This is what we started with on the lower side of the house. It's rough concrete, a bit cracked, and with no fence or gate onto the lane on the right-hand side.
I strung some wire across the driveway so I could at least let the hounds out without them running for the hills, and put down a roll of sheeps-wool garden felt — I was intending to put some compost under it and plant things into it, but the winds here are fierce, and even when wet, the garden felt won't stay put! I still intend to use it, but will need to put some rocks on it to keep it still. The wind also knocked the wire fencing over a lot.( Collapse )