Outdoor Basjoo On The Move

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Re: Outdoor Basjoo On The Move

Post by GoggleboxUK » Thu Jan 05, 2012 7:21 pm

Kristen wrote:
GoggleboxUK wrote:
Kristen wrote:the Basjoo are in raised beds.
Are the raised beds "isolated" from the Leylandii? I'm thinking of something like that under by trees as the soil is just full of roots, with a pond-liner beneath the raised bed (and planting bog-loving plants in the raised beds)
Yes, they're basically just large wooden crates lined with builders grade plastic sheeting with holes punched in the base then a foot deep layer of gravel and topped up with soil and compost.

They're sat on top of the root-infested soil and 'clad' with bits of sandstone.

The overhead spread of the conifers keeps it nicely sheltered too.

They'll be dismantled in spring to make way for my greenhouse and something a bit more permanent.

You can get a better idea from this pic:

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Re: Outdoor Basjoo On The Move

Post by Kristen » Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:40 pm

icon_thumleft Cheers G.B. ... can't see me getting around to building mine until next Autumn earliest though. Even for a Project Starter like me I've got too much on the go at the mo.!
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Re: Outdoor Basjoo On The Move

Post by pdid » Fri Jan 06, 2012 10:04 am

Mine is pushing against the ceiling of it`s protection too:

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