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    • folkestonelisa
    • By folkestonelisa 18th Mar 17, 9:48 PM
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    Slopping up garden
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    • 18th Mar 17, 9:48 PM
    Slopping up garden 18th Mar 17 at 9:48 PM
    Hi

    Can anyone point me in the direction of somewhere I could look at ideas for gardens that slope up. Our garden is long, not had anything done to it for years I should imagine and I want to do something with it, but because it slopes up, it tricky knowing what to do. Not been in here long, but want to do something with it.
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    • Timpu
    • By Timpu 19th Mar 17, 2:14 PM
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    Around here people have dealt with gardens that slop upwards in three ways.

    1. Fill in to level off and put in a wall to keep it all in place (works for corner properties)
    2. Terracing
    3. Combination of the above, one flat bit near the house then steps to the rest of the garden

    I'm no gardener but HTH.
    • Farway
    • By Farway 19th Mar 17, 2:35 PM
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    • 19th Mar 17, 2:35 PM
    Depends how much of a slope really, Everest or South Downs?

    Got a picture?

    If not much slope then level bits, with supporting logs / sleepers to support the ends of the terraces, winding paths help, as do shrubs etc so you do not see the lot in one glance
    • juliesname
    • By juliesname 19th Mar 17, 10:58 PM
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    • 19th Mar 17, 10:58 PM
    See if any gardens near you are open to visitors - it's a great way to get ideas.

    Here's one open for charity, with photos of an upward slope:
    https://www.ngs.org.uk/find-a-garden/garden/21550/
    • I have spoken
    • By I have spoken 19th Mar 17, 11:00 PM
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    • 19th Mar 17, 11:00 PM
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    • 19th Mar 17, 11:00 PM
    >point me in the direction of somewhere I could look at ideas for gardens that slope up<

    http://www.houzz.co.uk/photos/garden/united-kingdom/query/sloping/nqrw
    • Farway
    • By Farway 20th Mar 17, 3:05 PM
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    • 20th Mar 17, 3:05 PM
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    • 20th Mar 17, 3:05 PM
    >point me in the direction of somewhere I could look at ideas for gardens that slope up<

    http://www.houzz.co.uk/photos/garden/united-kingdom/query/sloping/nqrw
    Originally posted by I have spoken
    Lovely ideas there, now OP will need pointing to a bank
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