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What's been your best garden freebie?

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 09:13

I've got some freebies from work - seedlings from steps, and nooks and crannies, and they've been potted on and planted out. I've had seeds from people here which is great, and it's been nice to reciprocate 

But my favourite freebie is my Dad's big glazed pot. He used it for acid which stripped the lacquer from the instruments he repaired, and it lived in the garage.It weighs a ton!  It will have a special place here when I finish all the work I'm doing 


Posted: 21/09/2014 at 08:49

Glad you had a good time lily 

Don't go mad and start doing 'stuff' Dove - we don't want you falling over and breaking the other wrist...

oh, and if you want to make crocks for pots, just drop them on a hard surface next time - you don't have to use your head to do it... 


Posted: 21/09/2014 at 08:46

danny - sorry to hear about your circumstances. You'll miss your garden. Hope you're ok and can hopefully have one again at some point. 


Posted: 21/09/2014 at 08:44

Fishy - I can't take any credit for those two ponds - we inherited them, but they were very neglected. My partner at the time had no idea that pond was there - it was so badly overgrown, and the big one was a mess too, so we spent a lot of time renovating and improving it by creating a path so that we could walk right along it and enjoy the wildlife better

I've never planted my watercress - I just chuck it in and it gradually sets itself into the edges or bits of silt, but I may plant some in my new little pond. I'm thinking of putting it in a little mesh pocket at one side. They're good if you don't have nice even shelves for baskets and you can buy them now, but I might just cobble one together with some netting or landscape fabric. That's the mean...errr...canny Scot coming out in me 


Posted: 21/09/2014 at 08:19

Morning all. A beautiful day to come here, there's been some frost overnight, although it's an air frost so nothing nipped in the garden! There's condensation on the windows and the little birds have been at the feeders already.

Did lots yesterday and I even sat on the bench with a cup of tea  ...for about five minutes    but I then I did some deadheading to the sound of James Taylor so that I get in the mood for seeing him next week. Ladybirds on the sedums and I rescued one from the kitchen but she didn't want to fly away home - she ran around my hand for ages.....ain't life grand sometimes. 

Lovely pix from the TWIG's visit. Glad the weather was kind. Good luck with your bid OL. Off to look round here with a cuppa now.


Posted: 20/09/2014 at 19:46

chicky - glad you had a good day ...and she'll be fine even if you aren't  x

Been outside all afternoon - not long in - the rain never arrived and it was sunny again. This weather is very strange here. Thundery looking clouds but they don't seem to want to offload! If I eventually get an outside tap put in, I bet it starts and never goes off 

Off to have a look round at all your exploits now 


Posted: 20/09/2014 at 08:48

Dove - that's what I was thinking! 

I had to look up Iceni - thought it was a typo...

BL - you're having some dreadful weather. I hope it clears up for you. Who'd have thought you'd have a better chance of a good day in the west of Scotland in September than in France! 


Posted: 20/09/2014 at 08:40

Lesley - I can't remember it ever being this dry for so long. We've had hardly any rain in the last few months. Usually we get a few dry days then it rains for a week!

Hope chicky and lily both have a really good time. 

I don't know what TWIG stands for either 

West Acre

Posted: 20/09/2014 at 08:32

Bonne chance all! 

I'm feeling a bit continental today 



Posted: 20/09/2014 at 08:28

Hope the weather stays fine for you all today. I'll wave the wand - or maybe you should all visit some gardens here - we seem to have plenty of dry weather ... 

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