Great way to use old sleepers: intersperse with stones for a contemporary and fabulous looking pathway . . .

Take the {repurposed} Path Less Traveled

DIY: Reclaimed Wood and Rock Patio.Driveway of my house c railroad ties and mosaic as walkways to tie together! My house!

DIY Raised Bed Garden Tutorial using 4-ft pretreated landscaping timbers (which the author says only cost 79 cents apiece!)

DIY Raised Bed Garden Tutorial using pretreated landscaping timbers (which the author says only cost 79 cents apiece!this is how we built our garden sincee our soil is that nappy clay crap. They lost more like each in my area

Create soft meandering pathways instead of those that follow a straight, structured line. Many paving materials work in cottage gardens, including wood chips, stone, old bricks, and flagstone.

The Elements of Cottage Garden Design

Using the rocks in our backyard - so far, its looking great! Slow going, but totally worth it. I'm using up all the rock that we've unearthed while landscaping. A free, natural looking path!

Lee's imaginative railway sleepers

Upright railway sleeper garden bed For 1810 retainer walls on sides? Could easily make it taper to ground slope.

Garden with height differences, sloped garden

I love layering raised beds. Gives so much more interested than a single square or rectangular bed would.

cottage garden

Previous Pinner: small lush cottage garden by SHR: Interesting alternative the small brick walkway among lush flowers of every kind, but no grass or lawn. Wonder if it could be done with perennials.

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