And about time too! I had a bed prepared for the past few weeks waiting for the timber.
Our soil type is heavy clay and the back garden is at the bottom of a sloping field, which has a spring in as well! So after a few days rain our lawn is sopping wet to walk on. No drainage at all.
It would be a massive job to drain the entire garden, so we decided to put in a load of raised beds instead for our fruit/veg, along with the 2 already here (with spuds in this year).
To prepare the ground we dug up the turf, and dug down about a foot & half, then put in a layer of sand/gravel to help with drainage (we hope). Then put the turf/soil back in upside down.
And then waited on the planks to arrive....
So started the first bed today
|16ft by 4ft bed|
Then screwed each plank to the other.
Couldnt do it though because our wheelbarrow has a puncture!!!! and heres me thinking that it was a great idea buying a barrow with an inflatable tyre, only I cant get the wheel off to repair it! Dont know what I'm going to do now.
So again our beds are put on hold, unless I start hauling buckets over and back to fill it....not likely.
Anyway, one down, three to go..............