I was browsing your website for prices on hardwood
timbers for a new project I'm working on when I went to the photo section
and remembered some pictures I had taken of a community garden I had built.
The garden was built last winter and planted in the spring of 2005 at George
Green School, London E14.
The photo's show the deck and sleeper benches, also the large area surrounded
by sleepers in the garden is a wild flower meadow ( just begining to grow
). I excavated the topsoil from this area to a depth of about 500mm, removing
the soil and seed bank (weeds). The area (hole) was then surrounded by a sleeper
wall and backfilled with 20 tonnes of crushed concrete fines. This is cheap
( around £60 ) and more importantly nutrient poor. The seed mix was
then sown, & in the autumn of 2005 I revisited the site to give the meadow
it's first cut.
The material you can see on the paths is Netpave 50, which allows wheelchair
access on graveled or grassed paths.
Thanks for your support on this project
David Bloor Mudchute Park & Farm
What an epic astonishing
project, involving hundreds of railway sleepers, and weeks of intricate and
backbreaking ground preperation and landscaping. A huge reclaimation of a
hillside, creating an intriguing network of stepped terraces. Unique.