Raised Garden Bed Construction: If using timber, ensure that it is an untreated hardwood to prevent the risk of chemicals leaching into the soil. Pine that was treated using chromated copper arsenate, or CCA, contains a toxic chemical mix for preserving timber which can be drawn up into the plants and eat part or all of the plant. A common approach is to use timber sleepers joined with steel rods to hold them together.
HOW TO PRUNE CLIMBING & RAMBLING ROSES •Follow the steps in the article to prune MODERN CLIMBING ROSES: (‘New Dawn’, ‘Blaze’, ‘White Dawn’, ‘Iceberg’, ‘Zepherine Drouhin’, ‘Eden’, ‘Golden Showers’ ‘Aloha’ etc.) •Follow the steps in the article to prune RAMBLING ROSES: (‘American Pillar’, Rosa wichuriana,’William Baffin’, ‘Super Excelsa’, ‘Super Dorothy’ ‘Himalayan Musk’, etc)
This really works - we did it for our raised beds and regular garden, no weeds for two years!! The newspaper will prevent any grass and weed seeds from germinating, but unlike fabric, it will decompose after about 18 months. By that time, any grass and weed seeds that were present in the soil on planting will be dead. It’s green, it’s cheaper than fabric, and when you decide to remove or redesign the bed later on, you will not have the headache you would with fabric. (another pinner said)