Posted: 21/04/2015 at 20:04
That soil looks to me like something that's been shovelled up from the edge of a ploughed field - it's certainly not screened topsoil or any other type of material I'd expect to find in a good raised bed.
I suspect that the builder has attempted to recoup his losses re the paving by using an inferior and cheaper growing medium in the beds.
Call your landscape designer in immediately and tell him/her that the soil in the beds is not fit for purpose.
Did they put any layers of drainage material in the base of the beds?