A new garden bed behind the front fence

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The new garden bed behind the front fence
The new garden bed behind the front fence

Yesterday I constructed a new garden bed, tucked in behind the front fence.

I’m getting reasonably good at constructing these types of raised beds. Start with some lengths of 50x150mm treated pine. Saw off a few pieces to create the ends of the bed. Drill some holes into some wooden stakes, and hammer them in to support the sides of the beds.

Then use coach bolts to attach the stakes to the treated pine. Then bolt on the ends of the bed. The result, a shallow but robust garden bed.

What are we going to plant in this bed?

We received some free strawberries when we ordered our last two lemon trees. Not wanting these to go to waste, they’ll go in one end. The other end will be a mix of edible flowers, a well as pest repellent flowers such as pyrethrum. I’ll post a full list when I sort through all my seed packets…

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2 thoughts on “A new garden bed behind the front fence

    Peter Sefton said:
    August 24, 2009 at 4:36 pm

    Have you checked out how safe treated pine is for use with vegies?

    Flowers and herbs « Lewisham House said:
    August 29, 2009 at 10:00 am

    […] 29, 2009 by James In a recent post, I shared a photo of my new garden bed, snug up behind the front fence. The strawberries that we […]

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