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Gardens: back to the stone age

Dry stone walls: their cleverness lies in their simplicity. Photograph: Liz Eddison / on TTL Design

Build a Dry-Stacked Stone Retaining Wall. A stone wall assembled without mortar has a lot of crevices to plant in http://www.finegardening.com/how-to/articles/dry-stacked-stone-retaining-wall.aspx

Reclaimed Retaining Wall This retained wall was built using recycled chicken wire, reclaimed wooden posts and rocks that were dug up from the ground – brilliant idea for shaping your garden.

OH MY GOD! I love succulents! Perfect for rock stairs and walls in back yard! GET ON THIS! (Better Home Gardens: Do It Yourself: An Attractive Rock Garden Anyone Would Be Proud Of)

Nice perennial garden but the star here is the fantastic flagstone steps & flat stack retaining wall.

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How To Make Leaf Castings

This is a new twist on my older Pin about making garden pavers out of large leaves - super easy and you can tint them with concrete stain!

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The Most Charming Country Home In France

Stone walls + more than 100 boxwoods = garden perfection