I have been asked by my children's school to make a frame to contain
soil/compost type material for planting bulbs in. It is quite a large
triangular area and I was thinking of making it from decking planking etc.
The total height will be "3 bricks" i.e. approx 9 inches. I will stake it
every so often for strength but my main concern is will it last. I don't
think the school want a hundred years out of it but would like it to last a
while. Is the decking planking treated to withstand this or will I need to
do something else to it, I don't really want to start lining it with any
thing as I am providing all the materials and labour for free so the cheaper
and quicker the better as far as I am concerned. Also if anybody in the
Leeds/Wakefield area has any decking planks left over from a project, would
you consider donating them to a good cause?
- posted 12 years ago