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Ideas for an old bird box

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 17:17

Make into a bee home, keep it how it is put on the ground or fence but not so high up.

I put up a bird house under a tree and I saw a bee go in the hole so maybe a bee home it will keep them dry still good for wildlife 


Posted: 25/04/2014 at 16:36

Here is a pic of my alpine planter - hope you like it

And one of my hanging baskets I did at the Hillier workshop


Please can you all send some sunshine for tomorrow over the New Forest area in Woodgreen for the village hall plant sale 


Posted: 25/04/2014 at 16:25

Edd I know the HT is heat-treated so that is good no chemical but for the numbers I don't know, I had wood chipped blocks on one pallet easy to get apart with hammer and crowbar.

I am looking forward to the pics Edd 

Thanks artjak

I have added the liner of the strawberry planter


Posted: 24/04/2014 at 23:17

Hello all, have had busy day putting up the hanging baskets I did at the workshop the other day, and re-arranging other pots.  Planted up a couple of senetti's, aubrietia and broom into a container.  Found two pondskaters on the pond.

Sorted out a few more containers ready for the new plants that will follow me back home from Woodgreen on Saturday at Woodys plant sale.

See you tomorrow.  Night all.


Posted: 22/04/2014 at 22:14

Evening all, just been catching up.  Went to Hilliers Creative Container talk and workshop where I made up two of my hanging baskets with free compost.  Also HAD to buy a new pot and make up an alpine arrangement, (the talk was that good!)   That's reminded me of you, Woody. (alpines)

Many others joined us and did the same containers as the speaker.  Will post pics later.




Posted: 20/04/2014 at 16:47

Hello all I have added a picture of my pallet bench on other thread

Seeds sowing for me now very wet today out side hope it has watered all the plants nicely

Hot cross bun time and tea


Posted: 20/04/2014 at 15:51

Hello all here is my pics 

From this a pallet

I took the planks off moved them next to each other and sawed it smaller

Left the blocks on, -  with all the blocks I have been collecting from other pallets

I decided to stack them make them into the legs

Sawed up some planks left over and used them to join the legs together with clamps and lots of nails put in, wanted all the blocks level at the front and back view of the bench

Nailed them together to the bench top which had the 1st block joined to the top so 6 blocks attached in six places

This is how it ended up looking then I sanded it down

Using the coarse sanding block in pic above. - that is the saw I have been using on all the pallet projects

This is how it looks now painted Cuprinol garden shades summer damson,  I wanted to not paint the blocks so it still had a bit of the pallet look

In the picture is the strawberry planter painted maple leaf green still need to sort the liner out yet and buy the compost


Posted: 19/04/2014 at 23:22

Take pictures Lisa enjoy you pallet project

I will add photos tomorrow for you all to see have painted the bench too summer damson Cuprinol garden shades - I really like the garden shades adding so much colour to the garden


Posted: 19/04/2014 at 23:01

Hello all

Been day of planting plants around pond so bits of digging and putting plants in and pulling dried ivy off the tree, I even planted some large boulders stones around edge

I was so EXCITED there is a newt in the pond only put a few pond plants in yesterday late - was given to us from next door a week ago - as they will be re doing there pond, think when I was digging around edge something went into the pond (plop noise) need to add more plants so green water goes away

Was cloudy and dry but bit windy and cold ish

oh and 2 butterflies have hatched from the mesh on my raised bed, saw a cute mouse eating off my bird feeder went to get the bird food and ratty has eaten my pack of fat balls in the garage even though I was putting food in a pot for ratty  


Posted: 18/04/2014 at 10:09

Hello all

Chicky like your pics even the upside down garden - I like the trellis like that  no need for painting

I am going to do painting today of pallet bench I have made

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