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    organic_gibbo is offline Seedling
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    I know i'm supposed to be leaving it alone but today was too good of a day not too!

    Extended the main drainage ditch between plots, put togerher a 2x8ft raised bed for raspberrys, dug about six inches into the clay and turned it over then filled it with well rotted horse manure and gave it a good mix. Planted my raspberrys and topped it up with sandy/grit. What would be best to mulch around them with?

    Started on another 4x12ft raised bed but my drill ran out of juice!

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    organic_gibbo is offline Seedling
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    Sorry cant seem to add more than one pic at a time!

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    organic_gibbo is offline Seedling
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    Last one guys!



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    organic_gibbo is offline Seedling
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    The walk to my plot didnt fill me with much hope...

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    After some heavy rain the trenches where full to the brim, so the dry bits where an awful lot drier than expected, after a few spadefuls were removed it started to drain away, so success!

    The blue line is a trench that cant been seen in this photo.

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    Who maintains the plot? would it be worth seeing if they could put a french drain under the path. If you can get a mini-digger down there it would be a simple job.
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    organic_gibbo is offline Seedling
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikermike View Post
    Who maintains the plot? would it be worth seeing if they could put a french drain under the path. If you can get a mini-digger down there it would be a simple job.
    I will certainly mention it to the committee and the council when I'm next in contact with her
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    Good to know the trenches are working.

    I've given a like to your path shot. That was a sympathy like (as on the minor rant thread), not a "that's good" kind of like.

    You're making good progress by the look of it.
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