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    • ChrisBint
    • By ChrisBint 15th May 18, 8:37 AM
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    Building raised bed against garden wall
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    • 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.

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    • TheCyclingProgrammer
    • By TheCyclingProgrammer 15th May 18, 10:08 AM
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    • 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
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    • 15th May 18, 10:10 AM
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    • 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
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    • 15th May 18, 12:29 PM
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    • 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
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    • 15th May 18, 12:56 PM
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    • 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
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    • 15th May 18, 1:02 PM
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    • 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.

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    • Ruski
    • By Ruski 15th May 18, 1:29 PM
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    • 15th May 18, 1:29 PM
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    • 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
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    • 15th May 18, 9:45 PM
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    • 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
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    • 15th May 18, 9:51 PM
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    • 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}
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