Today I made a raised flower bed and filled it (loosely) based on the Hugel Culture method. If you don't know about it read on:
Recipe for my raised box.
6 x 2.4M gravel boards cut 170cm/70cm
6 x 40cm arris rail lengths for corners and mid supports.
1 x 2.4M gravel board ripped lengthways as capping
5 x compost bags cut longways to line the inside.
Gravel board offcuts to make the decoration.
I will add some more trim on the corners later.
One layer of logs (I used conifer logs as I have them but not the best)
One layer of sticks and garden debris
One layer of part composted material (I had 7 bags of mixed raw food scraps and garden waste.
4 bags of compost to top off.
I now have the biggest cat litter tray in the neighbourhood...
The design of my raised bed is similar to the raised beds at Smithers* VIARail Station on the old Skeena train route in British Columbia, Canada. Next to this one is a much older one that is a near copy of the Smithers design. *see extras, I found the original photo.