Dear all My wife and I currently renovating a garden. We have an east facing garden with a patio area by the house and a raised patio area at the back of the garden. The bit it the middle is rectangular with the dimensions of 675cm by 735cm. We have just had a lawn laid in a diamond shape, see diagram. My wife wants raised beds in the garden and I think we don’t need them. She asked me to read up about raised beds and the more I read the more I am convinced that we don’t need them. I accept her argument that aesthetically they could be quite pleasing but I think they would only be pleasing if they could be well maintained. She wants them I the two corners of the garden nearest to the house. She indicated that she wanted a triangular shape raised bed but looking at the layout it will have to be a long triangle to fit the corner. We already have a wood store at one side and a we are going to get a bike shed for the other side so we will not have access to the beds from the patio only from the longest side. My concerns are as follows:We will get weeds growing from the next door gardens and the gap between the bed and the next door garden. We will not be able to keep these weeds under control because we won’t have access to them.We will not have access to the back of the beds as they will be over a meter away. So we are not utilising space at the back of the bed or will not be able to access it for controlling weeds.We could make the beds smaller but this would just leave a section in front of the best with no lawn. Yes we could put bark chippings down but I think that would be a waste of quite a bit of prime land. What would be the maximum recommended size of a raised triangular bed with only access from the garden area (hypotenuse)? Any advice as to whether a raised bed in these locations are going to work?