Hackney Permaculture


raised beds in kingston
March 28, 2010, 6:25 pm
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The bug has started to spread around my family – my dad was talking this morning about sharing an allotment with a friend and my mother and stepdad have decided to sacrifice some of their lawn for some raised beds :-)

I would more normally used recycled scaff planks for raised beds but my mum had already plumped for a B&Q kit. It was rather unnecessarily high so we cut into two and filled up with compost that my mum has been hoarding for a while. Once filled we temporarily covered with plastic to stop cats, squirrels and others diving in for a cheeky dig.

I have recommended that she buys one of Rocket Garden’s excellent growing kits from here which i have now used on a number of occasions.

I have also set her some homework of reading up about salads – for those of you not familiar with Charles Dowding then please have a read of his site and perhaps even buy his book – http://www.charlesdowding.co.uk/Books-Salad-Leaves-For-All-Seasons

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The front garden
April 24, 2009, 3:58 pm
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We have been plotting and scheming for a while about what to do with the front garden, previously an ugly useless bit of concrete. Seemed about time to make something so Dean came over and we played with tools and heavy stuff to make a raised bed…

We now have raspberries, tomatoes, borage, rocket, lettuce, marigolds, radishes and loads of wild mint and lemon balm.

Breaking up the front patio back in december 08

Breaking up the front patio back in december 08

Front garden with path and soil

Front garden with path and soil

Building a raised bed onto the mulched front garden

Building a raised bed onto the mulched front garden

Front garden with soft fruit bed at back, raised bed in middle, and small herb bed at front

Front garden with soft fruit bed at back, raised bed in middle, and small herb bed at front



Another raised bed, bench fixing and tidy up
October 11, 2008, 2:36 pm
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Yesterday we made a second slightly lower raised bed using some more pallets from down the road, I fixed the broken bench we were given from next door and Claudia and Vanessa made the place look beautiful with tiles found in the garden and some love.

Vanessa making a raised bed

Vanessa making a raised bed

Claudia tidying

Claudia tidying

One fixed bench in the sun

One fixed bench in the sun

Looking kinda nice, hey?

Looking kinda nice, hey?