Drystone walling a river bank

 

I have found a few spare minutes to add details of our latest project. According to Met office records this August ’10 was the wettest for 18 years or so. The video will show you that we certainly has some wet feet days.

Dry stone walling a river bank

Presented with what is technically called a winterbourne (a stream which flows only in winter) that according to the clients occasionally flooded the garden during very heavy periods of rain we suggested widening the channel and retaining the banks with a dry stone wall.

The idea was to highlight and make a feature out of the channel while preventing any future flooding.

We found a number of ferns growing in the bank. This gave our designer the idea to interplant the stones with ferns in the shady places and other sunnier aspect plants in the  more exposed areas.

Plants:

Ferns

Asplenium scolopendrium ‘Undulata’
Crytomium fortunei var. clivicola
Dicksonia antarctica
Dryopteris wallichiana
Onoclea sensibilis
Osmunda regalis
Polypodium vulgare

Flowering plants and grasses

Ceratostigma plumbaginoides
Deschampsia cespitosa
Digitalis x mertonensis
Geranium nodosum
Hakonechloa macra
Lythrum salicaria
Persicaria filimorme
Scleranthus biflorus uniflorus
Tricytris ‘Hirta’



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