Raised Rendered Concrete Garden Beds - Foundation & Wall Help Needed!
I'm hoping some of you can help advise me on the best way to achieve my planned final design. I've been reading so much online and hearing different things around the rendering and what surface to build the wall on.
I will share my design (which has been built in Landscaping software) below, and also some pictures of the footings I've dug up.
My two issues are interlinked as my biggest concern is the moisture from the blocks damaging the final rendered wall. But I'm also looking to make my walls secure and safe, so I want the foundations to be built correctly.
Originally I was planning to cement the footings however due to the concerns of moisture building up, I believe a hardcore base would be best?
I've then read about different things regarding the rendering walls so I'm hoping you guys can advise me on the best way to do this (inside and out)?
I plan to purchase these blocks.
The plans you will see below give a rough idea of what I plan to put in the raised beds (the higher part will have some sort of topiary trees and the lower part next to water feature will have flowers).
I will be building the wall 10cm from the fence, and the total depth of flower beds will be 70cm (50cm planting area).
As you will see from the plans, there will be a water feature - this wont have a back wall behind it tho (I'm simply putting one infront of it to "complete the look".
This will all be done by myself as my first project as I want to avoid labouring costs, so I'm taking a lot of care planning it as I want to do it right.
Thanks for any help you can provide!