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escapedtothecountry

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Raised beds finally enclosed
« on: June 11, 2012, 10:10:47 pm »
Im sure the pesky rabbits will eventually get in, but Im quite proud of the job I've done to enclose my four raised beds. I can now actually put them to use without knowing the rabbits will get everything their nose touches!

deepinthewoods

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Re: Raised beds finally enclosed
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2012, 10:12:17 pm »
tidy job :thumbsup: !

Mammyshaz

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Re: Raised beds finally enclosed
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2012, 10:43:27 pm »
That is pretty good  :thumbsup:

After looking and thinking it looks great but something is different to the picture I expected...it clicked...
I would never have thought of putting a grass path right around.  :dunce: so simple yet necessary.
A good job well done to you  :thumbsup: and something else learned by me  :bouquet:

suziequeue

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Re: Raised beds finally enclosed
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2012, 06:58:14 am »
That's great. Just what we are planning to do with ours. Is the wire buried?
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Mad Goatwoman of Madeley

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Re: Raised beds finally enclosed
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2012, 12:21:32 am »
that looks great.   :thumbsup:

Teapot

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Re: Raised beds finally enclosed
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2012, 04:01:30 pm »
It looks really good.   I know a lot of people back home have to enclose their gardens, sometimes with pretty robust fences (bears!).     I wish we could enclose ours, it would keep the dog and or chickens out!

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Re: Raised beds finally enclosed
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2012, 07:24:52 pm »
I have done a bit more work to then. I "recycled" some of the thin wood slats that have come off our old roof and used them to go around the top of the fencing to make it a bit more stable. The vertical ones have now been cut to a consistent height.


No to grow something in them!

suziequeue

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Re: Raised beds finally enclosed
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2012, 09:24:03 pm »
Have you buried the fencing at the bottom EttC?
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escapedtothecountry

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Re: Raised beds finally enclosed
« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2012, 07:38:56 am »
No as it would have taken too much time so I hav put a course of bricks round the whole outside, and then will deal with rabbits digging as and when.

suziequeue

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Re: Raised beds finally enclosed
« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2012, 08:10:41 am »
Yes - we are in the process of gearing up to do exactly what you have just done.

We have access to a mini-digger so could dig the required trenches but it is a major piece of work  :(

I did mention to OH last night that maybe we could just put slabs all round the perimeter but we have got about 350m to do  :(

We are going to have a trial run this weekend and see just what a nauze it is.

I have to say that your fence looks beautiful. The exact archetype of what we are hoping to achieve. It's an inspiration :) :thumbsup: :trophy: :trophy:
« Last Edit: June 17, 2012, 06:26:46 am by suziequeue »
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Beewyched

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Re: Raised beds finally enclosed
« Reply #10 on: June 15, 2012, 08:57:20 am »
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Sylvia

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Re: Raised beds finally enclosed
« Reply #11 on: June 16, 2012, 07:21:37 pm »
Suzie, you can also put wire netting flat on the ground around the perimeter. Peg it down and the grass will grow through it and keep it firmly anchored.

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Re: Raised beds finally enclosed
« Reply #12 on: June 16, 2012, 07:37:56 pm »
Would the grass paths not get wet and slippery in winter?
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Plantoid

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Re: Raised beds finally enclosed
« Reply #13 on: June 16, 2012, 10:02:53 pm »

 

 
 Some of my three foot high by 3 foot by three foot beds of  raised beds as viewed from the lawn ( higher side ) they are only three feet wide  and on the hidden side there is a mtr wide concrete path way all round so I never need to tread on the gardens .
 
Years ago  when we had similar  system to the OP's set up  we had to put up electric tape to deter deer and stop horses rudding agains the posts .
 
 I did how ever dig in  a two foot width of chain  link right round the beds to keep out rabbits , badgers  and our dogs.
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Rosemary

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Re: Raised beds finally enclosed
« Reply #14 on: June 17, 2012, 09:11:52 am »
Wow!  :thumbsup:

 

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