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Raised beds .... treated or untreated wood?

Posted: 29/05/2017 at 19:33

Thanks all, will go on a section of grass that I'm going to use.


Plastic is not good either apparently.... chemicals fro plastic too!


I was thinking to paint it with exterior wood paint that is ecofriendly/low toxicity but am so confused.


I'd not want to use newspapers as the ink from those is full of chemicals for sure.

Raised beds .... treated or untreated wood?

Posted: 29/05/2017 at 00:16

Hi,


I'm looking at making a raised bed. I'm confused though as to what type of wood to use. I've ready that you should not use treated wood due to the chemicals.


Can someone please clarify?


Also, do they need to be lined with plastic?


Thanks.

Overhanging neighbours trees

Posted: 02/08/2016 at 11:10

I thought you have to give them back or it could be thought of as stealing?

Mozzies

Posted: 02/08/2016 at 10:58

Thats them, what do those mites do? Nothing?

Overhanging neighbours trees

Posted: 02/08/2016 at 10:31

Just to add I like trees, so wouldn't look to remove anything unless essential.

Overhanging neighbours trees

Posted: 02/08/2016 at 10:12

And I've just realised the reason for lots of mozzies in that area is due to the shade under the trees and undersides of the leaves where I thought it was a disease someone has pointed out its more likely to have been mozzies larvea so it's a breeding ground for them. I had 14 bites two days ago from being in that area in late afternoon.

Mozzies

Posted: 02/08/2016 at 10:08

Actually when you say about the trees, I've just realised that in prior years I remember seeing the trees leaves with lots of little bumps on the underside I thought it was a disease but its must be the fly larvee That explains it, its a whole breeding area and I believe shade helps.

Overhanging neighbours trees

Posted: 02/08/2016 at 10:05

Thanks everyone most useful insights, and cottage compost for your post!

Overhanging neighbours trees

Posted: 02/08/2016 at 09:15

I have limited space ... and exactly thats the problem. Why should I not be able to use my own space in my garden, due to a neighbours trees!!! Nothing else grows due to the dry ground, so this would solve it. But I need to get the light in and eliminate dangerous overhanging branches.

Mozzies

Posted: 02/08/2016 at 09:13

Ah i had bird baths down there, but they are hanging around under some huge trees overhanging from a neighbours.


Oh dear, I didnt even think about zika. And I am trying to get pregnant, so this is super dangerous for me. :(


How long does the bite poision stay in your system?

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