Garden path - gravel and wood bark chippings

28 Nov 2011
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United Kingdom
We recently moved in to the house we've been renovating and I've started work on the front garden. It was a bit plain and overgrown with a scruffy flagstone path running alongside it and the drive.

The garden is now very nice with curved edges, a couple of new evergreens, boulders and chunkier borders topped with wood bark chippings.

I'm thinking stones/gravel for the pathway. The only dilemma I have is that the path runs right alongside a decent part of the border at the top end of the garden, so I'm a bit unsure of how to handle where the gravel meets the chippings.

Any suggestions? I don't want a definite border between the gravel and bark, I want it to look as natural as possible. Is there a 'standard' way of merging the two? I'm thinking dark gravel so it is similar to the bark chippings.

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