Posted: 24/07/2012 at 11:01
Gery, I can't put anything in there yet. The soil is so full of stones and rubble. I've got to go through it all by hand to clear it (Any tips on an easy way to do that? Thought about using a kitchen collinder like a sieve!).
Also, that wood that I've used as the sides won't last five minutes when it rains. It was an old set of pine bunk beds I've took apart, just to give me an idea of the bed borders. Below is what I did with the headboards! I needed this tree cordoned off, as Jess keeps running into the branches, so I trimmed it down, and stuck them round. Plan to cover it in chicken wire as well, and put some climbers to disguise them!
Again, probably won't last long when bad weather comes, but keeps her away for now!
That post will definately be chickenwired as well. The concrete ball at the base was massive, went under the slabs towards the door as well, so couldn't push it over.
Geoff, I had planned on doing veg's at first, but now I'm coming round to the idea of flowers. The side where the fence is probably gets a couple of hours tops, depending on sunrise. I know it's in shade by 9am. The other side by the wall however gets it up until 3-4pm at the moment. It's that wall that I wanted my Grapevine on.
What about painted Pallet wood for the raised beds?