This large-sized country house courtyard garden in Walkington near Beverley, East Yorkshire was designed during the Summer of 2010.

Prior to commencing my design, the garden was mainly laid to travertine limestone paving with sections of artificial lawn edged by real buxus hedging that was suffering from "box blight".

The Design Brief was as follows: A busy professional couple wanted a very low-maintenance garden to entertain and relax in that was also "child-friendly".

The main design-feature was to be a series of large terraces of Indian Sandstone paving linked by "stepping stones" over a large artificial lawn (the Client owned a company specialising in artificial golf greens". The main terrace was to be for dining whilst one near the swimming pool room was to house a children's "Wendy House" and act as a breakfast terrace.

A relaxing "outdoor lounge" area was to be housed on a high quality raised hardwood deck and was to feature comfy rattan seating and a raised fire-pit/table top. The properties lounge was to be accessed via. a flight of steps constructed from the same hardwood and featured a bespoke tiered water cascade at the edges which was to be constructed from lead sheet. The most unusual aspect of this design is that the Client requested that the proposed box-hedging, topiary and lawn be constructed from synthetic materials due to their previous experiences and for low maintenance purposes.

The property is down a rural lane on the outskirts of Walkington in East Yorkshire.

This design was completed and handed over to the Clients and their builders in the summer of 2010. The landscape construction works took place later that summer and the photographs of the completed garden were taken during 2013.

Location: Walkington, East Yorkshire.
Client: Private.
Garden Designer: David Beasley.

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Billybop replied to John F's discussion Battery indicates fully charged but does not operate ?
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BCH Gardens replied to John F's discussion Battery indicates fully charged but does not operate ?
"Thats the best and safest result John.  Pleased that's resolved this way.
Spot on Billybop - but they are designed that way because the first thing a joiner does is throw a battery into a toolbag of sharp things in the back of the van, or drop it…"
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Gary RK replied to John F's discussion Battery indicates fully charged but does not operate ?
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Billybop replied to John F's discussion Battery indicates fully charged but does not operate ?
"that's good.  to be fair, the power tool type Li-Ion battery packs are generally a lot sturdier and less volatile than the Li-Po type used in radio controlled planes etc"
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John F replied to John F's discussion Battery indicates fully charged but does not operate ?
"Crikey !! I was just about to give the battery a bang on the ground but on second thoughts ? 
Thanks for the advice It just highlights the need to treat these batteries with respect .
I have contacted the supplier and absolute sterling service after…"
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BCH Gardens replied to John F's discussion Battery indicates fully charged but does not operate ?
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check your charger manual to make sure the green/red flashing does not indicate a bad cell - a good charger should point blank refuse to charge a battery with a bad cell.  Li-ion batteries can do very weird things when they have a bad cell. …"
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Billybop replied to John F's discussion Battery indicates fully charged but does not operate ?
"probably not charging up to quite the voltage of a healthy battery of the same type which can indicate a cell gone bad in it. or even a battery managent system failure. does that flashing sequence on your charger indicate a fault, as brands are…"
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John F replied to John F's discussion Battery indicates fully charged but does not operate ?
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