Renovating the Rill Garden

Our Rill Garden was beginning to look a little jaded, mostly due to the edging paving sinking and coming loose. In places the level of the edging was uneven and sloping randomly. We decided it needed a revamp. The first job was to take the old edging paving up and clean off the old concrete. It took no time to get up the edging but it took a long time to chip off all the old concrete and chip off each bit until the back of the slabs were clean enough to re-lay.

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“Matilda”, our sculptured figure admires our handiwork. She looks satisfied with how we have cleaned up the slabs.

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We had to get the plants up so we lifted them pots and all into some of our plastic garden trugs. They need dividing so this proved to be a good opportunity.

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After a few days we had relaid the slabs, all perfectly level and even looking, but we did discover a problem for when we put the pump back in which provides a gentle movement to the surface of the water in the rill, it failed to work so this will need replacing.

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So, let us have a look at our Rill Garden now it has been re-vitalised.

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About greenbenchramblings

A retired primary school head teacher, I now spend much of my time gardening in our quarter acre plot in rural Shropshire south of Shrewsbury. I share my garden with Jude my wife a newly retired teacher , eight assorted chickens and a plethora of wildlife. Jude does all the heavy work as I have a damaged spine and right leg. We also garden on an allotment nearby. We are interested in all things related to gardens, green issues and wildlife.
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10 Responses to Renovating the Rill Garden

  1. I always learn something new reading your posts. I was not familiar with a Rill Garden so had to Google it. You did a lot of work, and it shows. It is beautiful.

  2. I love water in a garden and your rill looks beautifully renovated. I love all the architectural stuff you have in your garden. 🙂

  3. Seeing your results is a real inspiration for starting and completing work like this in my own garden. I really love your garden design.

  4. Annette says:

    A job well done – looks lovely now! I like the rusty bowl – birdbath?

  5. fairegarden says:

    It looks gorgeous! The whole garden is enchanting.

  6. bittster says:

    Very nice job, it’s a nice focal point to your sitting area. The whole area looks so well designed! How do you like the gravel? I would like to create a similar area but there are a lot of gravel haters around here and they’re starting to make me doubt myself.

  7. What a beautiful little garden. I have never heard of a rill garden before, I am always learning something new on your blog. What a great way to add a water feature to a small space.

  8. Your hard work certainly was worth it. It looks inviting and lovely. You’ve become a real partner to nature.

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