Been a while, do apologise but had a lot going on over here in rural Italy since last visit.
My next concern that i'm looking for some sage advice on is our old terracing.
Our old farmhouse sit sin the middle of a steep hillside, full of sand stone i might add!
around the house is terracing (I will try and find some photos for you all), behind is partly an olive grove and in good condition, the empty space we're re-planting with more olive and some fruit and nut trees but below the house is another story.
When we bought the house we thought there was just a slope below as that is what it looked like, a slope covered in 8 feet of spiny bramble!
We cleared this rubbish after much blood, sweat and tears and now have a veg garden down there to make use of gravity to irrigate and free water! but the banks are in poor shape and the soil very soft until you hit bits of rock that is.
For the moment we have covered the entire area in landscape fabric for two reasons, firstly so that we don't have to try and dance around the vegeatbles every month to cut the bramble that regrows, and also to stop the huge amounts of rain we get here from washing away the terraces.
For my mind I have two solutions but am here because i trust you guys more than my own engineering ability
So i think it's either gabbions with stone (we have stone, although would need some work to move it) or polypropylene earthbags, what are your thoughts guys and gals?
Thanks i advance! Stuart.