Building Raised Beds
By Fern Marshall Bradley
Published by Storey Publishing
In some gardens or allotment sites, raised beds can be a necessity. Whether you want to create raised beds to help improve drainage in areas prone to water logging, or to visually improve the appearance of your garden or allotment, I am sure that the Building Raised Beds by Fern Marshall Bradley will help you.
Building Raised Beds is compact and light to carry – it’s easy to bring with you, wherever you’re gardening. Being easy to carry, means you can easily refer back to the book, for guidance and reassurance, to help build your confidence and avoid any unnecessary pangs of uncertainty if you’ve not built raised beds before.
I’ve spoken to a number of successful, hands on gardeners, who have created their own raised beds, about this book – the methods demonstrated within the book are of the same approach and method as they use, and have used with success over many years.
Building Raised Beds contains all the information you need to create your own raised beds, from orientation, the size of the bed you’re creating, the soil requirements, frame materials, spacing, paths, even building raised beds on a slope, as well as watering, feeding, and more, are covered within this book!
Despite being a compact book, Building Raised Beds contains more information than you might expect – there’s information on seeds, advice on creating supports for your plants, guidance on protecting your plants, installing watering systems, or creating sunken beds as opposed to raised beds.
Building Raised Beds is a useful book, it would make an ideal gift, or stocking filler, for a budding gardener, someone taking on an allotment, or thinking about creating their own raised beds.
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To find out more about this book – Building Raised Beds by Fern Marshall Bradley, which is published by Storey Publishing, please click here.
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To see photographs from the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016, please click here.