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Hi all

I will upload some more pics soon, but heres a few to show our results so far. 

Thank you to who advised we sink the sleepers flat and level with the soil and grass, mowing has been much easier for my bf

Missy x



That looks really smart


Thank you


Here's a few before and in progress, was hard work haha.






That really looks good! I love it!


lovely, and without being too sexist, well done to your bf.

wow, that looks fab ! I'm waiting to get sleepers on my flower beds too.  I shall look at yours in the meantime 


That looks so neat!  Good job!  And great idea!  My plan is to build a raised bed veggie plot with sleepers and I was wondering about a mowing edge.  Great idea to sink a sleeper!  And there's some parts of my garden where gravel meets grass or border.  Sleepers would do the trick.  Thanks for the tip!

Where did you get your sleepers from Missymr ?

Scott Edwards

That looks so smart with the sleepers. I am also very envious of your lawn!

star gaze lily

That looks really great, lovely lawn too

That looks amazing! Would never have thought about sinking the sleepers! The person who suggested it definitely needs credit

Brilliant job and brilliant idea.  It looks fabulous!

Lovely, looks very effective and I'm jealous of your lawn too!



Yay thanks everyone

hey punkdoc, I got stuck in too....haha see



It was obelixx who suggested we lay them flat, so thank you

Peanuts3 wrote (see)

Where did you get your sleepers from Missymr ?

Hi Peanuts3, we got them from Bromsgrove, singleton nurseries

Did you put them straight in the ground or lay concrete or gravel? Did you put any sort of membrane down? Looking to do this but not sure how! 


It looks wonderful Missy.  Well done to you and BF.

We did this years ago to edge a slightly sloping lawn with an "organic" edge so got some chappies to heave and cut the wood as they were old railway sleepers with bits of metal still on them.   It worked amazingly well.   We could just drive over the edges with the mower and OH would go round with his strimmer to neaten it maybe once every 4 to 6 weeks.

We also used sleepers to make retaining walls to hold up our potager so that it could be levelled and not sloping.  The insides were lined with black plastic to keep moisture form the soil off them and a few years later they were growing lovely moss and lichens.   That was about 18 to 20 years ago and they were still looking great when we left it all behind to move here last October.

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