This is the gate that will lead from the moss garden to our vegetable garden at the southwest corner of the house.
At some point we plan to do a plank gate or a false gate beyond the opening pictured. This gate or false gate will have a big beautiful circle cut out at about face height to frame the girl's front door beyond.
We are still debating on the material of the garden wall that will separate the moss garden from the public street and our very close neighbors. In sketch A, we are thinking about using remesh, hardware cloth, and creek gravel between posts of very large dunnage sections creating a segmented gabion wall. We are also kicking around the idea of having a rammed earth base and gabion upper in the same proportions as the pallet fence in the picture. Either way, we are definitely doing a small low sloped roof on top of the wall that will slope towards the moss garden creating a Japanese courtyard feel. *HP scanner decided to stop working so no sketch, you'll have to wait for a picture of the real deal.
The post are in and level and the concrete is poured. Due to the potential for great weight if this wall does becomes 6' tall gabion walls, we have drilled and set rebar into the base of each dunnage column running perpendicular to the wall run. The rebar is below grade and is part of the concrete footings, giving the wall better lateral stability: we hope..
The other more immediate idea is to do something very similar to sketch but no re-mesh, hardware cloth or gravel, just cordwood as our privacy wall and our wood stove fuel. I guess we'll know soon... I'll post more as progress is made.