The beds are starting to take shape now. We had thought that we would edge each bed with wood to make the plot look classic, traditional, environmentally-friendly. But then we went to Homebase and saw the price of wood and thought hmmm….these plastic edging-type products look interesting don’t they? So the end result is that we have tidy-looking beds complete with ready-made walkways perfect for size 9 wellies but now the plot looks like my grandma’s garden. All we need now are some marigolds!
That looks really good! I have been wondering what to put around my beds, knew I couldn’t afford wood and have used all the bricks on the plot to mark the back bed, looks like I might be hitting Homebase this weekend and picking up some edging!
Glad I’m not the only one who wants defined beds and paths and wants it to look nice!
It looks fab. If mine looked only half as good I’d be well pleased. Just think how gorgeous it will be filled to the brim with lovely veggies.
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I have read that you’re best to put the fabric under the bark or else you just get pretty bark with weeds growing through it and you still have to keep digging them out.
I haven’t actually put any down yet as the weather has been bad this week, the sun doesn’t come out until my son is having his nap so I’ve not made it to the plot yet, hopefully tomorrow and over the weekend I will remedy that and also try and get some photos, it doesn’t look that much different except for lots of string lines and 1 bed dug at the back!
hey thanks Anna! We’ll definitely take your advice and buy some fabric to put down. One thing we don’t want to do is have to dig up all the little bark chips halfway through the summer. No Sireee!