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Round logs for border/raised bed/retaining wall

Posted: 12/04/2013 at 19:55

Thats the look Im going for, although telegraph poles are abit big, the garden isn't very wide so need to use something narrower so it doesn't take up too much room. My husband suggested log rolls, but Im wondering how they will work as the garden is also on a downward slope.

Twisted Willow

Posted: 12/04/2013 at 19:44

Sorry for all the questions! So shal we dig it up now, separate the straight from the curly and replant furhter away from the house?

Round logs for border/raised bed/retaining wall

Posted: 12/04/2013 at 18:18

thanks for the replys, what would you put behind them blackest? We were thinking of digging a channel, putting some gravel in the bottom them cementing them in place. Are they still likely to get pushed forward by the soil? We could line them with something to stop roots pushing through them? Im not sure how else to get a curved rasied wall? Sleepers would be fine, just think it will make the garden look very straight!

Twisted Willow

Posted: 12/04/2013 at 18:14

how big is a hazel likely to grow?, could I put it in a big pot?

Twisted Willow

Posted: 12/04/2013 at 17:51

Having had another proper look at it it appears I made a mistake. The straight bit is actually off a separate trunk (the right hand one in the 2nd pic), they are abit attached to each other which made it look otherwise. So I would need to dig it all up to get rid of the straight bit?

Twisted Willow

Posted: 12/04/2013 at 17:49


Twisted Willow

Posted: 12/04/2013 at 17:48


Twisted Willow

Posted: 12/04/2013 at 17:15

that looks just like it Silver Surfer! See how clueless I am, I just believed what someone told me it was a willlow and I just believed them. I will try and take a picture now once the rain stops!


Twisted Willow

Posted: 12/04/2013 at 17:05

Diggingdoris, this worrys me! It is currently about 8foot away from the house, we moved here 3,5 years ago and it has grown although not hugely. How fast do they grow? and should be be concenred that it is so close to the house?

Round logs for border/raised bed/retaining wall

Posted: 12/04/2013 at 16:39

I currently have a mess of garden which we are trying to tidy up this summer, a year of chickens trashing it has made it look horrendous so they have been confined to a large pen only to be let out under supervision lol! (I can hear them squaking in horrer!)

We live on a slope so the garden of the neighbours to our right as you look down the garden are higher than us, as it there fence. This means there is a slope from the bottom of their fence to our lawn where I want to make a reasonable sized border. We thought about putting sleepers along and making it a raised bed which will match the fence height and also stop the chooks making too much mess. But I don't want to to be so straight so I am thinking of having a wall/raised bed made from wooden poles so I can make it wavy and less harsh. Like this http://www.leavesandlifestyles.co.uk/acatalog/landscaping-timbers.html

Has anyone done this? How easy was it? Do you secure the posts like you do with fence posts? with concrete? They will have to hold the soil back so need to be secure. I was think of getting 2' posts and sinking 1/3-1/2 into the ground. Would it be ok just to have them along the front and sides and not the back as this i bordered by next doors fence? As the garden also slopes from the top of the bottom we need to put a sort of step on them, either a continual decrease in height all the wall up, or in 2 or 3 longer steps.

We can't afford to get someone into do it but don't want to make a rubbish job of it, My husband is pretty handy but not an expert.




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