03 August 2019 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News
ORIGINAL 100% PURE AUSTRALIAN!
Here in the UK we are increasingly using old tropical hardwood railway sleepers for imaginative gardening and landscaping. They were originally imported as new timbers from Australia and laid on our railway tracks about 40 or 50 years ago. However we can now see the original Australian examples in New South Wales of rugged landscaping formed with their own Jarrah railway sleepers brimming full of wonderful character and rustic weathering. Spot the original signs and notices!!
19 July 2019 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News
We love the look that Amy & Ben have created. The contrast between the rugged multi coloured weathering of the chunky reclaimed hardwood railway sleepers and the clean golden lines of the new arched gate is wonderful. They had leftover a lot of off-cuts of reclaimed hardwood railway sleepers which they had used to build a retaining wall and wanted to fill either side of the garden gate with an alternative to traditional panels of fencing. An eye catching creation!
02 July 2019 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News
Thanks to Karen for her great pictures of Wymeswold's Open Gardens. It's like entering a secret railway sleeper sweetie shop, and coming across unexpected landscaping delights. An absolute pleasure.
25 June 2019 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News
Disguises come in many shapes and sizes. What a great way of preserving the character of an old Lincolnshire village house, by hiding large unsightly calor gas tanks in an old hardwood railway sleeper raised bed. Brilliant! Shame you've got to display the warning sign, though!
24 June 2019 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News
Once a year, Cotgrave garden enthusiasts open their garden gates, and reveal their landscaping secrets, including railway sleeper designs, in aid of a local Nottingham charity 'Dove Cottage Hospice'. A unique opportunity to wander through local Nottinghamshire gardens that are normally hidden from view, and enjoy their many unexpected pleasures, including wonderful railway sleeper landscaping.
01 June 2019 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News
What a simple yet impressive design, and a beautiful example of used tropical hardwood railway sleepers being used to create a garden wall, gate posts and raised beds. The natural bleached effect blends effortlessly with the grass and planting, and frames the stunning view beyond. A great example of railway sleeper landscaping.
24 May 2019 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News
It's wonderful to see the finished pictures of the landscaping he has created with the new oak railway sleepers, especially now that they have started to weather to a lovely silver grey colour. A warm and relaxing design that doesn't upstage the planting!
22 May 2019 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News
What an beautiful set of new railway sleeper raised beds Alex has created in his garden, surrounded so privately by trees and hedges. A wonderful place to disappear to, and escape from the tomfoolery of Brexit, and peacefully nurture fabulous vegetables!
11 May 2019 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News
Many thanks to Paul for his photos of his impressive railway sleeper project, that is a credit to his design, precision and hard graft. The outstanding effort he has put in to dig out and prepare the footings and move and cut 2 tons of railway sleepers, in a very compact, sloping site is really praise worthy. The end product is imaginative and beautifully transforms the garden.
09 May 2019 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News
Once Jane had worked out the position of the raised bed (moving a prickly pyracantha!) everything went smoothly. After starting with a lack lustre drill, she eventually organised a powerful one (thanks to her friend Karen) and the timberlok sleeper screws shot through the railway sleepers perfectly. The onions, spinach, strawberries, lettuce and runner beans are now all growing, and hopefully promising a bumper crop. It makes good use of what was a wasted space. http://www.railwaysleepers.com/projects/raised-beds-with-railway-sleepers/janes-raised-vegetable-bed-with-new-pine-railway-sleepers