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New raised border


By Meanie

New raised border

The trouble with modern estates is the poor soil; go down 3 or 4 inches & all there is is building rubble. A quick solution are raised borders.
I took out about 5 or 6 inches , built the border, & filled with top soil/horse manure mix & replanted.
I've used what my local timber merchant calls "gravel board" which is ideal. It's pressure treated and best of all, costs just 80 pence a metre!
It was built around the existing Campanula and Penstemon, with the rest of the planting coming from pot specimens or new purchases.

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I know exactly what you mean about modern estates having moved into my 1st modern house. The raised beds are a good solution and the planting is lovely

7 Jun, 2010


Thank you Pipsqueak.
The gravel board is great stuff - we made Sue a couple of troughs with it five or six years ago and they are still in good shape (and boy does she water!). Also, despite being treated, they retain a nice natural look.
The other good thing is that I was able to get ten or eleven inches of good soil for only five or six inches of digging/sorting!

7 Jun, 2010


Thank you Homebird.
It's getting there; If the perennial Lobelias do ok I have a few baby Toad Lillies to join them. If not, then I'll have to rethink a little.

7 Jun, 2010

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