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Here are some dry stone walls that we've built recently.
These walls were built using reclaimed stone, which gives the wall the appearance of having been in-situ for decades, which is very satisfying. We also like to plant native ferns such as the Maidenhair fern, Harts Tongue fern, and wallflowers, such as Aubretia, Saxifrage, and Campanula, in the walls as we build them.
We generally use a traditional vertical capping stone to secure the top of the wall. Once the capping stones are in position, wedges of stone are dropped into any gaps between the vertical capping, after this gravity ensures that the capping remains secure.
Occasionally we use a thick sod of grass turf as the capping, as shown below, which works well and in time plays host to wild flowers, and creates a nice soft seat, but only in the Summer!