River Stone Wall

The new stone retaining wall is in its infancy, but is already a favourite garden feature, visible from inside the house. It retains an area of newly built-up ground which I call The Shrubbery.

 Just 6 months old.
Stone Wall in Spring 2008

These photographs were taken when the stone wall was only six months old. Just a baby, as garden features go! And loads of compost and organic fill were barrowed in behind it to plant the shrubs.

 Springtime, with the Choisya in flower on the left.
View from the House

The stones are smooth river stones, and pop up all over my garden - originally the land was part of a river flood plain. I use the stones for path edgings, too - and have plans for greater constructions. A stone belvedere? Maybe next year!

October 2008