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Not selling after advice, we have a large lawn at the back and around it we have raised borders. I have always used the log rolls to separate the lawn and borders but after 3 years they've rotted. I've thought about using railway sleepers but am unsure. What do people thing 6" gravel boards will look like?


  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,051

    I use 6" gravel boards between my paths and borders. Once the planting fills out and gently tumbles over them, they're invisible. 

    I'd try to keep about 2" above the grass level so you have a nice area against which you can strim, or bury them so the top is flush with the grass ( if you're clever with your levels ) and you can mow over the top.

  • vernoverno Posts: 10

    I think it's a good idea to replace them with railway sleepers as it could last long and give you more convenience. The 6" gravel boards looks awesome for gardens and you can easily find and use them.

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 52,085

    Timber's a cheap and easy remedy for edging, but make sure it's done properly, and is well secured. 

    If the area's small, railway sleepers are excellent, but more expensive. If it's big - you need a bank balance to match!

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
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