Over the past few weeks we have been building a series of retainingwalls and raisedplantingbeds in a sloping garden near Hungerford. Anyone that works outside will appreciate how wet it was over that period, and yes, excavating the ground in such soggy conditions was challenging! Thankfully, an addition to the team in the form of a new digger proved invaluable in dealing with all that mud…
A blank canvas
On Katie’s first visit to our client, she found a blank canvas to work with. As is the case with many new houses, the builder had installed a small patio at the back of the house and laid the rest of the sloping garden to lawn. Katie’s design plan would incorporate and make the most of this slope, by creating retaining walls as a feature in the garden. The walls would provide a practical solution to planting, with a series of raised beds incorporated within the design. The construction of a series of steps would create an accessible route to the upper part of the garden.
The landscaping so far
What’s left to do?
A new lawn will be laid this week and the finishing touch will be planting up the beds to the specification of Katie’s planting plan. This will take place towards the end of November just before the colder winter temperatures set in.
Update 9th December 2019
A few more photos now we’ve finished laying the lawn – and the last photo below shows the raised beds planted up too – all finished in plenty of time for Christmas, despite the very soggy weather!
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