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How to build your own raised beds

Posted: 07/06/2013 at 20:41

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 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.

WILDLIFE PICTURES

Posted: 28/04/2013 at 20:20

sciatica

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

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 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

 

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 2 Tons of soil later and all ready to go

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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

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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

 

Mealworms

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

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B005Q66U5W/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

or search Dried mealworm 5kg (2500ml approx)

 

Climbing Roses

Posted: 21/02/2013 at 10:51

Thanks for all the advice guys, now to do some thinking

 

Thanks Busy-Lizzie its been a hard graft, so far i must of removed 2 tons of stuff, mostly Tree Ivy which they trained up the wall Heres the view from before

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 Tree Ivy nearly 10ft deep with massive branches and deep roots

Building Rockeries

Posted: 18/02/2013 at 23:12

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A little update , so went for the big rock garden raised bed, just have to get the soil to fill it. Not going to put Alpines in it anymore but make it a flower bed instead with asssorted lobelia and bulbs in the spring. The wood chipped area has around 300 bulbs in there, just got to finish it off and add a bench and all sorted for lazy summer afternoons

WILDLIFE PICTURES

Posted: 18/02/2013 at 22:51

Finally got a photo of this little guy, although  he wasn't too happy about it and tweated at me for a minute, so funny

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A new visitor, a female? Blackcap. Also had some Long Tailed tits but haven't been quick enough on the draw yet!

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New veg for raised bed

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Black Spot and Pear Rust

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Aubergine woes

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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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Mealworms

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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