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Posted: 14/06/2014 at 21:27

PM'd you back fairygirl

Changed setting to add a pics

Here is all my plants

and here is them planted

Got to support my apple tree branches either side of the strawberry planter

I even dug out some of the daisy's out of the lawn for ground cover and rooted in trays for a bit now planted

This is the scent zone - when grown enough, I will buy 2 seats and table for a seating area with scent 


Posted: 14/06/2014 at 20:40
Thanks Panda

will find pic of potting bench and add soon

How is anyones pallet projects going?


Posted: 14/06/2014 at 20:39
Hello all

sent you a PM fairy yes please to the white buddleia

Great plant 4thPanda

Your meadow looks amazing chicky - how much space is that

Been a day of planting so many plants - today lost count it is a new area in garden a scent zone fragrant plants and low growing lots of thyme


Posted: 14/06/2014 at 00:46

Thanks sounds a bit tricky, night night


Posted: 14/06/2014 at 00:22

Thanks Verdun - when cutting it is that right low down to the ground?


Posted: 14/06/2014 at 00:19

Me not watered garden watered myself instead it was either one or the other - chucking it down too so rain watering garden


Posted: 13/06/2014 at 22:40

Hello forkers

Well what a lot of digging I have done ended up uncovering a large hole with lots of lime bricks in under ground was about 1/2 metre deep thought maybe there was a lime kilm there once - not sure though

took some pics - ended up filling it in only want to plant in top area hope it will be fine for the plants

when I was planting my apple tree right near by the area a year before last I had to dig out loads of lime bricks right where I wanted the tree to be - so must have been something with all those bricks

Planted out a few phlox and hebe from Woody plant sale and a large stipa gigantea which I got from Stansted garden show - so Verdun will need advise for what to do with it in winter/ spring re cutting it or not? 

Found a tin of metal paint in the garrage pinched a bit as dad's, but he has had it a long time - painted old bbq so now dark green not rusty will be used for a bird water table/bath

Fidgebones it is all knackering this digging mallarky, me prepared area for plants so that will be more digging yet to do 


Posted: 13/06/2014 at 08:38

Morning all,  me up early got lots of digging to be done today trying to get it done before too much heat from the sun the area is in the shade at the min but rest in sun think heat wave today a well

Woody - your broad beans on the plants are getting bigger in the garden looking good

My runner beans in root trainers - I sowed a while back have not germinated at all so will so some direct at bottom of canes - mine normally go anticlock wise up the canes



Posted: 13/06/2014 at 00:12

What a great strawberry planter you have Loganberry Hut

My raised bed strawberry planter is planted now.

Been meaning to upload pics of my pallet project compost bin

Here is on for you Edd thanks for idea

started as a pallet

with wider gaps

sawed up the size I wanted

added small bits of wood down the sides so that each part would stay together, made a frame and put into a box

used all the off cuts of wood from making this and from other pallet projects to fill the sides in - trying to make the bee hive look, nailed it together

Screwed all the box together with a bit of help with holding, made an extra rim to help the lid sit on something

started to make the roof of the box - only one piece of pallet wood was big enough for the triangle ends, so hard to saw with a hand saw  trying to get the right size and along the lines - I had drawn on. cut side bits of wood to join the triangles together

Cut up bit of left over fence planks for the roof

Here is the inside lined with compost bags cut up (black side) and nailed into place

Here it is in place and painted maple leaf green Cuprinol garden shades and the lid painted in stay new paint to keep clear paint to keep it looking like wood


Posted: 10/06/2014 at 23:37

Yes, Fidget, all doing well.  The acanthus has a flower spike on it. 

In all this heat the hanging baskets had done a bit of a flop, so had to go round watering everything.

Bed for me now, Nite all.

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