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  • Great feature, didn't realise how easy it should be. Kept putting it off but this weekend is looking good for building my raised beds.
  • the raised beds are great, only wish I had the means to install atleast one made from scafolding planks, but need some one to install as I am not capable of doing it myself, but would be great.
  • My soon be to veg beds are small, (two, each about a metre square)with a garden path down one side, also we are rubbish at any kind of DIY. I've seen small slot together beds in garden centres. Has anyone tried these?
  • Hi

    We bought a raised bed kit at Notcutts this weekend. They are on offer, £39.99 reduced to £19.99. Its 5' x 5'9".
  • You told us how to make a raised bed but didn't say anything about the soil to put into it. I got an allotment last autumn and cleared some ground and have planted some potatoes and onions. The ground is a mixture of clay and stone, and the whole patch is smothered in mares' tails, as well as lots of other weeds. There are more mares' tails than potatoes and onions in the patch. So: What should I do to fill it? And what can I do to stop the mares' tails growing through?
  • L.Rumble, if your nails keep coming out when you attach the other side I think they might be too small. I would advise using you use larger ones or even drill a hole with a cordless drill and screw them in place as screws shouldn't slip once in place. Hope this helps.
  • I've spent 2 1/2 hours of my precious day off trying to make a raised bed - every time I nail one side, the other side comes undone. Should I make the frame on a flat surface or in situ? I now have lots of nails sticking out at all angles, I'd be grateful for any advice!
  • Have been thinking about raised beds and this video has been very helpful - hope to be able to build myself at least one raised bed for my veggies.
  • That's a step-by-step guide is it? No, it isn't.

    Nothing about locating the bed, preparing the ground, what to fill it with.
  • what sort of wood/planks should i use i have no sound on my pc so can only watch the video new gardener here with big ideas any help woul dbe great
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