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Shabby Chic Anyone?

Posted: 27/10/2014 at 15:26

obelixx, I have had furniture dipped in a CAUSTIC bath. This then has to be neutralised with vinegar. It was a Victorian chest of drawers and the drawers all became unglued in the bath, so had to be glued together again. It helps if you have sash cramps for this. It took a few days as I recollect to dry out and then get gently sanded in the direction of the grain.

The alternative is to have them sandblasted; (also known as bead blasting I think) this would give them a very coarse rustic look. I had my mantelpiece done heavily like this and it is like frozen waves

Need an easy use composter

Posted: 27/10/2014 at 15:21

There seem to be many theories on these threads, GG.

Some say it is too hot for them, some say there is not enough edible material for them, some say it is too dry...etc.

I think I will have to ask the guy at Garden Organic

Of course, they could just be popping up to say hello!

Hallowe'en Party 31 Oct in The Log Cabin, Verdun's Garden

Posted: 27/10/2014 at 09:34

Yay! a works outing in a charabanc We can sing awful songs all the way there!

Shabby Chic Anyone?

Posted: 27/10/2014 at 09:06

Hallowe'en Party 31 Oct in The Log Cabin, Verdun's Garden

Posted: 27/10/2014 at 09:05

Nut, of course I can pick you up, I'll be bringing gooseberry wine...

It's a mystery ....

Posted: 26/10/2014 at 19:27

Orlaya Grandiflora crossed with coriander? Plants are promiscuous

Hallowe'en Party 31 Oct in The Log Cabin, Verdun's Garden

Posted: 26/10/2014 at 19:16

I'll bring some sparklers

Need an easy use composter

Posted: 26/10/2014 at 19:12

Emptied a Dalek that I finished filling in April today and even though it is a small bin and all the contents had settled with the composting process, I could not believe how many buckets it filled. It has all gone on the front area outside the fence which is very different to the heavy clay inside the garden. The soil out there can be almost powdery in places, so the compost mulch will help to give structure to the soil.

Wallflowers

Posted: 26/10/2014 at 19:07

Planted wallflowers, stocks, hollyhocks, pastel Sweet Williams out at the front, got rid of Juniper Horizontalis (?) and Cotton Lavender (got bored with them). Dug in home made compost first as the soil was very poor where those two shrubs had been.

Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Posted: 26/10/2014 at 19:04

Very lovely pics from everyone

Discussions started by artjak

Master Composters need your support

Vote for us 
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Gariguettes Strawberry

Has anyone grown them? 
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Last Post: 04/11/2014 at 10:50

Well, I never knew that!

The science aspect of wildlife 
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Last Post: 20/10/2014 at 16:18

Slow cookers

Any advice welcome 
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Last Post: 17/10/2014 at 22:48

Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse Apple Day

Info about this 
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Last Post: 03/10/2014 at 12:47

Wow, what a sunset!

Nature's generosity 
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Last Post: 25/10/2014 at 20:20

Weed Killer and compost bins

A response to a thread I can't find 
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Last Post: 12/09/2014 at 18:51

Phlox mould?

What is this stuff? 
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Last Post: 11/09/2014 at 21:31

Any wine makers out there?

What have you made this year? 
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Last Post: 03/10/2014 at 09:01

Did I review 1500 plants in my sleep?

Why does it say I've reviewed all these plants? 
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Last Post: 30/08/2014 at 18:51

Herniaria Glabra

Smooth Rupturewort 
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Last Post: 04/08/2014 at 20:32

ngs garden in Peterborough

Unusual Hostas 
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Last Post: 23/07/2014 at 16:42

Reduced Shredder from Tesco

Rubbish really 
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Last Post: 24/07/2014 at 19:55

Making a potting bench

Any suggestions welcome 
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Last Post: 30/07/2014 at 09:23

Gooseberry crop

Best crop ever 
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