Steve Worthing

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How to build your own raised beds

Posted: 07/06/2013 at 21:09

Yes, but against Foxes!

My garden is a Fox run to the park behind it. But they love to stop in mine and randomly dig in the raised beds, the little buggers!  So an antifox net has been installed

How to build your own raised beds

Posted: 07/06/2013 at 21:04

Thanks Nutcutlet,

 And my Sweetcorn is bigger than Montys

How to build your own raised beds

Posted: 07/06/2013 at 20:43



How to build your own raised beds

Posted: 07/06/2013 at 20:41

 So a little update. Raised beds working well. one planted out with Salad leaves and the other has Tomatoes, Sweetcorn (mini) Peas, Beans, Aubergine.

@Alice, not really much differance between Compist and topsoil. I have found that topsoil has a little more things added to it.


Posted: 28/04/2013 at 20:20


Posted: 07/04/2013 at 21:38

Check with a doctor first.

I found doing simple Core exercises on a swissball helped cure my back problem (not as severe as slipped discs) As after a back injury the core muscles have to be retrained to work correctly again.


How to build your own raised beds

Posted: 05/04/2013 at 20:52

 All lined , plastic sheeting around the outside to help protect the wood from rotting and antiweed membrane to stop weeds and help hold moisture & nutrients (south facing so will dry out quick, if we have a summer that is


 2 Tons of soil later and all ready to go


How to build your own raised beds

Posted: 31/03/2013 at 11:39

Yes , i'm getting top soil (0,75m) at around £74. But will bulk it out with compost and some soil i will have from digging out a patio. So hopefully that should fill them

How to build your own raised beds

Posted: 30/03/2013 at 23:28

I've just made some. The previous owner built a wooden deck , but built it above the damp proof course so i had to take it down. So rather than wasting the wood i made raised beds

they are 3m x 1.6m. I just have to line the wood with plastic sheeting and put a antiweeed matting on the bottom tomorrow. and just need to get some wooden stakes to stop them bowing out



Posted: 28/03/2013 at 19:35

Hello gang,

Thought i would share a good deal on mealworms i found on Amazon. You have to buy them in a 5kg bag (i've decanted mine into some old tubs) but at a price of £35.90 with free postage you can't go wrong!

Heres the link to the seller

or search Dried mealworm 5kg (2500ml approx)


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Preserving, What do you do or planning to do.

Before the big harvest lets discuss what works and what ups up in disaster  
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Good Deal 
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Climbing Roses

Can you suggest a good one 
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Building Rockeries

Advice please  
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