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Raised Flower Beds

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 18:37

Ooh that's encouraging to hear Lily Lily, my planned bed will not be much higher than 12".  Have to do it soon as the poor Lavender plants have been sitting in pots for 2 months now.

Raised Flower Beds

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 18:35

I'm reluctant to lift the turf - besides backbreaking there is a limit to the amount of turves I can hide around the garden, having already created several new beds but I will look at hiring a turf lifter machine thingy if not too expensive. 

Raised Flower Beds

Posted: 12/05/2015 at 20:43

Thank you all for your replies - I will certainly spray the area first and layer the newspaper as you suggest Blue Onion - I said it was a lawn but maybe I was being a bit wishful, it does have a lot of weeds in it!!

Raised Flower Beds

Posted: 12/05/2015 at 15:05

Hello everyone, I am wanting to put a raised bed on my lawn in which to plant lavender and box.  I will be filling in the bed with new topsoil.  What I would like to know is can I just put the structure straight onto the lawn and backfill with the soil or must I dig up the turf first - I'm hoping someone will say that the roots will grow down through the turf!!  Thank you for any information on this.



trouble with acanthus

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 15:33

I was given 3 of these plants when I first moved into my house with a rubbish tip of a garden, just to fill the borders with something whilst I decided on what I wanted to do.  I just 'bunged' them in and left them to it, in really rock hard, poor soil, in full sun and have never watered them, let alone fed them!  Result? Massive plants with so much leaf and flowers. Have had to cut off a lot of the leaves as they are covering so much ground and I will probably have to move them as they are definitely taking over!!

Peony Tree

Posted: 03/08/2013 at 16:35

I have tree peonies - yellow ones which have grown from the seed dropped from the pods. I pot them up and give them to friends.

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Raised Flower Beds

Do you have to remove the turf? 
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