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    Ok SP, get that photo posted
    Im lucky where i live, the Gower being just a stones throe away but to have it as your back garden is a different ballgame, so jelous.......
    Saying that, i did try to move a bit closer to the wilderness a few years ago but the wife didnt want to go to far from her familly, were just ten or so doors away atm, sorry all, rambling again..................
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    I have three partly raised beds and two edged, it takes a lot of work to get anything to my plots, there is no vehicle access and my plots are furthest away from the entrance, luckily I still have some strength.
    In the first pic, the two beds without hoops will be resized, they are too large! 8`X4` seems to be the ideal ,or longer, but not wider so as not to stand on and compress the soil, unless you are`healing` in.
    I need to manure them, although they have winter manure growing for now, they still need some substance.
    All materials are for free, including the nails/screws and even saws! Tiz me job yer see!
    I could get the Sea in view, but I would need to raise the camera 400` to do so
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    I spotted this and thought it was a good idea for anybody like me who is short on space.


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    That's one way to make me plant things in a straight line! Neil thinks it's hilarious that no matter how hard I try I cannot stop things from growing wonky!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lumpy View Post
    I spotted this and thought it was a good idea for anybody like me who is short on space.


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    Brilliant idea, shall give it a go with my winter lettuce
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    Default My raised beds.

    A couple of pics of some beds recently added to my circular herb patch.

    It has cost a few pounds because I had to buy the wood. Molevalley at Bridgwater seemed best value. I treated all the wood with creosote substitute, then lined the inside and bottom with heavy weed control material, (the black stuff with thin green square pattern). I am hoping the lining will stop the wood rotting from being in direct contact with the soil. They are not huge beds, but big enough for salads etc, as my allotment is quite a walk away.
    Biggest bonus is no more lawn, or should I say cultivated moss, to faff over.:

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwiman View Post
    A couple of pics of some beds recently added to my circular herb patch.

    It has cost a few pounds because I had to buy the wood. Molevalley at Bridgwater seemed best value. I treated all the wood with creosote substitute, then lined the inside and bottom with heavy weed control material, (the black stuff with thin green square pattern). I am hoping the lining will stop the wood rotting from being in direct contact with the soil. They are not huge beds, but big enough for salads etc, as my allotment is quite a walk away.
    Biggest bonus is no more lawn, or should I say cultivated moss, to faff over.:

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    Very nice! A bit 'coffineque' but certainly a change from my boring herb wheel!

    I've tried to take the 'boringness' off mine by filling in a few of the wheel segments with paving and putting a path through the middle.
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