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Alternative uses for a shady raised bed

Posted: 28/02/2013 at 20:35

Thank you Busy-Lizzie - the list of shade tolerant veggies look excellent - I love Spinach, Kale and Lettuce and there are some wonderful herbs in there too. I shall make a start this year and see how I get on - many thanks for your help!

Alternative uses for a shady raised bed

Posted: 26/02/2013 at 20:37

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/19048.jpg?width=285&height=350&mode=max

Hi Everyone - the above is a pic of my raised circular shaded lawn. As you can see, the grass is a bit scrubby and covered in moss. The raised bed could be cleared out entirely and filled with whatever soil type/drainage layers would suit veggies or wildflowers - it all depends on whether the conifer shade would be an issue.

Alternative uses for a shady raised bed

Posted: 21/02/2013 at 20:03

I have a lovely raised bed (about 12 foot diameter) which houses what's left of a lawn. The bed is half shaded by conifers, half sunny. The grass does not grow too well in the shady area, so I would like to do something else with this site. I would like to make it into a wildflower bed, or use it as a veggie plot for larger veg that I can't put into containers, such as broccolli, squashes and sweetcorn. Can anyone advise what may be best for this site?

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