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Posted: 19/08/2014 at 20:25

Looks lovely Dove - that wasn't there when I posted.

Panda - I think someone's trying to tell you something with that arch...make sure that new one's well secured....

Wrists are very sore but I'm managing to have a cuppa and one of daughter's flapjacks that she made today so I think i can soldier on bravely...

Have a lovely day tomorrow Panda, if I doze off and don't 'see' you before then. I'll have a small slice of birthday cake when you're ready  


Posted: 19/08/2014 at 20:15

Well - you will live in Scotland LP!  

Autumn starts at the beginning of August here -short season Lesley right enough. Not sure about being clever - just been around for a while....

Driving lessons - very good!



Posted: 19/08/2014 at 19:58

Long day outdoors shifting timber, putting more fence posts in and sorting other things that needed doing. I've resorted to the postcrete type stuff for these posts. Mixed more than enough concrete here over the last year and I'm Kerry Packered with the amount  I've done overall, so it's saving  a lot of work even if it's dearer.  

Putting my feet up now that I've had my dinner, so I'll have a look round and see  what you've all been doing. 


After a good day in the garden

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 19:27

A bit of chicken and maybe a Yorkshire pudding but that's about it 

and darn fine it was too!  

Rocket Salad Leaves

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 19:25

They can get a bit stronger and a more sharp if the plant starts bolting and many people don't like the taste but I don't mind it at all. I grow wild rocket and love it in with other salad leaves - same as flowering rose 

After a good day in the garden

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 19:20

If I've been busy out there all day and I'm on my own I'll have whatever's lying around - leftovers if there's any, or just toast with something! If I'm worn out and the three of us are here I might get a takeaway if I don't feel like cooking, and no one else does either. 

Of course, since oldest daughter's around today and we got some food shopping earlier, she's done the roast dinner complete with all the trimmings, so - sorted! 


Posted: 19/08/2014 at 14:20

BL - I already posted the really bad bits of my garden because someone thought my garden was always tidy...think I proved it definitely isn't! Work in progress though - that's my excuse 

Think chicky met the 'girls' on one of the Garden visits a while back. Think fidget (maybe?) posted a pic of everyone - she was the glamorous one who looks like Rita Hayworth....

Right , had lunch so back out I go. Shifted most of the timber etc that got delivered and done some bits and pieces as well as food shopping and collecting daughter so now she can help me put some posts in 

Railway sleeper fixing

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 14:13

I've used 3" (75mm) posts concreted in to attach fencing timber to for my raised beds so I'd think that's a good option. You'll need something fairly long and sturdy in the way of bolts to fix from the back of the posts through to the sleepers, but I reckon that would be ok. Laid that way they'd be quite stable anyway. Put the posts in to a good depth as well and don't skimp on the quantity. I presume you meant 25mm timber fixings, not 250mm, but I'd go with  75mm and get them down to at least a 300mm/450mm depth. You can countersink the bolt heads on the inside of the posts so that you don't catch your hands on them when you're planting or generally working in the bed.

Others may think differently but I'd be fairly confident with that, cd 

The Garden Media Guild Awards 2014

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 14:03

Not looked at this but - what on earth's a 'garden media professional'  nut? 


Clearing a garden

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 13:58

You were talking earlier about some raised beds to double as seating so I'd keep the bag out of sight somewhere (if possible) until you're ready to do those. Even a few raised beds will use a lot of soil so worth keeping for those.

Or you can send it to me - I've got new  grass to do in spring as well   

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