We lost all our apricots to fruit fly, and plums to parrots, last year, so I'm not taking any chances! Cockatoos are circling too, the bastards! The dogs have already been digging in the new beds, so it may need covering all the time.
Another reason is a lot of sleepers come in at 2.4m, so you can make a roughly 2x1m bed without spending ages cutting everything piece of wood you have.Is there a specific reason for planters generally being around 2x1m? Is there any reason I shouldn't do a longer stretch or a more narrow one?