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GillMc
May 20, 2020 1:56 AM CST
We have laid gabion baskets to form a boundary wall and would like to line them with turf and backfill them top soil .Is this practical and what would be the best type of turf, bearing in mind we are in an exposed coastal area. Any advice would be appreciated!
Name: Sally
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sallyg
May 20, 2020 2:07 PM CST
Could you tell us a little more about this? I am not familiar with gabion baskets.
i'm pretty OK today, how are you? ;^)
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GillMc
May 20, 2020 2:22 PM CST
The baskets are wire and approx 80cm W x 90cm H x 30cm D, with concrete blocks in
the centre for stability. They are more normally filled with stones, but we like idea of having a turf wall. We are on the edge of a coastal marsh, and at high tide the sea is at the garden boundary, although it wont come up to the baskets , is it possible to get turf that is salt tolerant and wont need mowing?
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Name: Sally
central Maryland
Seriously addicted to kettle chips.
Charter ATP Member Houseplants Keeper of Poultry Vegetable Grower Region: Maryland Composter
Native Plants and Wildflowers Organic Gardener Region: United States of America Cat Lover Birds Butterflies
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sallyg
May 20, 2020 3:58 PM CST
Thanks. How great!
But I am completely out of my league on this question.
One way to go might be trying native plant sites for using native grasses. Here's something I just googled up
https://www.plantlife.org.uk/u...
i'm pretty OK today, how are you? ;^)
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GillMc
May 20, 2020 4:58 PM CST
Thank you that has certainly given us some ideas Smiling Thank You!
Name: Sally
central Maryland
Seriously addicted to kettle chips.
Charter ATP Member Houseplants Keeper of Poultry Vegetable Grower Region: Maryland Composter
Native Plants and Wildflowers Organic Gardener Region: United States of America Cat Lover Birds Butterflies
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sallyg
May 20, 2020 7:33 PM CST
Happy to help!
i'm pretty OK today, how are you? ;^)

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