Dry stone wall forming raised borders
Having discussed with the builder I think we can achieve a more gentle climb to the top using a mix of sloping paths and steps on the lower level. Would be sleeper and aggregate/bark materials rather than gravel which would be a pain with the lawn.
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Maybe not herbs, but I really like the idea of this kind of structure in the back yard. Pea gravel separates the shaped beds, nice. Choose plants that will thrive in my unfortunate climate.
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