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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 6:54 pm    Post subject: Steps in a steep slope / bank Reply with quote

Has anyone got any tips for putting a set of steps down a steep slope connecting an upper garden to a lower one??? I also need ideas for plants and shrubs that do well on banks. Any help would be very much appreciated.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wider steps would be better than narrower steps.

What are you going to use? Old fashioned railway sleepers? Sandstone? Concrete? Bricks?

Bear in mind a lot of things get slippy when they're wet and green gunge can sometimes build up.

Shrubs? There's loads. Lonicera Nitida. Fuschia. for example.

Plants. Ajuga is good for a bank. Put a few Chamaerops Humilis in with them for something different. They won't be affected by frost so much when they are on a bank.

Have you a picture of the area? What direction in the compass is it facing?

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 8:11 pm    Post subject: Pictures of my site Reply with quote

Hi here's pictures of my slope it is east facing and it is located in a valley between two mountains so it can get very windy but itvprettyvmuch gets all day sun.

How do I attach pictures sorry I'm new to this?[/img][/url]
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 9:17 pm    Post subject: Re: Pictures of my site Reply with quote

PaulGKearney wrote:
How do I attach pictures sorry I'm new to this?[/img][/url]


I use Photobucket.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What about something like this.


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