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I am looking at making a short wall in my garden for a raised flowerbed, the wall will be approx 6" in height.
I want to keep the cottage garden type feel, so I don't want anything that will be too uniform.
Can anyone recommend any materials?, Im not sure what to go for, I would go with a grey colour, or even a yellowish colour would be ok.
Six inches isn't really deep enough to need a built raised bed - you could use tiles like this http://www.aggregate.com/bradstone/our-products/garden/garden-edging/rustic-rope-top-/ to make an edging with a cottage garden feel - would that suit your needs?
ok, thanks, I cant really go much higher as the soil would be backing onto the fence, so I just need add another 6" or so of compost and good soil.
although I dont like the one you linked, I do quite like the natural sandstone, so thanks for the link - http://www.aggregate.com/bradstone/our-products/garden/garden-edging/natural-sandstone/
Try the pallet thread?
Stones? Preferably local, arranged into a little wall to contain the bed. If it's only 6" high you could probably get away without mortaring them together.
Or a wooden beam (from an old house roof) or railway sleeper?
Bricks, arranged on a slant?
I have used both stones and wooden beams in my garden. I think they both look good.
We had a lot of sandstone around and arranged it into a raised wall.
You can get joists too which are quite good turned on side, they look similar to sleepers but can be cheaper.