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Shabby Chic Anyone?

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 21:17

BM, I like that zinc bath and is that a footbath in the pic below the blue chair?

Obelix, the bottle wall is wonderful; does the sun shine through it and sparkle?

Making a potting bench

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 09:23

Fibreclay pots

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 16:57

Not sure what fibre clay is, but when drilling things like tiles I always use masking tape to try and stop cracks and of course a masonry bit.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 16:54

Morning Glory is a climber, but flowers as the name suggests in the morning, so I always plant it facing East.

That Hollyhock is sensational

Dinner time

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 16:52

Making a potting bench

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 16:51

I now have all the equipment for making this bench, local metal worker will cover the top in aluminium. But while I psyche myself up to make it (I may be punching above my weight carpentry wise) I have made a primitive leaf mould container.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/54215.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

 Weighted down with stone at the base. I actually 'sewed' it together (no sniggering at the back there) with plastic covered garden wire.

Shabby Chic Anyone?

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 16:45

If we are still talking about shabby chic, this is a cheap Ikea kitchen stool I painted a while back; I like Cath Kidston's designs, but the colours are a bit too...well, pink for me

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/54209.jpg?width=640&height=350&mode=max

 When I worked in the United Arab Emirates in the mid nineties the only cotton sheets (as opposed to polyester - far too hot) were cheap Chinese ones which were exactly like Cath Kidston ones, but probably poorer quality.

Also, forgive me if I have posted this before, I found this in a charity shop a fe

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/54214.jpg?width=640&height=350&mode=max

 

w months ago, a tapestry fire screen of Anne Hathaways cottage. It was probably done in the 1930's. When I dismantled it to clean the inside of the glass I found the design was by 'PENNY' which I think was a well known brand of tapestry design.

Dinner time

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 15:17

Lunch today was almost the last of the Broad Beans, Runner Beans, Lettuce, the first tomato from the g/h and the Calaloo mix from yesterday; love this time of the year!

Neighbour garden issues

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 09:12

If it is a modern housing estate, do you pay a small service charge for maintenance of the public green areas? If so, there must be some form of management company who you could approach.

Dinner time

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 08:58

I think it will work fine with that combo

Discussions started by artjak

Did I review 1500 plants in my sleep?

Why does it say I've reviewed all these plants? 
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Herniaria Glabra

Smooth Rupturewort 
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ngs garden in Peterborough

Unusual Hostas 
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Reduced Shredder from Tesco

Rubbish really 
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Making a potting bench

Any suggestions welcome 
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Gooseberry crop

Best crop ever 
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Massive grass snake

Grass snake in herbaceous border 
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More good guys

Good plant supplier 
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bird nest in potato bag

I have found a bird's nest in a potato grow bag 
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What veg are you growing this year?

What veg? 
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Cuttings

Advice needed on propagation 
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Anyone involved in Government's Green Deal?

Would like feedback info on Green Deal 
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Pruning Hebes

Is it possible to prune Hebes? 
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Emptying a compost bin

How to empty a bin 
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Watercress

Anyone ever grown watercress 
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