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I think I may finally have a plan for my yarden path, and maybe for some bed borders. The problem with garden boarders is I don’t really like them, and I don’t want to spend a ton of time making a nice division between lawn and garden when I don’t really want the lawn at all – but I haven’t…

Sounds like a neat plan… I like that you’re also engaged in solving problems way ahead of when you might conceivably get to do anything about them.

Of course, my first instinct is to say ‘PALLETS’ as a solution. I have no idea how, but that’s currently my solution to all gardening problems.

Slightly more sensibly, I am opposed to paying for edging of borders, thus we use reclaimed bricks (by which I mean, we wait until they come up on Freecycle, fill the car until it can take no more, then edge with that). I was going to suggest dead roof-tiles, but then I remembered that ceramic roof tiles aren’t really a thing in the same way in the US that they are here. A quick tour of most of Bristol will reveal some victorian house having its tiles ripped off and binned for modern replacements (as they delaminate) – and those delaminated tiles also make quite nice edging (and moss grows on them, rapidly, making them settle into the landscaping).

Unhelpful, I realise, but I’m post-nights and thus oversharing :)