A good source for raised bed materials

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Rangerkris

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Re: A good source for raised bed materials
« Reply #30 on: February 07, 2009, 07:16 »
This may not be cheapest but not everyone likes asking builders etc...

For those that are a little less brave, now is an excellent time to ask, the snow seems to bring out the community spirit in people. Have a go the worse they can say is no.

I think if you talk to people in a way that you expect to be spoken to most people will pass on old goods that they no longer use.   If it dont work flutter your eye lids hahahahaha that should work.
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Re: A good source for raised bed materials
« Reply #31 on: February 17, 2009, 12:36 »
Being a hairy ar**d biker type with matchin beard,  fluttering theyelids may get me some strange looks!!!!
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Re: A good source for raised bed materials
« Reply #32 on: February 17, 2009, 12:50 »
Any hoot I got some scaffold boards the other day and am in the prosses of doin raised beds and a new greenhouse. see pics.






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Re: A good source for raised bed materials
« Reply #33 on: February 17, 2009, 12:57 »
Lovely blank canvass there Tiny.... what are you going to do with the rest of the field?
Life begins... On the kitchen windowsill.

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Re: A good source for raised bed materials
« Reply #34 on: February 17, 2009, 13:24 »
OMG, is that your garden? i am so jealous!

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Re: A good source for raised bed materials
« Reply #35 on: February 18, 2009, 14:47 »
OMG, is that your garden? i am so jealous!
About an eigth of it.  i got another stone built raised bed next to the house supposedly for my two kids to use,  they plant and then I have to take care of,  usual story concernin kiddie's.


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Re: A good source for raised bed materials
« Reply #37 on: February 18, 2009, 17:46 »
Wow that looks well smart Tiny!

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Re: A good source for raised bed materials
« Reply #38 on: February 18, 2009, 18:08 »
That look very good TINY . Does the wind get up in their because it looks abit exposed?
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Re: A good source for raised bed materials
« Reply #39 on: February 18, 2009, 19:32 »
Ye we get a bit of westerly in the spring and autumn.  then again we are 865 feet above sea level. 

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Re: A good source for raised bed materials
« Reply #40 on: February 18, 2009, 21:02 »
A much cheaper option than some posted earlier:

Pallet boards used as edgings fixed to de-nailed roofing batten (from skips) pegs with Lidl screws (£2.50 for 400), with newspaper mulch over existing grass/weeds in between, and all covered by well rotted horse poo collected free from the stables.

And no need for fancy paving slabs around the perimeter either, as a strip of heavy duty dpm - held in place one side by those ex-roofing batten pegs & the other side by ex-fencing wire hoops (not yet fixed in pic) will last for years:



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Re: A good source for raised bed materials
« Reply #41 on: February 19, 2009, 13:00 »
Good idea and cheap david and great if you dont need the slabs,  but I am wheelchair bound and need em to access the area.  also went with the higher boxes so I dont have to over stretch and end up face down in the veggies, :lol:

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Re: A good source for raised bed materials
« Reply #42 on: February 19, 2009, 19:21 »
Good idea and cheap david and great if you dont need the slabs,  but I am wheelchair bound and need em to access the area.  also went with the higher boxes so I dont have to over stretch and end up face down in the veggies, :lol:

Sorry that didn't read back far enough.

Increasingly wet Springs are also causing problems for my FIL (87 with 2 hip replacements) accessing his allotment (20 poles that I help him with), and just this afternoon I had to stop him pushing a wheelbarrow through paths with the consistancy of soggy pudding - due to both wet + mole activity.

P.S. I am also disabled.




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