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  • First timer – help me plan my raised bed

    Posted by Jake on June 29, 2023 at 12:54 pm

    Hi All,

    I moved into my own house at the start of this year and the garden isn’t huge, but we’ve started to plan it out. I’ve always wanted a tropical garden – I think this was born from my rare aroid houseplant collection that started several years ago. I’m going to admit to be a total novice when it comes to outdoor gardening.

    Whilst we were building the hardscape to the garden, I obviously started collecting plants… a ground border sadly isn’t an option so I’m left with a few raised beds with a mixture of sand/soil/rubble underneath them as that’s simply what the builders kindly left us. The beds themselves are a mixture of, I would say, 70% compost, 30% manure and 10% top soil.

    I’d love it if someone could cast their eyes over this rough plan for the biggest raised bed (with the plants I currently have) and see if there’s any suggestions you might make? I am aware some of these plants are not winter hardy and I’ll need to either dry store or bring inside.

    Would appreciate any and all help! Thanks 🙂

    Craig replied 9 months, 2 weeks ago 2 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Jake

    June 29, 2023 at 5:51 pm

    Updates! The T. Rex obviously wasn’t the best of ideas and I’ll likely move the Ensete. It’s probably best not to rush this.

  • Craig

    June 30, 2023 at 7:40 am

    Hi @Jake , did you mean to attach a picture of the plan with your message? I cannot see the plan anywhere 🙂

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