We’re currently in the process of landscaping our front garden before the builders arrive this Spring.
Before our arrival at Streamfield, our front garden was overgrown and had historically been used as a fruit and vegetable patch, and the remaining land had been left to grow wild.
During the clearing process we have dug out a huge amount of stone from the ground and have wondered what to do with it!
Our solution has been to rebuild the very old and neglected original dry stone wall found during our undergrowth clearing sessions! Building the wall has been achieved quite simply:
1) First we sorted out the stones into different sizes: large, medium, small and rubble!
3) Next we followed the rule of one stone on two stones, and two stones on one. Covering each joint as we progressed for greater stability.
Good luck and Happy Dry Stone Wall Making!