Thursday, January 8, 2015

ROUND RAISED BEDS, INSPIRATION THURSDAY

Round raised bed, image source via Pinterest
With the last couple of Thursday's being Christmas and New Year's Day, we missed having our Inspiration Thursday posting...

I have no idea of the origin behind these, I did a google image search and couldn't find the the original source but I'm fascinated by them.  They look like a neat way to make a round raised bed and as much as I like our traditional rectangle and square wooden raised beds, the round shape is different and unusual and could have its place in the yard/garden as well.  

These look easy(ish) to make, I believe that's some sort of fencing formed into a circular shape and then lined with sheet metal?  Not sure but it's definitely an intriguing way to make a round raised bed.  

Be inspired!


27 comments:

  1. now that is very cool, I like this much better than the treated beams we used,

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    1. Isn't it neat? Something intriguing about them.

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  2. WOW! that is a really Cool idea!

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    1. Glad you liked it, I wish I could find out more but they are definitely neat.

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  3. I prefer the rectangular ones but agree these look very easy to make, could it be corregated plastic ?

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    1. Rectangular definitely fits more cleanly into a garden but I could find a spot or two around the yard for some round ones, ha. I was wondering if corrugated plastic too.

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  4. Those beds look very nice and would be so easy to work in.

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    1. It would be nice to get all around them so easily.

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  5. 1st Man,

    These beds are nice looking. I know they wouldn't hold up well for me, I lean on the sides of my garden beds( because I'm getting old, lol.....) for support when working in the middle of the bed. I would use wood as siding or a cement brick.

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    1. Ha, great point, never thought about that. I do lean on ours too. For the same reason, ha. ;-)

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  6. They do look easy to make. It looks like, what we call, corrugated iron sheets cut down to size. I would think they would be screwed together at the meeting end, then wrapped in Reo (reinforcing mesh) for strength. The edges would be quite deadly though, they can be very sharp. I would think this quite economical too.

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    1. I will have to google that. Yep, I can imagine that might be crazy sharp. Whatever this, I know it's a bit below the fencing, maybe for that reason, ha. It looks like it could be affordable too.

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  7. Those look so cute. But, I would hurt myself each time I went out.

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    1. I understand!! They are cute though!!

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  8. What's even better is there is mulch down, so you don't have to cut around them!

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    1. Good point! Keep them clean, alway a good method, ha.

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  9. I think the grid on the outside is a cut down cattle or hog panel and the inside is cut to size corrugated galvanized tin. I may just borrow this idea!

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    1. Hmm, thanks for that, I will check that out. Off to google in a bit, ha.

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  10. The outside is Hog wire. You can buy it by the yard in most big box and hardware/ranch stores. It's easy to use. This would look great with some vines like sweet potato planted around the edges and hanging over or even trailing petunias planted around the edge of vegetables. Covered up, the hog wire would make a nice elevated round bed.

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    1. Cool! Thank you for this info. Wouldn't that be pretty with the vines? Great idea!!! Thanks for the info too. It could be very neat that way.

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  11. They look cool but I'd worry about the sharp edges, I'd cut myself for sure! i was looking at building some square ones with corrugated iron but building a frame on top to hide the edges.

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    1. Definitely I wonder about that too...but a frame would solve that. Of course not on a round one, ha. Hmm, I wonder if you could get some sort sort of rubber edging to put around the top? Thanks for the info!!!

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  12. Oh my goodness, Crop Circles! I wonder If they got their inspiration from an old Ziggy cartoon that I saw long ago. I find them charming.

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    1. Alison....YOU WIN THE INTERNETS! HA! Crop Circles!!! HA!!!!

      Charming is a good description too.

      Crop circles...ha. Love it!

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  13. Yes Alison crop circles was my very first thought!

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    1. Two great minds, ha. Love that. If we ever do this, I will totally call them our crop circles.

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  14. Sharp edges can be cured with pool noodles. The kind you can get at the dollar store to play with in the swimming pool. Just cut a slit all the way down and put over the sharp part.

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