Railway sleeper borders
Angela.oneillwalker Posts: 50
Hi can anyone help please? We’re having railing sleepers installed as a border right round the Garden 3-4 high. They will be lined, is it ok to plant anything then? We don’t want larger plants, bamboo, shrubs or trees to effectively become pot bound due to the lining, is there a specific lining we should use? I’m not good with Gardens however we do want larger plants for privacy. Thank you so much for any advice. Angie
After that, what you plant depends on what soil you already have or will put in behind the sleeper wall - acid, alkaline, sandy, clay, loamy, stony - as well as which way it all faces, how much sun it gets and how exposed you are to strong winds, heavy frosts, rain, drought......
If they are a fence/wall and not a retaining wall then the same applies with regard to soil, aspect, exposure. How tall the plants need to grow depends on what you're trying to disguise or hide from and how "solid" you need the privacy screening to be.
Could you post a picture or two?
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Hi Fire it’s going to be on part soil part existing flagging.
Dont go mad everyone and never speak to me again, fake grass is going in the middle