Sunday, March 18, 2012

The big ugly box

We decided to go with the raised beds plan so I spent Saturday building a very large ugly box beside the garage. It is built around the pohutukawa stump and some concrete that I couldn't put in the skip last week.

A big ugly box has appeared beside the garage

Sunday, I finished the box off with some plastic to keep the chemicals used to treat the wood from leeching into anything that we grow in it. I might try to make a lid for it out of corrugated plastic like what is on the garage roof to help keep it warm inside the box.

Lined with plastic and filled with the last of the garden debris

We have a bit more work to do clearing out weeds on this terrace, then we will try and get some grass growing down here.

Getting cleared out slowly, some more work to be done

The never ending battle to keep the bank free from weeds continues. I hate bark chips, but they seem to work on the bit of garden opposite the bank. So we are probably going to get some to coat the bank and see if it helps any.

Helen weeding the bank

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