Raised Timber Beds for the Garden
Timber Raised Beds.
A Raised Bed will give any garden an instant uplift. A classic and stylish addition to any garden, you can now create the perfect area to begin growing whatever plants you desire within minutes. Particularly well designed for growing vegetables, the raised bed gives you the opportunity to save money by growing your very own delicious, organic produce all year round with great ease.
Most Raised Beds come in Kit form, making them very quick and easy to assemble. The natural properties of wood make this option a long-lasting, hard-wearing choice, this is enhanced by the fact that most wood has been pre-treated with a preservative to increase its lifetime. If you want to create a more individual look for your garden, why not paint your raised bed to coordinate with your favourite garden accessories, choosing pretty pastels or bright and funky colours to give your garden a unique and modern look.
Wooden Raised Bed Varieties.
Budget: Wood is a natural, sophisticated and classic look for the garden. Created in a variety of different woods there is a Raised Bed to suit every gardener's taste and price range. Choosing a great value Allotment Wooden Raised Bed will allow you to provide excellent growing facilities for your allotment without breaking the bank. Made from slim timber planks and available in a range of sizes, this is a great choice for the avid gardener, or for the beginner on a budget.
Standard: A Standard Raised Bed is made with hard-wearing, thick timber planks which will weather-in beautifully to create a soft, subtle look for the garden. The FSC Raised Bed Kit and the Standard Wooden Raised Bed is available in a range of sizes and shapes, both of these are a great long-lasting, good value choice for any garden.
If you prefer the hard-wearing properties of Cedar wood, then look no further than the elegant FSC Cedar Square Raised Bed, which will be sure to add a wealth of planting opportunity to any garden. Or if you like the attractive woven look of Willow, choose a Willow Raised Bed for a stylish garden contrast that will never date.
Superior: If you are looking for a luxurious Raised Bed, the Superior Wooden Raised Bed or the Chinese Fir Premier Raised Bed will add a sophisticated dimension to your garden. Designed with long-lasting style and beauty in mind, the thick, stylish wood frames are available in a variety of sizes and will give your garden a touch of class and elegance.
Soil for Raised Beds.
With a Raised Bed there is no need to worry about what type of soil you have in your garden, as you can fill each raised bed with the soil type prefered by you plant groups. Choosing your soil to suit your plants will give them the best start, and provide them with their own ideal growing conditions. Just a few of the varieties on offer include:
- Organic Multi-Purpose Compost for your new seedlings.
- Clay based soil for your Perenialls.
- Sand based soil for plants that like to be well drained and can withstand drought conditions.
- Acid based ericaseous compost for beautiful flowering shrubs and fruit.
- Alkaline soil for chalk loving plants.
- Fertile, loamy soil as a good all-rounder
Positioning the Raised Bed.
The advantage of a raised bed is that it can be placed anywhere in the garden, on either a soft or hard surface. So if the sun shines on your patio, you can just place a raised bed in that area, add your favourite plants and enjoy the result without having to dig any holes or ruin any paving. Perhaps you have an untidy patch of garden that is crying out to be planted, just place your raised bed frame directly on the ground and see how quickly this transform into a neat and tidy area ready for planting.
Each plant group also prefers certain areas in the garden, sunny, shady, sheltered or open, so position your raised bed in the best area for promoting growth and development of your plants. Consider where to position your plants, vegetables or herbs by thinking about a place that is easy to access, allowing you to easily tend to every new shoot.
Now you can utilize small or unused corners of the garden too, choosing a Corner Wooden Raised Bed will allow a good amount of planting in an otherwise unused area, the FSC Cedar Triangle Raised Bed is another good example of the stylish feature that a corner raised bed can bring to your garden.
Raised Bed Tables, Troughs and Mangers.
The Raised Bed also brings great benefit to the physically challenged and anyone concerned about keeping their back strong. With less distance to bend than ground level planting, Raised Bed Tables, Troughs or Mangers will be easier to reach than anything on the ground. Choosing a Standard Wooden Raised Bed Table will give you an easy answer to high level planting at a great price. If you are looking for something slightly more luxurious then the Botanico Wooden Raised Bed Platform
and the Superior Wooden Raised Bed Table will also provide added style and strength. An attractive addition to the garden is the Mini Manger Trough Planterand the Maxi Manger Trough Planter, with size options to suit both a compact or larger space, this innovation is effortlessly stylish and allows all gardeners the benefit of easy reach gardening, as well as adding a beautiful feature to any garden.
Raised Bed Herb Garden.
If growing herbs appeals to your senses, a Herb Raised Bed will be perfect for creating an aromatic, culinary addition to your garden. Herbs are fast growing and some can spread far and wide, but this raised bed will allow you to contain your herbs, stopping them from strangling other plants.