I Just thought I would send some pics you may like to see of my project.
My garden is very small, but I just wanted to prove you can still use
sleepers creatively even in a small garden.
The photos are from the start right through to the finish of one side
of the garden. (the area to be lawned has been covered in black bags till
My dad used a circuar saw to cut the pine sleepers but the blade didn't
quite reach through despite turning the sleeper over and sawing from both
sides so he finished it by hand, hence the photo!
There is also a photo of a very confused frog which has resided in my
garden for many years and couldn't work out what had got in the way of
his normal route round!!
The Old African Azobe has weathered beautifully with "feathering"
patterns on its surface. We put it flat to terrace the gravelled area
and it looks great.
I would also like to thank you for helping my dad move the sleepers into
the back garden. I didn't say anything at the time, but the previous day
he was in an accident where a skip lorry "T-boned" his car -
ripping the whole left side off. He was battered and bruised, but otherewise
lucky to be alive. I was worried about him lifting anything, but your
help was greatly appreciated.
Thankyou for your kind feedback and great set of pictures. You show perfectly
how you can use railway sleepers effectively in a compact situation.
Lovely photo of a bemused frog ! Hope he recovers his bearings, and your
Dad improves after his ordeal, as well as the sleeper cutting !