Round logs for border/raised bed/retaining wall
I currently have a mess of garden which we are trying to tidy up this summer, a year of chickens trashing it has made it look horrendous so they have been confined to a large pen only to be let out under supervision lol! (I can hear them squaking in horrer!)
We live on a slope so the garden of the neighbours to our right as you look down the garden are higher than us, as it there fence. This means there is a slope from the bottom of their fence to our lawn where I want to make a reasonable sized border. We thought about putting sleepers along and making it a raised bed which will match the fence height and also stop the chooks making too much mess. But I don't want to to be so straight so I am thinking of having a wall/raised bed made from wooden poles so I can make it wavy and less harsh. Like this http://www.leavesandlifestyles.co.uk/acatalog/landscaping-timbers.html
Has anyone done this? How easy was it? Do you secure the posts like you do with fence posts? with concrete? They will have to hold the soil back so need to be secure. I was think of getting 2' posts and sinking 1/3-1/2 into the ground. Would it be ok just to have them along the front and sides and not the back as this i bordered by next doors fence? As the garden also slopes from the top of the bottom we need to put a sort of step on them, either a continual decrease in height all the wall up, or in 2 or 3 longer steps.
We can't afford to get someone into do it but don't want to make a rubbish job of it, My husband is pretty handy but not an expert.