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Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Posted: 27/10/2014 at 15:36

Went to Sandringham today as was getting cabin fever and trying to avoid paperwork.

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 Not sure what these are

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 I really went to see the house, which smelt strangely of solvents, so spent most of the time walking around the parkland.

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

Posted: 27/10/2014 at 15:31

If lilypily clutches a large magnet, and we have another one on board, viola! I will also bring a little umbrella to place behind those prone to travel sickness

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.

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