May 2014 – new raised bed

Finally the Builders got round to coming and our brick planter was in. Though even bigger than we originally planned, it certainly wasn’t going to be too big for all the plants I want to grow! Here the top soil is thin, chalky and poor, barely supporting the grass so the only way to really get plants in, was to build a raised bed.

I’d been waiting a while, so all the plants were in pots waiting for some space! Getting full sun all day, this should be a great place to grow a wide variety of plants, and especially some shrubs to grow up and provide a very much needed windbreak next to the trellis fence that regularly blows down!



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