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By Budgie

United Kingdom Gb

I have a raised earth bank, size depth 2metres and 10 metres wide directly outside the patio area in garden. the area is covered with shingle and edged with planking, planking rotted away and falling apart. I want to get rid of the shingle an replace the planking. what would you suggest to do with it, that wont brake the bank.



Plant it up with the ground cover plants of your choice?

27 Jul, 2011


Could you put a picture of it on the site, then we'd all have a better idea what the problem is, Budgie. It may be that you need some more wooden supports to keep the soil back and to stabilise it all, then you could do as Beattie says, and plant it up with ground cover plants. Or how about terracing it, so that you'd have a rockery effect, then grow alpines, etc. on there. Anyway, give us a photo, then we can help more. Annie (Cumbria)

27 Jul, 2011

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