This bond is sometimes known as running bond. This bond is the simplest bond that is used today, this bond is not suitable as a stand alone structural wall and a structural wall built directly behind it, fixed with wall ties would be needed. Stretcher Bond is normally used a farcade for the main structural building. It can look very plain, but with the introduction of other patterns can look very affective. Often this bond is used in garden walls, but you should look at other more attractive bonds like English Bond or Flemish Bond when considering landscaping.