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Frequently Asked Questions.

GardenLarch Ltd

Do I need to line the planter?
No – Larch is a naturally resinous timber and as such is fine in soil. It is used for fence posts and fence panels and is naturally durable. However a liner might be useful if the planter is in a south facing position and concerns about the soil drying out are an issue. We have larch planters on site that are approximately 6 years old and have no liner and the timber has not deteriorated.

How much soil will I need for the planter?
We would recommend using a good quality compost and top soil mix of 50/50. The amount of soil depends on the size of planter ordered. As a rough guide

Planter size Litres Required
1m x450mm x 350mm high (applies for 500mm high legs 650mm legs and 900mm legs) 120
1m x450mm x 500mm high 200
1m x240mm x 350mm high 60
1m x 240mm x 650mm high 120
1.45m x 450mm x 350mm high 175
1.45m x240mm x 650mm high 175
1.45m x450mm x 650mm high 300

Can I paint / stain the planter?
Yes, larch accepts paint and stain well. We would advise using a quality paint or stain and following the manufactures guidelines. It may be necessary to use a primer and/ or a resin blocker. We use Johnstones woodworks and this provides a good coverage with no issues. We would not advise using any Cuprinol product without the necessary primer (Sikkens Cetol BL primer). Farrow and Ball colours also require the Farrow and Ball primer.

Will the wood be ok untreated?
The planter will be fine left in its natural state. The wood, as all wood outdoors will naturally turn a silver grey colour in 12-18 months. The larch boards will be Ok in this state.

We hope you enjoy your new planter.
We can also make any bespoke planer you may require –please contact us.
If you have any more queries please do not hesitate to contact us.
Chris 07988179838
Phil 07778547900

“Hi Chris
I am so delighted with the 1.45mt workbench you supplied. It is sturdy and easy to put together (thanks to the predrilled holes). Delivery was very quick. Also a massive thank you for supplying the extra pieces of wood, cut to the correct size to enable me to fit my woodwork vice. I will be recommending your company to family and friends.
Colin Mundy

“Hello Guys

We just purchased a planter (with legs) from yourselves and having assembled it I wanted to tell you how pleased we are with this piece of kit. Not only is it well made and easy to put together it is also very robust, something perhaps we should expect but don’t often get with garden equipment bought on line.Again, many thanks.


Philip Ager

“Hi Chris,
Just had to say a big THANK YOU for the fabulous raised bed I purchased from you last week! It arrived on Friday even though I’d only just ordered it on the Tuesday…super fast delivery! The bed itself is beautiful, solid, and so easy to put together and smells amazing! And, all for just £95! 
Thanks again Chris,
Kind regards,
Jane Kirkwood

Garden Larch Limited

Long Fold Farm
North Road

Company Number 07685244