This is a raised corner bed that I have got my eye on for growing some butternut squash and pumpkins but it was a bit overgrown with ivy.
It took some clearing - some of the roots were a good inch thick and needed sawing
To kill off the ivy we are trying Garden Organic's chemical free plot clearing guide .
We covered the roots in cardboard
Then S topped it with our first batch of homemade compost.
Finally we put a plastic cover over it all (empty compost bags). When my seedlings are ready, we can cut slits in the plastic and plant them through it. No idea if it will work!
We were lucky to spot a huge frog whilst clearing the ivy - I felt a bit mean for destroying what must have been an excellent hiding place!