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Latest posts by Gardengirl..

Ask Alan

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 12:21

What is your best find/Treasure you have dug up in your garden?

I have found a spoon and this

Like it, but don't know what it is though


Posted: 07/03/2014 at 11:49

Obelixx -that looks great like the idea of the roof garden on top

Here is how it started

Here is the tools I have used crowbar, hammer, sledge hammer, ear protectors and gloves

This is part way through - the planks took of the back

 Here is how it looks now, nice tower of blocks and lots of planks of wood


New Allotment, advice please!!

Posted: 06/03/2014 at 23:21

Try to find lots of free pallets to make a compost heap.

Best tools for me a spade, hoe, hand held cultivator for weeding rake 

Raised beds are good   He makes good allotment videos bit by bit


Posted: 06/03/2014 at 23:05

Well today I had a go at 1 pallet lots of hammering and bashing done using a hammer, crowbar, ear protectors,14lb sledge hammer and some bricks, took a while some bits a small split but good to use.  Most was done with the hammer and crowbar 2 planks came off like the stone drop method way but with the bricks and sledge hammer dropped on an extra piece of wood to keep the other wood ok underneath.

Well I made it one pallet all in bits of wood - dismantled, making a cold frame from this pallet and another pallet

Hand a bit sore even though wearing gloves

Will get the hang of it for the next pallet bit easier once one done and you know how to dismantle the pallet

Will add pictures another day


Posted: 06/03/2014 at 22:46

Hello all

Been a bit of a grey day and a small bit of sun, a little windy half the seed tray I washed yesterday and the lids blow up the drive way

I have been having a go at the pallet today to try make a cold frame out of the wood

Gardeners World oh goodie I may record the shows


Posted: 04/03/2014 at 21:34

Hello Forkers 

Here is my delivery I got today from CJ wildlife only ordered it Sunday so fast, so exciting when a delivery arrives

They are birds peanut butter food that you feed in the jar, bird house left side hole hope sparrows move in, squirrel feeder and a robin house and I got hedgehog food for the hedgehog if it wakes up from hibernating and a frog house for near the pond  

This is the raised bed I made for mum all painted in maple leaf green, lots of space for her to fill with out the ivy getting in staying on the outer raised bed

I managed to do some seed tray washing still loads to do but it is a start and was enjoyable washing up while being outside with the birds about

I had some pancakes yummy


Posted: 04/03/2014 at 11:34

Hello all

Star gaze lily - check by scratching a bit of the stems of the paniculater hydrangea to see if you can see a green layer inside then it is fine just late in growing, if it is brown no good check a few areas 


Posted: 03/03/2014 at 20:20

Thanks hollie hock

Thanks for the info on YouTube Edd, do like to have a go at the stone drop to dismantle the pallet

and like this bench  but mine wont be like that too much not got most of them tools would only be hand saw


Posted: 03/03/2014 at 20:06

Thanks Star gaze lily and 4thPanda

I really want to wash seed trays up to sow my first seeds but was dry then wet today quite a few times so no go today.

I got a fishing rod today to play with in the pond as under trees to help get any out that may fall in


Posted: 03/03/2014 at 19:16

Hello all

On Saturday I planted out two rhubarbs that I got from the potato fair before in January.

Put out mums raised bed with her help and filled with compost and added more soil around the pond then moved plants from near house around garden to where they may end up growing

Sunday wet and windy out so stayed in and cleaned some plant labels

This is my straw bug box I finally finished off and put out


Been on a quick trip to station today garden looking good all the daffs out

Here is a picture of the garden

 Stacey your donation of plants doing well, both Stacey and Fidgetbones plants near each other

Fidgetbones your plants are all doing well this cornflower growing really well

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Plant ID

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Love your garden back on TV tonight 8pm

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Alan Titchmarsh designs a Chelsea garden

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Big garden bird watch

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Anyone know what this is?

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No GW tonight so watch this

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Have not seen him for a bit 
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can't get to last page help

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plants for part shade/ full shade

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Plant cuttings?

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problem with forum

seed swap forum can't read new posts 
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Making wildflower turf

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Can anyone tell me what this is

Cuttings of something 
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can you save seeds from cut flowers?

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