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Posted: 04/03/2017 at 23:13

Thanks GG I didn't really consider what to fill it with until an hour ago. I suppose if I use top soil it will be more of a permanent soil structure, I can just remove some and top it up every year with manure / compost instead. I would have to replace it completely if I just use compost.  I just remembered I have some turf stacked up behind the shed.

Raised bed box depth

Posted: 04/03/2017 at 22:41

I've made my veg planter 18 inch deep if that any help. If it was on top of soil 12inch would be deep enough. 


Posted: 04/03/2017 at 22:37

What should I fill my veg planter with ? what ratio do other people use top soil 50 % organic matter 50% or could I just fill it with compost .

Greenhouses - how big is too big?

Posted: 04/03/2017 at 20:24

I think you answered your question 8 x 6 is to small I would agree. I had an 8 x 6 and upgraded to a 10 x 8 it feels twice the size allow it isn't. Maybe powder coat it Green or other, it won't draw the eye the same as a shiny aluminium greenhouse. 

Trough planters

Posted: 04/03/2017 at 20:09

I have some fibrecotta pots dark grey colour, I personally think they look quite well and are light enough to move around. 


Posted: 04/03/2017 at 19:56

Thanks  I was going to make it out of decking wood, but changed my mind after pricing up just the wood.

Bought some paint £5 ( used 1/3 of tub ) and some screws £1.50 already had some nails and a staples for the lining, other than that the rest is free.

It didn't take to long to make, the long piece are 4ft same as all the pallets, had to cut the wood for end pieces - wood for the bottom and a some pieces for the frame work. Few hours to knock it together , 45 mins cleaning the wood / sanding, couple of hours to paint two coats, in all around 6 - 7 hours give or take. Waiting for the wood to dry out was the most time consuming.  

My next project is making some sort of strawberry planters, I sick to death of the slugs eating them.

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Posted: 04/03/2017 at 18:47

Hello made a veg planter out of some pallets its 4ft by 2ft, just finished lining it today with some old compost bags. I am going to sit it on some 4x4 blocks to keep it of the ground.  I am quite pleased with it, it good enough to plant some Charlotte potatoes.  

Watching Seedlings Grow 2017

Posted: 04/03/2017 at 18:20

I thought Astrania Roma was a sterile. Shaggy is real nice variety. 

Our Gardening Diaries (Incorporating My Flowers ..)

Posted: 02/03/2017 at 22:28

I think you miss understand the GH bit Aym, another forum member was putting their GH up but couldn't due to bad weather. I have had my own GH up for the past 3 or 4 years.

Got a picture from last year though, another 8 weeks or so it will look very similar, I have a grapevine growing across the roof. I grow tomatoes and cucumbers on the other side and have a potting bench there as well. 

Our Gardening Diaries (Incorporating My Flowers ..)

Posted: 02/03/2017 at 21:45

You've got some really nice Hellebores Aym 

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