Removed old deck... now where to start!!
We are lucky to live in Bournemouth where we can grow some wonderful plants and I need some help on how to create a garden basically from scratch!
We have a small-ish garden that faces NW out the back of the house.
At the end of the garden we have a 5mx5m log cabin as our home office, to one side a small overhang used for bikes. Right on the boundary to the NE we have a very old 10 foot Camilla tree, do you have any ideas on how we can surround the tree? see picture for the mess that is there at the moment!
In front of our lovely log cabin we did have a large decking area... until yesterday! See picture! Now that the decking has gone the log cabin is about 1 foot higher than the front so I need to create some kind of retaining wall/step, this will also cover the foundations of the log cabin.
Yesterday I pulled up the old deck that has been down for over 15 years now, underneath I found the classic 90's pink and white concrete slabs in an off set diamond shape. Around this area In each corner I have a triangle of bare ground. To the left of all this I have concrete, right up to the boundary fence (SW).I was thinking in this area of having a raised bed for vegetables? I did research into railway sleepers but for what I want this could end up being expensive. I am thinking now about breeze blocks and rendered?
Do I leave the concrete 90's slabs and add around them or do start from scratch?
Any ideas would be welcome, I cant wait to get started but I need guidance!