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Sideways bank sloping into triangular corner garden

Kathy Marche
last month
last modified: last month

Hi allWe're desperate for suggestions! We have a sideways sloping bank into the point of our triangular shaped garden. Building up to level the corner isn't an option due to neighbouring houses. How can we landscape this?!! It's a shady corner with clay soil. Our only thought is to fill it with plants but we don't want it to become too wild and thus neglected

Comments (4)

  • Kathy Marche
    Original Author
    last month

    It's hard to tell from the up close photos but it's a steep bank

  • Daisy England
    last month

    I would plant some colourful bushes all along.

  • PRO
    The Rooted Concept Garden Designs
    last month

    Hi there,

    Another option would be to put up a retaining wall in the front (the lowest bit of the slope) to create a raised planting bed.

    If you are going to plant it up as it is just watch out that you select plants that not only tolerate the shade and caly soil, but that also can be planted on a slop (dogwood shrubs is an option for example).

    All the best,


  • Sonia
    last month

    I too would add planting in front of the shrubs you already have. Something shorter like Hebe or Cistus. Keeping them watered initially can be a challenge due to the slope but it looks like the shrubs you have are doing well. It really depends on your budget, as Deborah suggests, you could build a retaining wall at the bottom of the slope and fill in the gap with soil and then plant it up.

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