2006, Raiding the bank

Raiding the bank

A garden which is situated on a slope has an obvious tendency to slide down hill. The rate of movement is determined by the steepness of the slope and the type of sub terrain. If you happen to have a wall at the bottom of your garden it’s only a matter of time before it becomes an issue. In this case it’s about every 200 years or so.

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The solution is simply to collect the soil from the bottom of the bank and put it back at the top. This process brings an extra dimension to the meaning of the term ‘top soil’.

 

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As ever, digging turns swiftly into formal archeology as we uncover an old land drain.

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