photo of split-level garden and decking railway sleepers raised borders
Railway Sleepers - New Soft Wood « Landscape & Builders Merchants
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Bench, steps & raised bed made of railway sleepers. Fairly plain layout but useful for ideas. Might need anti-slip coating for wet-weather. Like the bench to the right (mostly out of picture).
retaining wall w/stone instead of wood and make it wide enough for pots
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I love layering raised beds. Gives so much more interested than a single square or rectangular bed would.
Sleeper retaining walls and pavior capped steps - Gardening For You
RECLAIMED SLEEPERS used as retaining wall and seating