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06/04/2012 at 15:16

hello again,

I wonder if anyone can give some advice. I have a long 'Brighton beach' garden ( lots of small pebbles. This covers a dark secret of Japanease knott weed which developed in the garden some years ago. My dad has dealt with it ( and its worked as it not long billows up each summer) by:

1. laying a layer of thick sheet plastic on top

2. putting the pebbles on top.

Now: I want to build some raised beds, the plant veg. I have built 2   3ft x3ft boxes ( no base and these sit on the pebbles. 

Question is:

How do I ensure good drainage before filling the boxes with soil b4 planting?

Could i clear 4 spaces amonsgt the pebbles and cut holes in for drainage or should i just puncture the plastic in several places?

what do you think?

many thanks

07/04/2012 at 20:49

Thanks for your reply, we need to raise them up so pepole can work from there disable chairs. 

                   Thanks again Bill

07/03/2013 at 13:08
This is great advice as this is exactly what I intend to do in my garden, two curved raised beds for vegetable growing. I was wondering how to produce the curve and now I know, place the blocks end on!
07/05/2013 at 07:00
Very nice .
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