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Raised bed - rubble and topsoil mix?

Posted: 13/05/2014 at 09:31
Thanks nutcutlet. I can Work out the measurements I need okay, just not sure what the % I need is. I was thinking 50% rubble, 50% topsoil but no idea if that's right?

Raised bed - rubble and topsoil mix?

Posted: 13/05/2014 at 08:41

hmmm i hope it would dry since it's still exposed on my neighbours side? so long as they dont do the same beds on their side it shoudl be okay, right?

Raised bed - rubble and topsoil mix?

Posted: 13/05/2014 at 08:18

Good morning

I hoped someone could help me ou with a truly novice question on my new flower beds.  I've got the handy-man to make me a 2 sleeper high raised bed all the way along my neighbours fence.  This is the first thing we've done in the garden so are complete novices, but looking forward to buying our first plant ever!

I've got my pond liner to go along the fence side, and now i'm wondering what the heck i put in there before the plants ?  The beds are 20m long so if i put only topsoil in there i'll be bankrupt, and i guess that wont be good for drainage?  The handy man reckoned i needed Type 1 rubble, and then topsoil but couldn't tell me how much of each.

If i fill them half (1-sleeper deep) in Type 1, and then half (1-sleeper deep) with topsoil will this do the job? 

Thanks in advance for your help

 

 

what to grow in a shady boggy-ish space?

Posted: 13/05/2014 at 07:40

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/45618.jpg?width=272&height=350&mode=max

 

what to grow in a shady boggy-ish space?

Posted: 13/05/2014 at 07:25
Good morning all. I hoped I might pick your collective brains for ideas of something to grow in an unusual spot in our garden. Our house is an old mill and the water wheel is still attached. There's no river or water at the wheel now, but as it's in a ditch water does collect making the ground boggy at times but never flooded. The spot gets plenty of daylight but not really sunlight. I would like to grow something there all year round. In summer it's full of ferns and things Ibcan't identify, but I would enjoy something all year round. Have you any suggestions? I'll try and add a photo so you have a better of the spot I mean. Thanks for your help

what paint can I use outside - cheap and cheerful

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 11:54

aawwwh what a lovely set of responses from really helpful folk, thank you all so much.  i was just crying into my cornflakes that i hadn received any replys to my message, but for some reason i didnt get the email alert (though feature is turned on) so it was a nice surprise to see all your messages.  Thank you for your suggestions, seems like i need to stick with the right paint for the right job, and if it's only going to take 1 coat then it's not as expensive as i thought. 

I'll hit freegle and gumtree for left overs, then wilko and b&m for a bargain and then finally homebase!

thanks all.

ps. i will keep my mind open to brighter/bolder colours, honest!

what paint can I use outside - cheap and cheerful

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 17:04
I'm making a wee area in my garden for the kids. The patio is down, rubber matting ordered, and I'm going to do I picket fence idea round about it. I'd like to paint the fence really sugary sweet pinks and blue and white. The external cuprinols come in lovely colours but a horribly expensive. Could I use something else like masonry paint? Exterior paints? I don't expect this patio area to last the kids a lifetime, so don't expect the fence paint to last for years either. I know Masonry or door paint might not last as long as cuprinols, but I really wouldn't mind having to redo the job every year. What do you think?

why is my new fence wood black and mouldy -is this okay?

Posted: 03/11/2013 at 10:18

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/33599.jpg?width=272&height=350&mode=max

here's a small section of what it looks like if this helps?

why is my new fence wood black and mouldy -is this okay?

Posted: 03/11/2013 at 09:07
Thanks so much for your response so far. When I called about the wood he made me feel so silly for saying I wasn't happy with the black stuff so I'm glad to hear you all would reject it too. I will take a photo so you can see what I mean... I'm sure he got it from a merchant, but it must have been outside for years! I assume the pressure treatment means that it should be mould resistant? My plan was just to stain it not to start pressure washing and retreating it all.

I should say it's timber, not actual panels
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