I had the tread made double width and used upright sleepers as a feature and a handrail.

I had the tread made double width and used upright sleepers as a feature and a handrail.

Painting the treated pine retainting walls in a dark grey. It looks amazing planted out with lush green vegetation. Be brave! Go darker!

Painting the treated pine retainting walls in a dark grey. It looks amazing planted out with lush green vegetation. Be brave! Go darker!

I made the return from offcuts and filled with the same Tuscan pebbles (sandstone) used in the path that leads to the stairs. We live close to the ocean, and this theme felt seaside-ish (new word).

I made the return from offcuts and filled with the same Tuscan pebbles (sandstone) used in the path that leads to the stairs. We live close to the ocean, and this theme felt seaside-ish (new word).

Rusty screen placed in terraced garden. Rust against green look great. In front of this is our railway sleeper staircase, beautifully silvered wood of the railway sleepers, flecked with rust tones looks great in the garden.

Rusty screen placed in terraced garden. Rust against green look great. In front of this is our railway sleeper staircase, beautifully silvered wood of the railway sleepers, flecked with rust tones looks great in the garden.

I wanted access to the lower terrace of the yard, and decided on railway sleepers. Love the silver grey with flecks of rust. We painted the retaining walls dark grey. Love it!

I wanted access to the lower terrace of the yard, and decided on railway sleepers. Love the silver grey with flecks of rust. We painted the retaining walls dark grey.

Painted retaining walls charcoal. Plants establishing, 10 months. Railway sleeper stairs.

Painted retaining walls charcoal. Plants establishing, 10 months. Railway sleeper stairs.

Rose Geranium on the railway sleeper stairs. Pic by Carrie Morgan.

Rose Geranium on the railway sleeper stairs. Pic by Carrie Morgan.

My garden..plants stand right out with the dark retaining wall. I love the photo by Carrie Morgan.

plants stand right out with the dark retaining wall. I love the photo by Carrie Morgan.

Dark grey retaining walls look fantastic in the garden. Benjamin Bunny agrees. Thanks Carrie Morgan love this pic of my garden

Dark grey retaining walls look fantastic in the garden. Thanks Carrie Morgan love this pic of my garden

Rust and silver in the garden..love it against green.

Rust and silver in the garden.

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