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Galanthophile
North East England
United Kingdom
(Zone 8a)

May 21, 2010
10:42 PM

Post #7815862

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.
Leftwood
Saint Bonifacius, MN
(Zone 4a)

May 24, 2010
6:37 PM

Post #7824282

That's great G!
I am telling everyone I am making a new rock garden this summer (so I can't back out of it).

Looking forward to seeing your progress.

Rick
altagardener
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

May 24, 2010
6:43 PM

Post #7824305

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. ;-) )
Galanthophile
North East England
United Kingdom
(Zone 8a)

June 1, 2010
8:48 AM

Post #7848436

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.

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Galanthophile
North East England
United Kingdom
(Zone 8a)

June 1, 2010
8:50 AM

Post #7848439

Vegetable bed

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Tammy

Tammy
Barto, PA
(Zone 6b)

June 16, 2010
1:19 PM

Post #7894314

Wow - I missed this thread. How's the construction? All done/
The ones you posted look terrific! What material did you use
to edge them?

tam
Galanthophile
North East England
United Kingdom
(Zone 8a)

June 17, 2010
1:10 AM

Post #7895910

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?

Tammy

Tammy
Barto, PA
(Zone 6b)

June 17, 2010
8:22 AM

Post #7896605

I meant the wood. I was wondering if it was a recycled material like Trex.
Now I understand - it didn't look like the color of raw wood but you mentioned
you painted it. So that explains it.

Will be looking forward to more pictures.
Tam

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