I started our garden from scratch in the middle of a paddock just over a year ago. We had the area dug out into three terraces (about 250m2!) but putting in garden beds has evolved as I’ve had time to make them. In theory I love the idea of having custom built raised beds that will last for years and make the whole garden neat and tidy. In practice I tend to re-use things rather than see them go to waste and most of our money has gone on the house build so I’ve had to be resourceful when it comes to creating them. And I’m not especially neat and tidy. Here’s a sum of the materials I’ve used to make the beds and the pro’s and con’s.