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  1. Guide to Keyhole Raised Bed Gardening

    Guide to Keyhole Raised Bed Gardening
    Originally created to help grow healthy crops in dry climates, the keyhole gardening method is fast becoming a popular way to grow crops, using minimal space and less water, in your own back garden. Using raised beds that resemble keyholes, the method allows for a sustainable approach to waste management and food production. If you are looking to build a...
  2. What to grow in raised beds

    What to grow in raised beds
    In my Kitchen Garden I grow mainly in raised beds and containers due to the top soil being almost solid clay; in fact I think I should have taken up pottery as well as gardening! With that said, many people ask how I cope with not being able to grow all the types of fruit and vegetable that I want…my...
  3. New build garden ideas using WoodBlocX

    New build garden ideas using WoodBlocX
    This blog is packed with new build garden ideas, because, whilst moving into a brand new home with a fresh interior is an amazing feeling, looking out onto an uninspiring garden may not create the same levels of excitement! New homeowners regularly get in touch with us to help them transform their blank canvas gardens, which are usually made up...
  4. Raised bed kits that slot together

    Raised bed kits that slot together
    WoodBlocX is where your next garden update begins, our slot together raised beds are quick and easy to build, saving you time and effort. Each kit can be designed to fit your garden perfectly, thanks to WoodBlocX being a modular timber system. Our raised bed kits are different to every other type available (including railway sleepers), in fact they are...
  5. What is the best material for making a raised bed?

    What is the best material for making a raised bed?
    There are many different types of materials that can be used to build raised garden beds. From treated wooden blocks, to railway sleepers and bricks, each material can vary in cost and annual maintenance must be considered. Our customers tell us they spend time researching the options to find out which material is best suited for what they want to...
  6. Autumn garden updates

    Autumn garden updates
    It's that time of year when things start to slow down in the garden, the weather is cooler too which makes it a great time to think about autumn garden updates. Whether you're ready to have a good tidy up, plant new trees or hedges, start a veg patch, to make those changes you just didn't get round too during...
  7. Do I need drainage behind my retaining wall?

    Do I need drainage behind my retaining wall?
    The answer to this is very simply yes you do need drainage behind your WoodBlocX retaining wall. Here we will take you through the process from selecting the right liner to ensuring that you have the right materials to hand ready for the build.  Drainage Including a drainage medium behind your WoodBlocX retaining wall or any retaining wall for that...
  8. When to use a retaining wall

    When to use a retaining wall
    Retaining walls can make all the difference to a garden, but when do you need a retaining wall and what is the benefits? You may have existing walls that need a refresh or rebuilding, or you may want to consider installing one if you have a sloping garden, uneven terrain, or you wish to landscape it and create a wall...
  9. What to use for a retaining wall

    What to use for a retaining wall
    How long will a retaining wall last? Retaining walls can be built for a wide variety of materials, each offers different lifespans and styles, the type of material that is best for you depends one or a number of factors including; style as your garden may have a very specific style or theme i.e. cottage garden, modern or contemporary...
  10. Modular retaining walls - the benefits of using WoodBlocX

    Modular retaining walls - the benefits of using WoodBlocX
    WoodBlocX is ideal for building modular retaining walls, making it a great alternative to bricks, stone and railway sleepers. We’ve provided a rundown of the materials you can use to build retaining walls in your garden and how the WoodBlocX retaining wall stacks up against them. WoodBlocX modular retaining walls Lets start with our versatile modular timber system. WoodBlocX...

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