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Seed swap

Posted: 08/12/2012 at 21:30

Hello asilvert

I have left you a message with my details

I think honesy is a pretty plant- does look good when flowers (purple flowers) and when it is seed pods as well.


Seed swap

Posted: 08/12/2012 at 13:19

Hello asilvert

I think campanula are pretty, yes I would like some of those plants.

I think you can send rooted plants in the post, I have sent some before in the post -just wrap up the roots in something like a carrier bag.

I will message you my address and you message me your address so I can send you some honesty seeds to you.

Many Thanks

Train Station Gardens

Posted: 08/12/2012 at 12:57

Hello all

Found some very old pictures of Sholing station looks complety different

Brick buildings

 Here's how it looks now

 Railings are all blue not red

 The shelters now so much smaller

The new raised bed garden which I have been helping with - more like a garden than it was an over grown mess. The garden is getting there will have lots of bulbs in spring. Allways things to do.

What do you think about Sholing station?

Have you got any photos of the train station near where you live and how it looks now?

Seed swap

Posted: 08/12/2012 at 12:27

Hello asilvert

I am interested in the Snapdragon - yellow and white.  Well they are all nice seeds but only fair to swap one for another one.

Are you interested in any of my seeds posted above.


Seed swap

Posted: 06/12/2012 at 16:37


I would seed swap with people only thing is the other person having seeds that you want as well as you having seeds that they want.

I have nasturtiums seeds (climbing) orange, red and possible yellow mixed, pony tail grass seeds and honesty seeds all collected from my garden.

If anybody wants to swap?

what seeds do you have to swap? 

It would be nice to swap some seeds for other flower seeds

car tire planters

Posted: 05/12/2012 at 18:04

Well here's how far we have got with the tyre planters at Sholing.

  • Took the tyres to the station
  • Made the ground ready for the planters to sit on
  • put in place (Few people wondering, by the looks on their faces, what we were doing) they did not talk to us though
  • Then tricky part - filling with soil - quite a big thing to do, as station has a slope to the entrance to the platforms.
  • So the free topsoil that I nicely dug up out of a ladys garden into bags was in the car but had to get to the platform
  • With a small half size skate board and 2 x plant pot wheelers ready to help us we put the bags of soil on them and pulled them down the slope (or got pulled down the slope ourselves as some of the heavier bags do go down faster that the smaller ones).
  • Only managed 3 bags at a time but that was enough when they want to go different ways.
  • Soil put into planters, heavy lifting up to planters but did it. Breaking up the soil making it level with a trowel as we filled the planters.
  • One done ,Two done................and then another day later and lots of back pain three done  this day...................Five done all together.
  • Took for some pictures  so here they are



 One large planter with wheel rim still in now you can see as the stand of the planter.



 The tyre that we managed to turn inside out with the same petal pattern



The three tyres that we did another day two turned inside out whith the inner rims cut out to be able to turn them and one just with the top cut off to make planter larger.

Not painted them yet, not sure if going to - have to wait till dryer weather

Hope you enjoyed the reading and the photos?

What do you think?  Do you like tyre planters?

I think this is a good work out

Seed swap

Posted: 05/12/2012 at 16:24

Hello Sam

Can I ask what of seeds do you have that could be swaped?

Are they flower seeds?

Train Station Gardens

Posted: 03/12/2012 at 19:55

Hello all

Some news that sholing station could be getting a water butt.

Which should help when all the plants need watering in the new made flower bed.

Do you know of any train stations that has a water butt?

Buying plants on line

Posted: 02/12/2012 at 12:02

Anybody tried jersey plants website?  Some good plants on offer here.

I have brought some plants off here and brought small plugs they maybe small but I grew them on and made them ready to plant out. I did use some cheap plastic drink cups but that works well and they are easy stackable at the end when plants are planted out in the garden.

I know growing plants on takes a lot more effort but some times you get more if you have the space to do that.

Living Wall

Posted: 01/12/2012 at 22:31

It would be nice to have some ferns different sorts like this wall

 I found on a google search

Maybe some ivy and alpine plants.

Not had a go at doing this just some thoughts I have.

Picture looks go dont you think? Good use of space to go upwards.

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