Your browser isn't supported
It looks like you're using an old web browser. To get the most out of the site and to ensure guides display correctly, we suggest upgrading your browser now. Download the latest:

Welcome to the MSE Forums

We're home to a fantastic community of MoneySavers but anyone can post. Please exercise caution & report spam, illegal, offensive or libellous posts/messages: click "report" or email forumteam@. Skimlinks & other affiliated links are turned on

Search
  • FIRST POST
    • ChrisBint
    • By ChrisBint 15th May 18, 8:37 AM
    • 45Posts
    • 4Thanks
    ChrisBint
    Building raised bed against garden wall
    • #1
    • 15th May 18, 8:37 AM
    Building raised bed against garden wall 15th May 18 at 8:37 AM
    I am looking to build a raised area next to my new garden wall. I would have preferred to have dug down, but this is the better option for me right now.

    Should I apply any protection to the wall in order to delay any issues that will inevitably arise from having damp mud directly next to it for the next xx years.

    Thanks
Page 1
    • TheCyclingProgrammer
    • By TheCyclingProgrammer 15th May 18, 10:08 AM
    • 3,224 Posts
    • 1,892 Thanks
    TheCyclingProgrammer
    • #2
    • 15th May 18, 10:08 AM
    • #2
    • 15th May 18, 10:08 AM
    Maybe line the raised bed with some kind of mypex or plastic liner?
    • J B
    • By J B 15th May 18, 10:10 AM
    • 2,918 Posts
    • 1,052 Thanks
    J B
    • #3
    • 15th May 18, 10:10 AM
    • #3
    • 15th May 18, 10:10 AM
    What DD1 did was to make a sleeper trough thingy in an L shape in the corner of the walled garden.

    That way, the sleepers were set about 100mm from the wall for that reason.

    Could probably dig out a photo or two if required ...
    • Wassa123
    • By Wassa123 15th May 18, 12:29 PM
    • 350 Posts
    • 165 Thanks
    Wassa123
    • #4
    • 15th May 18, 12:29 PM
    • #4
    • 15th May 18, 12:29 PM
    Just place your raised bed slightly away from the wall with a small gap so water doesn't pass fromthe soil/frameinto the wall.
    • ChrisBint
    • By ChrisBint 15th May 18, 12:56 PM
    • 45 Posts
    • 4 Thanks
    ChrisBint
    • #5
    • 15th May 18, 12:56 PM
    • #5
    • 15th May 18, 12:56 PM
    Just place your raised bed slightly away from the wall with a small gap so water doesn't pass fromthe soil/frameinto the wall.
    Originally posted by Wassa123
    That's the thing. In order to save money, I intend to add sleepers on the front and sides, the rest would be against the wall. Cost even to do that is in excess of 200, and double (and possibly more) for the full frame.

    Good idea however!
    • ChrisBint
    • By ChrisBint 15th May 18, 1:02 PM
    • 45 Posts
    • 4 Thanks
    ChrisBint
    • #6
    • 15th May 18, 1:02 PM
    • #6
    • 15th May 18, 1:02 PM
    What DD1 did was to make a sleeper trough thingy in an L shape in the corner of the walled garden.

    That way, the sleepers were set about 100mm from the wall for that reason.

    Could probably dig out a photo or two if required ...
    Originally posted by J B
    If you have any pictures it would be appreciated.

    Thanks
    • Ruski
    • By Ruski 15th May 18, 1:29 PM
    • 1,578 Posts
    • 927 Thanks
    Ruski
    • #7
    • 15th May 18, 1:29 PM
    • #7
    • 15th May 18, 1:29 PM
    You really need to keep it away from the wall, a couple of hundred now could save a few thousand in years to come.

    HTH

    Russ
    Perfection takes time: don't expect miracles in a day
    • J B
    • By J B 15th May 18, 9:45 PM
    • 2,918 Posts
    • 1,052 Thanks
    J B
    • #8
    • 15th May 18, 9:45 PM
    • #8
    • 15th May 18, 9:45 PM
    If you have any pictures it would be appreciated.
    Originally posted by ChrisBint

    Will this work?


    https://photos.app.goo.gl/77P4FJNuHjVIWWCi1
    • martinthebandit
    • By martinthebandit 15th May 18, 9:51 PM
    • 3,573 Posts
    • 6,120 Thanks
    martinthebandit
    • #9
    • 15th May 18, 9:51 PM
    • #9
    • 15th May 18, 9:51 PM
    That's the thing. In order to save money, I intend to add sleepers on the front and sides, the rest would be against the wall. Cost even to do that is in excess of 200, and double (and possibly more) for the full frame.

    Good idea however!
    Originally posted by ChrisBint

    200! Must be a big bed.

    https://www.harrodhorticultural.com/standard-wooden-raised-beds-pid7994.html

    Not recommending them but just an example
    Politics -
    from the words Poli, meaning many
    and tics meaning blood sucking parasites


    (thanks to Kinky Friedman (or Larry Hardman) for the quote}
Welcome to our new Forum!

Our aim is to save you money quickly and easily. We hope you like it!

Forum Team Contact us

Live Stats

419Posts Today

5,660Users online

Martin's Twitter
  • RT @Dora_Haf: @MartinSLewis So many people on here saying they're great until you get your PROPER job. What if Your proper job Is ON zero?

  • RT @hslt88: @MartinSLewis I?m a trustee for a youth charity. We only have a limited pool of funds for flexible youth workers for holiday sc?

  • RT @Dan_i_elle_88: @MartinSLewis Loved working zero hour agency care work. Never out of work and I loved having the flexibility! Only left?

  • Follow Martin