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filling in the garden

Posted: 12/05/2012 at 17:49

TOP TIP!!!! thanks for that Alina W, think im going to raise it with stone, compact it?!?!, then add the top soil 8-12 inches

Any objections speak now as the stone will be ordered on monday ha ha

Thanks for the help.


Posted: 12/05/2012 at 16:08

I'm growing potatos for the first time they are in 12inch deep raised beds, someone told us that when the green leaves start to come thru to cover them with soil, ive done this twice now, but how many times do i do this as the spud plants ive seen have the green showing, if you know what i mean.

Sorry for the wording but i'am very new to this.

filling in the garden

Posted: 12/05/2012 at 16:04

will have a look at some sort of drainage, tho id need a pump as the house drains are a good 2 meters higher.

am i ok to bring it higher, would there gardens flood, if so can i get "done" for it or is it my call my garden!!

filling in the garden

Posted: 09/05/2012 at 20:20

12x13 meters is left to fill.

filling in the garden

Posted: 09/05/2012 at 15:39

Last year we had the garden cleared and leveled, a patio and gravel area done in 1\3 of it and the rest was left as soil which is now covered in weed. Now the time has come to finish it off with turff but someone has told me to raise it up level with the gardens around so it wont flood.

My questions tho are, should i put sheeting down first, and am i ok to put rubbley stone down to raise it then top soil and turff on top.

Its quite a big area so cost is important, any help would be good if anyone has done this because the internet has 100 ways of doing it and all different.



Posted: 09/05/2012 at 15:26

theres quite alot of wood pigeons about yeah, may try and raise it, but when the peas start getting too big and climbing the canes, will they be ok uncovered?


Posted: 08/05/2012 at 11:19


Can anyone tell me when i can take the netting off my raised beds, the lettice is starting to hit the top of it but the peas and onions are only still small, all seeds on all other veg are through so would it be ok to remove it compleatly.


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