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Posted: 29/04/2014 at 00:20

Thanks Woody your beans my plot - my broad beans are 5cms tall so will wait a bit for them to go in the garden,

The plant sale was just what was needed for the bright pots  

Edd enjoy your pallet making - me tried a small bit of pallet sorting and using a saw it managed spiked my thumb gave up got to wet me bit not with it - from so much going on at the weekend with plant sale and then volunteering at Sholing valley study centre the next day and planting and pallet sorting out

Night Edd Think it is time I go so night all


Posted: 28/04/2014 at 23:08

Hello forkers,

Been in garden for a bit today in the rain digging over 2 veg beds and planting out peas I have sown in one bed and in the other broad beans from Woody - ones he grew - I have now sown some more peas in my row planters

Mrs Garden the plants in your pic are sweet peas in the trays -  here is my sweet peas I have pinched them out and they growing ok

Here is my bright coloured pots I wanted to plant up

and thanks to the Woody's plant sale I got some plants and planted them up with matching colours


This pic is my new planter at the back from homebase and planted up by me and the one in the front I planted using plants from the WW plant sale


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

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