Sleeper retaining walls and pavior capped steps
This could solve my gardening problems of the future for a garden on a slope
DIY Garden Steps & Stairs • Lots of ideas, tips & tutorials! Including, from '2 minute gardener', this great tutorial on making landscape timber stairs.
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inexpensive but really effective- sleeper construction raised garden beds
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Bench, steps & raised bed made of railway sleepers. Fairly plain layout but useful for ideas. Might need anti-slip coating for wet-weather. Like the bench to the right (mostly out of picture).
The combination of rendered walls, wide steps, warm stone copings and nice planting is very nice. A white render and darker brown or grey stone would look good in the cottage - a more refined version of what you currently have.
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Few Steps up built leading to the garden area with Indian Sandstone Patio Design and nice new Lawn.