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Hi I have bought a house and the back yard has been used for storage of 2 cars but I don't think I am going to use it for parking or storage there' two bits to the garden probably going to have to get someone to quote on this one but just wondered if anybody had ant ideas 
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  • kim_118kim_118 Posts: 5
    edited April 2018
    Here is another picture 
    Was thinking of having the wall built up and just putting a garden gate on too 
  • DampGardenManDampGardenMan Posts: 1,054
    What sort of garden do you want?
  • kim_118kim_118 Posts: 5
    Ideally I would like it level and would like it either concrete or paving not sure if this can be done as it is on a slope with a wall built at either side so I can have a little bit of a garden. Didn't know whether to put decking at the top part I want something that is dog and rabbit friendly though. I really don't know much about gardening or garden landscaping 
  • Kitty 2Kitty 2 ManchesterPosts: 5,150
    Personally I'd advise against trying to level it.
    I assume that it's been split into two levels because of the height difference between the house and the street outside. 

    Initially I would give it a good jet wash to get rid of the green algae and grime. A fresh lick of paint on the walls and some potted plants would brighten it up and soften the edges until you decide exactly what you want from the space.
  • DampGardenManDampGardenMan Posts: 1,054
    edited April 2018
    After jet-washing, painting etc, you might like to think about knocking a few small holes through the concrete next to the wall and see if you can get down to soil. This would let you plant some climbers which you could train along the walls on wires, which would help soften things. After that it's a case, as @Kitty 2 said, for pots. But remember that you'll have to water said pots!
  • Kitty 2Kitty 2 ManchesterPosts: 5,150
    A word of warning if you're thinking of decking the top bit.  It can get dangerously slippy when wet and covered with algae and moss, which it might end up covered with judging by the green wall in the photos.
    Having a rabbit hutch there might attract rats to nest underneath too.

    I'd stick with paving, which is easier to clean with pets around.
  • kim_118kim_118 Posts: 5
    Thanks for your comments and yes I did think that about having decking the slippy bit 
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  • Loraine3Loraine3 Posts: 541
    Losing the double gate car access will devalue property. If you want privacy, put in garage doors. 
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