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    Just mind the perforations! I didn't want to pretend they were new pics.
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    Mine were made of 8' tannalised (?sp) planks, 6" wide. I used 2" by 1" wooden spars cut to 2' long (with a point on one end) to make stakes to drive into the ground and drilled the planks to them.

    Some of the stakes need replacing (4yrs on) as they are rotting in the ground, but overall, the system has worked quite well for me.

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    NB paths are lined with weed suppressant, and covered with bark chippings.
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    What an exciting thread, can't wait to join you guys soon!!
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    I've got scaffolding boards edging my beds.....it was a lazy way to get the second half of my plot up and ready. Pegs positioned in each corner, board screwed to the pegs. Cardboard laid on the grass and about 4 inches of soil put on top. I didn't grow root veg in the beds the first year but I had great parsnips the second.
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    Default tall raised beds

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    ideal for disabled people made from pallet collars just stacked on top of each other.
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    I will have some pics soon considered that are still work to do. Mine are just there as edge but in few yrs they will be raised bed

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scarlet View Post
    I've got scaffolding boards edging my beds.....it was a lazy way to get the second half of my plot up and ready. Pegs positioned in each corner, board screwed to the pegs. Cardboard laid on the grass and about 4 inches of soil put on top. I didn't grow root veg in the beds the first year but I had great parsnips the second.
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    Wow - looks fab, Scarlet! The leeks are making my mouth water - is that a grass mulch that you use?
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    Yes Hazel, grass clippings. If the plant spacing allows ( calabrese, sprouting etc) I will put newspapers down first, then the clipping ontop. I'm not very good at weeding and I'm on a water metre. Kills two birds with one stone.

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