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Posted: 27/04/2014 at 20:34

Well the potting table has got a little bit further this afternoon

Put the blocks on the bottom of the legs for the table, then put it on the trestles to see how it looks and if any needed doing

It was a little high so the legs will go up past the top and help support the edging of the top of the potting table

The bottom shelf has now got a an extra board put on cause not as wide as top so now both 90cms wide to help attach to the legs and stand up properly

So will roughly look like this but not on the trestles - there is a nice knot hole in the top just right for the dibber tools - will take more pics as I go

I only had a bit of time in the afternoon to have a go and it rained on me while hammer in nails but I wanted to get it done


Posted: 26/04/2014 at 23:24

Hello all been a plantastic day

Got so many plants - a few that Woody grew - so many plants to choose from - so ended up with a car boot full they must of just jumped in there   

Had lemon drizzle cake yummy 

Thanks for the dry weather all  

Woody let us have a look around his garden so many nice plants in flower - I will have to see if Woody will let me add photos of his garden 

Bit of rain on way home - but when we got home it was dry outside and bit windy still even though my feet tired and me a bit tired and it was 4pm.

Well I had to get all the plants out of the car -  took a photo of them all together - so then I sorted out planting a few plants in my bright pots for front garden area and more plants into the planter in the back garden near my plastic greenhouse then some around the pond was then time to go in as it sloshed it down with rain   

Will add pics another day

Night all

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

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