I have a design, I need solution ideas?
Ok so I have decided this year to finally sort out the back garden (we've spent the last two years on the inside of the house).
I've tried to do some general upkeep and all the plants in the garden I planted around two years ago and are doing well, with decent growth and have returned for the second year running. However I now want to get the garden to a nice looking area to use for BBQ etc.
So I have attached a plan of the current garden with sizes, a plan of how I would like it to look and some images of the garden too (in it's worst state).
The items I need help with are:
1. At the rear of the garden there is a height difference to the garden behind. I need a retaining solution to sort this out and permanently seperate the two. My current thoughts are flag on edge or 2 railway sleepers?
2. The soil in the flower beds is not great and full of tree roots. I want to create a raised bed (or should I say increase the height of the existing bed in order for me to add some decent compost / top soil and be able to actually get into the ground to plant more. What should I use to increase the wall height? Additional stone? Timber? Suggestions please.
3. As you can see in the pictures the garden walls are in a bad state with spalling bricks and they look awful. My initial thought was to have them filled and rendered with new coping stones? As rebuilding them will be too expensive. Any other solutions are welcome?
4. It has been suggested to me to turn the small wall to the front of the garden into a hardwood seating area? Not sure on the cost of this.
Thanks for your time.