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Planter beds

Discussion in 'Gardening Discussions' started by Stve1973, Aug 10, 2018.

  1. Stve1973

    Stve1973 Apprentice Gardener

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    hi all, I’ve put some open bottomed planter beds 18 inches high around the outside of my garden, these are layed on the existing soil. I’m looking at planting some daffodil bulbs and other flowers and the mrs has a hydrangea cutting she wants to plant.

    Should I just fill them with soil or do I need a layer of pea gravel or something similar in the bottom?
     
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    • Loofah

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      Just fill 'em up
       
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        Gail_68 Plant a little love, watch a miracle grow.

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        Hi @Stve1973 :sign0016: to GC and nice to have you with us :)

        Loofah is most probably right but if it was me as I've never done it before...if there's holes in the bottom of the planter beds...then the bottom would be lined with some larger gravel to help regarding drainage but i'm no expert in this field ;)
         
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        Open bottoms (I assume this means its a frame sat directly on grass) so no need to add anything.
         
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          Welcome to the forum!

          I have raised beds and because I put mine on top of lawn, I lined them with weed barrier before filling. It might be a good precaution to take just in case the soil beneath is harbouring weed seeds.
           
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            Thanks all, I’d never got round to laying turf so they are sat on top soil.
             
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              Can you post a picture Stve1973?
              Concerning the hydrangea cutting, dont put that in the raised beds. Instead put it in small pot to grow on :)
              Welcome to the forum :)
               
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