiping stone or (Rei hai seki) is always a flat stone.
Four: Branching Stone
The Arching stone is often called the Branching Stone (Shigyoseki) and corresponds to the arms. This stone is the exception to the rule with a flat top wider than the base. This stone is used to tie the two horizontal stones to the two vertical ones as well as drawing together the stone group with the branches of trees.
Five: Ox Stone
The Reclining stone or Ox stone (Kikyakuseki). In height, these vary between the flat stone and the arching stone. One end of the stone is higher than the other. This is a fine-tuning stone, placed in the foreground to unify the other stones and should be placed with great care.
These basic stones are used in any number of combinations and are often combined with Helping or Throwaway stones, smaller nondescript rocks that need not fit any of our formal definitions. Two and three stone groups are the norm and can be combined together to create larger focal points. There are five stone groups that are usually the main focus of a garden, often in the guardian stone position; this is a very powerful grouping and needs careful balancing.
Price does not include delivery or offload - ring Spencer Lane on 01531 630091 to advise location
A rough guide to quantities
400 -600mm (3 per pallet)
600- 900mm (2/3 per pallet)
400mm (5 per pallet)
500mm (4 per pallet)
600mm (3 per pallet)
700mm (2 per pallet)
800-900mm (1 per pallet)
1000mm (1 per pallet)
1200mm (1 per pallet)
Anything bigger than a pallet requires chocking on the vehicle and offload at your end - see images of large stones on Artic bed