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George the Pigman
November 25, 2021, 15:47:38 by George the Pigman
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I would be interested to know what sort of wood people are using for their raised beds and also how they attach them. Looking at the RHS website they suggest using pressure treated gravel boards nailed or screwed  to 18inch, 3inch by 3 inch posts set about 1ft in the ground at the corners.
 However I am interested in any alternatives people have found successful.
pumpkinlover
November 24, 2021, 08:17:32 by pumpkinlover
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Non alcoholic- my favorite afternoon drink  is to warm up apple juice and put in the flask with some powdered ginger.

Coffee in the morning though.  :coffee2:

ACE
November 23, 2021, 12:52:03 by ACE
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I don't do anything that involves Black friday, but some of you might, Brown Friday promises half price seeds from their basic range. I have had good results from these in the past. Just sign up to their newsletter, then when the seeds have come cancel it as they do spam you with a lot of junk.
ACE
November 23, 2021, 08:21:31 by ACE
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Rotovated the whole plot apart from the brassica tunnel and row of leeks. Was then ready for a two and a half ton load of well rotted (free) which was then spread all over the plot. The previous plot holders had planted fruit bushes all over the place so I moved them all to a corner which will have a fruit cage over. Not really hard work as they seemed to just scrape a hole to plant them. They lifted complete with a good rootball and whacked straight into nice deep manured hole. Then deeply mulched with chippings  (free again). Filled the surrounding paths with more chippings which were mostly eucalyptus so a nice healthy smell when walking on them. Planted onions, garlic and broad beans. Just the poly and the floral corner to tidy up and the weather can do what it likes without me fretting that something needs to be done until the spring :sunny: which is february for us who don't live in the frozen wastelands of the north. On top of that I have decorated 3 rooms and refitted the craft room for the Yeti in pink knickers. Brownie points earned just in time for xmas and hopefully the 12 string guitar I have my eye on will appear in my stocking.  :icon_cheers:

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