There is often no need for a huge barrier to keep people or livestock in or out. A narrow piece of red tape stretched between posts keeps horses in a field, a kerb raised just a few inches keeps people on the pavement and cars on the street. A Ha-Ha will keep farm animals from straying into your beautiful new garden. There’s a horizontal line just behind the urn in the header photo above. That’s the Ha-Ha. Here’s the official description on a sign at Levens Hall in Cumbria, England.
And here’s the ditch… you have to look carefully at the turf to see it. The good quality lawn in the foreground ends in a diagonal line. That’s the ditch. The ground behind is a metre or so lower. From a distance you wouldn’t know there was any boundary there at all.
I’m joining in with the Daily Post Photo Challenge today which is Boundaries.
Could you use a Ha-Ha in your garden?
Thanks for reading and have a great weekend. Gillian