Posted: 27/01/2013 at 16:24
My daughter lives on Jersey and most of the back gardens are like this. She has had (treated) railway sleeper positioned vertically and horizontally at the bottom and middle of her 'cliff' and railway sleeper steps go up the middle. This has provided two long but narrower beds which she finds much easier to plant out.
She has planted a row of lavender on the bottom border and plants such as different colours of phormiums and evergreens at the top. Between these she can plant perennials and summer bedding. There is colour all the year round and she now finds it easy to maintain.