Karen's raised beds & edging with new pine railway sleepers

Changes to my front Garden
Some time ago I'd used some new Pine railway sleepers in the garden, which I had previously bought from RailwaySleepers.com, some years ago.  2006 I think. The garden was now looking somewhat tired in places. (I've enclosed some old pictures of it in the later photos) So, I decided to buy some new Pine half railway sleepers, 1.2m x 200mm x 100mm.

I found these light and easy to handle. I painted two coats of Cupernol Shades Willow Green before I assembled them, using the Timberlok sleeper screws. I worked around existing plants. I built two new raised beds, and an edging along the side of the path. I put a retaining wall at the bottom of my sloping garden. 

In one bed my grandson and I put in carrot, beetroot and onion seeds. The other bed was planted with Primroses, then poppy and cornflower seeds were cast. I also put in a small pond in the corner of the raised bed just large enough for marginal plants.

1.2m x 100mm x 200mm new British pine railway sleepers

RailwaySleepers.com Says..

Thank you so much for your beautiful and comprehensive set of striking photos. It's wonderful to see the transformation of your garden from earlier years to your latest landscaping design. A great example of blending hard landscaping (the new pine railway sleepers) with a gorgeous collection of plants. Lovely to hear that your grandson is involved too!