How to stop a planter from sinking

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mrs bouquet

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How to stop a planter from sinking
« on: April 26, 2021, 10:00 »
I recently had a part of the flower bed dug back, so that a concrete spur could be put in the ground to support a fence post.     The soil there is quite soft now and I have bought shredded compost to dig in.   I have a heavy container that I want to plant up and put in front of the spur, and have got  small slab to stand container on.
But how do I stop the slab and container sinking into the newly dug soft soil ?   Mrs Bouquet
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Re: How to stop a planter from sinking
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2021, 20:18 »
I would have thought you'd need to compact and level the soil first, perhaps by stomping it down
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Re: How to stop a planter from sinking
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2021, 11:32 »
Thanks for your reply, I have trampled it and found a "bonker" in the shed.   So I did all that, put the very heavy container on it, but it was the wrong place, had to move it 10 inches  :mad:   Mrs B

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Re: How to stop a planter from sinking
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2021, 15:06 »
Yes Id have tamped it down with a lamb of wood, bonker! :lol: dont think youd need to dig in compost if youre going to put a slab on it though
Did your greenhouse & house renovations ever get finished?
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Re: How to stop a planter from sinking
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2021, 16:25 »
Hi, Thank you for asking.  The greenhouse and adjoining potting shed got finished in the end.   I told the first man to go, and just paid him for some materials and a bit of labour.   Then I got a man I know, and I know his work, to come in a take some of it down and do a proper rebuild to both bits.  It cost a lot of money, but I am delighted with it and put table and two chairs in there for my coffee.  Thanks again  Mrs B



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