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High water table: dwarf fruit trees in raised beds?

Posted: 02/04/2013 at 10:45
Thanks for your replies. I had thought of the raised bed being just for each tree, like a little island all to itself. The two and a half feet deep holes for a fence were dug yesterday around my garden and the water is about an inch deep at the bottom, so in a way that is better than I had thought. If you both reckon on a deep pot being ok I could work on that sort of figure perhaps?

High water table: dwarf fruit trees in raised beds?

Posted: 01/04/2013 at 10:52
My new garden is heavy clay which I hope to slowly improve with grit and organic matter as per advice on the forum. The water table is also quite high where I am so I guess i'm best planting mostly using raised beds with gravel paths/stepping stones between, in the hope of avoiding water-logging. Would it be ok to plant dwarf fruit trees in raised beds too? How deep/wide would they need to be minimum as they are going to need an awful lot of filling? Will I need drainage underneath on top of the existing soil? I'm going to have to do all this myself and being a 63 yr old lass and under 5 foot I would be glad if it didn't involve more digging than necessary!

About Jo swifts design tablet on GW

Posted: 31/03/2013 at 16:59

Welcome to the potting shed

Posted: 23/03/2013 at 13:19
Hello everyone, I am new too. My first question (no doubt there will be many) is can anyone suggest a garden design app for iPad? Just thought it might be fun whilst I am planning my empty plot and getting dismayed by the reality of the water logged clay I'm facing!
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