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Mark out a cross with pegs and string. Dig trenches following the string lines, just wider and not quite as deep as the bricks to allow space for the bricks to settle. Use a hammer handle to firm in the bricks.
Finish the last quarter and bed the bricks down securely, packing the soil firmly against them (no need to mortar them in). If you wish to have a plant in the center of the feature, make sure you leave space for it.
Arrange the plants in their pots before they go in the ground, so you can adjust the spacing if required. Water each plant thoroughly before removing it from its pot. Make planting holes and insert the plants. Water well.
Excerpted from Simple Steps: Vegetable Gardening
© Dorling Kindersley Limited 2007
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