unusual garden, unusual problem to make safe - any ideas?
I've got 2 little children who are now getting to the age where they can play in the garden. We have a lovely large green area (it's going to be life times work to get it where we want it), but the problem is that the round the sides of the wall is a 20 ft drop! There is a stone wall all the way round the garden which is about 3ft tall, and as you can see in the photos all blends nicely with the house. The 20 ft drop leads to a river on one side, and a waterwheel on the other. Both a real hazzard for the kids!
So, I wonder if you have any ideas on how to increase the safety. A local firm came out and have suggested putting a fence all the way round. While that probably is the safest option, i'm loathed to hide the lovely wall which is a feature of the garden i think. In addition, i will cut beds out all the way along and plant some suitably jaggy plants!
Have you any ideas on how i can keep the babies safe, but also keep the lovely wall?
Thanks in advance for your thoughts