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Deep flower bed - how to fill it

Posted: 07/05/2013 at 12:51

Thanks Matty2 / rusflorum / Verdun.

Weather wise when it rains the beds get soaked as there is no cover from trees or other garden buildings. And similarly when the sun is out they get direct sun throughout the afternoon.

I'm planning a mix of easy to maintain perennial shrubs and flowers.

The beds themselves are all raised, hence the depth, and are 36 inches wide and I have a run of about 15 metres around the garden.

What do you think?

Thanks

rik

Deep flower bed - how to fill it

Posted: 01/05/2013 at 15:00

Just had an online chat with a topsoil merchant and have been advised that all soil no matter what depth is the way to go. Sand / hardcore etc not needed as draining will be fine.

Would anyone passionately disagree with this advice?

Thanks

rik

 

Deep flower bed - how to fill it

Posted: 29/04/2013 at 16:24

In addition would suggested proportions be the same in different depth beds or is it the depth of the layers that is important?

For example in the 18 inch bed if the suggestion was 6 inch soil, 6 inch sand and 6 inch brick/rock would a 12 inch bed have 4 inch soil, 4 inch sand and 4 inch brick/rock or would it have 6 inch soil and 6 inch sand and no brick/rock?

Thanks

rik

Deep flower bed - how to fill it

Posted: 27/04/2013 at 13:56

Hi All,

Thanks for your responses. I don't have the greenest of fingers so am thinking easily maintained perennials is the plan. So what depth of materials do you recommend?

Thanks

rik

 

Deep flower bed - how to fill it

Posted: 26/04/2013 at 17:54

Hi, We have some flowerbeds about 18 inches deep which are currently completely empty. I want to fill them up but I'm thinking that to completely fill them with soil wouldn't be the right idea. So should I put in some rocks/bricks, sand and then topsoil?

Any advice would be appreciated.

Thanks

rik

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