A small project I completed for my sister. Everything was brought from Bunnings.
Fantastic work @shayden06. Many thanks for sharing this project with us.
Narrow areas down the side of a house can be tricky to work with, can't they? You have come up with a great result. Well done.
We also did our sideway recently, going from ugly cracked concrete to a path with bluestone rounds, railway sleepers, and garden bed. We're happy with the result - I'll pop some photos below, although the garden is more established now.
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Hi, it really is not wise to let ficus ? ivy to adhere to brickwork, it can separate the mortar & make the brick wall unsafe, believe me when I bought my house I had a wall with it on & it had gone rampant, took forever to get off, it's nice while it is little leaves but they soon get very big. Take it off a put in hanging baskets that way it will stay small leafed
Thanks for joining in the discussion @Vintage-Paradox.
It's Boston Ivy we're growing on our neighbour's brick wall. We're using it to cover the wall as it's a little unsightly in patches. Boston Ivy does mark walls with its sucker-like discs but it doesn't typically do the kind of damage that an English Ivy might do. It's actually part of the grape family and looks beautiful at this time of year. But you're right in that like any climber it does grow vigorously and it's important to keep it under control.
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Very nice looking job but I have a concern about durability using blue H2 (?) timber--for this type of project I'd suggest H4. H3 may be OK at a pinch but I'd be concerned about it being able to dry out enuf, especially if water ponded under the walkway. Something to consider for future projects.
FYI, I found the following on the TPAA website (http://www.tpaa.com.au/faq/):
H2 Inside, under cover, protected from wetting, no leaching Insects and termites
H3 Outside above ground, periodic wetting but where the timber can dry out; some leaching
H4 In or on the ground subject to severe wetting and leaching