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  • DampGardenManDampGardenMan Posts: 1,054
    Helix said:
    Be careful not to get sleepers that have been dunked in tar and creosote if you plan to sit on your wall or grow vegetables behind it or will have little kids climbing on it.  Get the tantalised ones for preference. 

    Good advice Helix, that was another concern when it came to the old sleepers to.
    If you can afford it, better to get oak ones that haven't been treated at all. Who knows when they'll be banning tanalised timber!
  • hogweedhogweed Posts: 4,053
    There was a thread on here a few years ago and someone had used them to make raised beds. They did look very good. But were quite expensive. 
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    In direct contact with soil they're probably going to last about as long as a fence post, unless of course they were made from acoya timber but the cost would be prohibitive I imagine
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  • B3B3 Posts: 26,984
    We got some in Wickes.They're about 4 ft long . I can't remember the price, but they were cheap. We've had them for about 3 years and they're fine
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 11,130
    I had some raised veg beds put in at the end of my garden a couple of years ago and they used tanalised sleepers- 

    Billericay - Essex

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