Six years ago I dug up part of my lawn and built raised beds to grow vegetables. I used planks from an old shed and some old bookshelves (and yes, to quote my assistant gardener, I removed the books first). Six years on and the wood is beginning to rot a bit. One side fell off this one. Bella probably helped:
So today’s task was to try and fix them up to last at least another season. DIY is not really my thing but I can manage the simpler tasks of drilling holes, with a trusty hand drill, and tightening screws. Ta da:
but I fixed it too. The wood on these won’t last forever but a little bit of love and attention should keep them going for this year at least.
While I was down on my knees, observing the rotten wood and the moss and the little creatures running about, I had a slug’s eye view of the runner beans in the seed house – and look what they’ve been up to: