So, you want to create a raised bed or planter with railway sleepers to add something extra to your garden? A special feature, some raised vegetable beds, a beautiful raised border? Well, constructing a raised bed out of railway sleepers is amazingly straightforward. Below I describe the method for building a raised garden bed that is two boards high, which provides good depth. Extremely thick. railway sleepers are about 2.5 meters in length and about 30 cm by 15 cm thick. I found a free supply from Vic Railway. The list of uses for railway sleepers is endless, from raised beds for either flowers or vegetables (using either creosote treated or completely untreated reclaimed sleepers) through to steps and even garden furniture. The only limit to their use is your own imagination!.
There are a lot of advantages to having a raised garden bed to grow your fruit and vegetables. These include less weeds, more growing space, less soil erosion, better water retention than sandy soils, and better drainage than clay soils. Sleepers Garden. We want to make some raised beds with railway sleepers this year – these are fab! Explore Rochelle Cocksworth’s board Raised veg beds on Pinterest, a visual bookmarking tool that helps you discover and save creative ideas See more about Railway Sleepers, Railway Sleepers Garden and Raised Garden Beds.
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How To Build A Raised Garden Bed With Sleepers
Railway Sleepers Cambridge Madingley Mulch Garden Supplies Show How to Add Raised Beds to Your Garden. Allen Landscaping, Raised softwood sleeper beds designed for both vegetables & shrubs in High Wycombe & Postcombe in Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire. I decided to use redressed old red gum sleepers as the frame for the beds and constructed them 2100 x 1200 x 100 cm and spaced the beds 70 cm apart. Raised beds are also a useful way to garden if you have restricted mobility, as they reduce the need to bend. 5m to allow access from the sides Avoid long runs of beds so that people are not tempted to step on them to get to the other side Pathways should be wide enough to wheel a barrow or accommodate special needs such as wheelchairs; 30cm (1ft) is the minimum width for walking and 45cm (18in) the minimum width for wheelbarrows Consider the materials: timber is cheap, but even when treated is the least long-lasting; sleepers are long-lasting but costly, bulky and difficult to cut; masonry is costly but permanent. Looking to add Redwood timber sleepers or raised planter beds to your garden? For more details, call Charltons in Frome on 01373 481 410. Lots of people worry about the safety of treated pine sleepers for vegie garden beds, but new products and sound research should ease organic gardeners’ fears. One of the most popular ways to edge raised vegie garden beds is to use timber sleepers of some sort.