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Permaculture rocks - no, I mean actual rocks

 
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Burra Maluca wrote:



Yep. That is one hell of a rock! I assume it is an erratic? We get them in Galicia but only in really inconvenient places...
 
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Burra Maluca where's that lovely tiny house with the big rock? Is it possible to live in it (maybe to stay there during a holiday)?
 
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Loved all the pictures and ideas.

I am looking for more uses for river rock. Unfortunately, this kind is the only one we have around here.

A few weeks ago we had rain that didn’t stop for two days straight, so the creeks flooded more than I’ve seen it in 10 years. The kind that changes the creek bed. So it deposited a bunch of rock in one spot, and I would love to put some of it to good use.

In my mind though, the problem with using rock in our climate - Pacific North West- is that if you leave anything on the ground, it will be covered by grass in one season. I lost t-posts that way☺️.

 
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Do you have a pic of the bedroom rock? I wanna see!!!
 
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Liv Smith wrote:Loved all the pictures and ideas.

I am looking for more uses for river rock. Unfortunately, this kind is the only one we have around here.
In my mind though, the problem with using rock in our climate - Pacific North West- is that if you leave anything on the ground, it will be covered by grass in one season. I lost t-posts that way☺️.


Besides the dirt wall covering pictured earlier I have a path where I laid out the larger round stones first and tamped them down into the mud after the grade was bulldozed. then I tamped smaller stones in the spaces in between. Occasional grass comes up and last week a crocus that got buried in the process bloomed. but overall the path has been stable and dry to walk on for repeated winters. There is still a heap of rocks beside the wall that need to be tamped in to extend the path and it has remained grass free but some tall growing plants have come through like columbine.
 
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