I've just had the wood delivered to reconstruct my raised beds. The previous ones only lasted about 6 -7 years and the wood literally rotted away. This time it will be much sturdier. I'm hoping to start it this weekend so will post some pictures of progress.
Looking forward to it, Galanthophile... as I'm sure you are too!
That's right, we're holding you to it, Rick... LOL! (Don't worry, it's when the raw materials are delivered - sitting there in a big, expectant pallet in the alley, or worse, taking up the driveway, or blocking all the paths in the yard - that the rubber has to hit the road. ;-) )
Well I think I was patient waiting a week to plant up! I'm going to experiment this summer with a few vegetable plants in the taller bed - I might get one or two meals out of it...! The other I've reserved for my alpines and one or two special shade plants (trillium, Jeffersonia and Asarum). The smaller bed and sink need a top dressing of gravel but this is what it looks like so far.
My brother in law got the wood for me from lengths of wood that had been used before at his place of work so I got it all for free and he even got it cut for me! All I had to do was paint it and screw it together. I'm really pleased with it. I'll take some more photos asap. Tammy did you mean the wood or the gravel round the edge?