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Hi all! Not strictly a query regarding plants, but as we improve and expand our garden, we are looking for ideas regarding the building of affordable effective retaining walls. The wall will be about 12 metres long, 80 cms high, Would love to use recycled materials. Any ideas would be much appreciated.

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Comment by Susanne on October 6, 2014 at 13:21
Couldn't work out how to add a photo here so I posted it separately.
I have a future 'wish' project I would love to make that is terracotta pipes rubble bamboo etc encased in heavy duty metal and used as a retaining wall/insect hotel.
Comment by Dave Riley on October 5, 2014 at 17:48

You can get old concrete and other rubble from a tip...

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