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Raised bed of bricks

Posted: 14/09/2015 at 10:21

Many thanks for all the replies, it has given me a lot to think about. A rebuild would be nice but means taking all the plants out.  To render it would be quicker and easier I suppose.  It will give me food for thought over the winter and a job for the spring.

Raised bed of bricks

Posted: 10/09/2015 at 10:08

Thanks Dovefromabove, I think that is what I'll have to do but I seem to remember reading about something that could be used to cover the bricks. Unfortunately it was a couple of years ago and I can't remember what it was.  I wonder if concrete would do it?

Raised bed of bricks

Posted: 09/09/2015 at 19:09

 Hi,  My garden has a raised bed made of bricks and unfortunately some of the bricks are becoming worn and pieces keep falling off.  I like this raised bed which I have planted with alpines but do not know what to do about the bricks other than knock it down which I definitely don't want to do .  Has anyone any ideas on how to mend it please?

Organic weedkiller?

Posted: 02/06/2015 at 19:36

Many thanks for all the replies, I've thoroughly enjoyed reading them.  Love the idea of ducks or hens but only having a small garden and as there are urban foxes round here don't think it would work.  I'm thinking along the lines of the weed control flame thrower.

Organic weedkiller?

Posted: 02/06/2015 at 11:28

Unfortunately I don't have a lawn.  I decided to get rid of it while I was working (perhaps not the best of ideas) but can't face replacing the gravel now, but I do try not to use weedkillers if I can get away with it.  Bird seed grass seems to have a rapid germination, faster then the birds can eat it.

Organic weedkiller?

Posted: 02/06/2015 at 09:13

Many thanks to everyone your replies were very helpful.  Will look for the high energy no mess bird seed but must admit I thought organic would be a safe option if there was such a thing.  Again many thanks.

Organic weedkiller?

Posted: 01/06/2015 at 14:46

Hi, Can anyone tell me if there is an organic weedkiller?  I have a bird feeder which is stood in gravel and the seeds sprout faster than I can weed them out.  I use the organic slug pellets but have been unable to find any weedkiller in the garden centres.  I don't want to harm the birds by using ordinary weedkiller but neither do I want the grass growing  between the gravel, so I would very much  appreciate any help.


Posted: 08/12/2014 at 20:03

Many thanks to you all for your advice.  I think I will leave it till the spring and then see if I can get a bricklayer to give me a quote.


Posted: 07/12/2014 at 19:31

I have a raised bed made of bricks.  It is about 2'6" high and was in the garden when I moved in some  25 years ago. Some of the bricks are beginning to crumble and I was wondering if there was something I could do that wouldn't involve knocking the bed down as I like the idea of it and it is planted up with alpine plants which I would be hard put to put anywhere else.  Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Honey Fungus growth

Posted: 11/05/2014 at 11:36

Thanks to you all for the advice, its nice to know there is always someone who will be able to help.

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