My long suffering husband thought this was a very bad idea as he envisaged a huge amount of work on his part but I assured him that after many years of watching and being builders mate I could manage by myself!
So after indulging me with a trip to the sawmills to purchase timber I arrived home ready for the task at hand
Well any of us here in lovely Northern ireland would tell you that 2015 has been a “challenging” gardening season and I wouldn’t disagree.
At the start of the season I had decided I needed to make it a bit easier for myself to manage the garden as combining the garden and the production kitchen becomes a huge juggling act by mid summer.
So I decided to convert my raised beds, which were formed from piled up soil and compost into a much smarter and hopefully easier maintained affair.
It took a couple of weeks of very hard work (ignoring the rain) and a lot of determination but finally I got all of the beds done and new weed membrane on paths and then bark chippings down. So far the results have been less maintenance and so more time for growing, harvesting and cooking