Willow spiling is the most common and best known green solution for bank revetment. The technique uses woven living willow to form flexible, live, growing structures which resist and deflect water flows, enabling the bank and vegetation to naturally re-generate and stabilise to prevent further erosion.
The Banshee, from the Irish “bean sí” (“woman of the síde” or “woman of the fairy mounds”) is a female spirit in Irish folklore, usually seen as a harbinger of death, as well as a messenger from the Otherworld. In Irish legend, a banshee is a fairy woman who begins to wail if someone is about to die.
Le Haut, Guernsey The garden surrounds a refurbished and extended traditional granite house, set among a network of high-banked lanes. The new design keeps the garden inward looking to provide shelter but with glimpses out at key points to link with the surrounding landscape. Terraces and seating spaces are linked by weathered stone paths through granite retaining walls and planted banks. Designer Debbie Roberts MSGD - SGD2014 = Society of Garden Designers