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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.


Posted: 10/06/2014 at 23:28

Hello all, been a day of planting up hanging baskets with lots of plants that were bought at Stansted Show.

Got to be a nice, sunny weekend for the Garden Show.  Went on Friday and Sunday as it was so good.  Had a two day pass.

Managed to get a few plant bargains £1.00 for 6 bedding plants and odd bulbs thrown in for buying so many.



Posted: 04/06/2014 at 22:47

great sweetpea


Posted: 04/06/2014 at 19:16

Hello all

will read back what has been done today soon

Here is those giraffes you lots been going on about - none in my garden though

I really like them

MrsGarden here is a nice grass bed - pic from Stansted garden show last year lots of movement

I am so excited going to the Stansted garden show soon lots of plants to get

The Garden Show at Stansted Park will be open for 3 days
Friday 6th – Sunday 8th June 2014
Open Daily 10am - 5pm (last entry 4pm)
Stansted Park, Rowlands Castle, Hampshire PO9 6DX

Yesterday I went around garden cut all grass areas with mower, then did 5 buckets of shredding with shredder, later as I got two grow bags delivered from milk and more by the milkman - I planted up the dahlias so all outside now, fed the plants in baskets and sweet peas and fed the birds - got so knackered by time I had read the all the posts

Been cleaning out wormery today some nice compost in bottom layer which was good as not looked at it for ages - top layer mucky so gone in bin with the big slug buggers, think I will buy all the kit and start it from fresh this year  


Posted: 01/06/2014 at 23:22

Hello all

Been half day of volunteering at Sholing valley study centre today - litter picking around Millers pond then got to have a nice lunch cake and rolls

Later on when home sorted out moving large boulders in the front garden and re arranging the size of the border, planted out a few plants which is good, helps get the plants that need planting down - before next weekend when it is off the Stansted garden show   when I will be buying more plants as still need more plants for areas in the garden and inspiration too and lots of other bits 

Has been a very warm day had the sun cream on today

now the peeps that collect slugs what do you do with them?  is it bag them and bin them? 

Need some more plant ID's please

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 22:31

I will try can't do all

1. Hypericum

2. Sunflower

3. don't know

4. Buttercup weed

5. don't know

6. don't know

7. Geum rivale, flowers finished turn up fluffy mine have

8. Heuchera?


Posted: 31/05/2014 at 18:21

That seemed strange where the testing came out sounded like I was carrying on the with an answer

Hello all and to newbies

Hands are ok KEF

Chicky been hiding whoops - I have been trying to catch up bit by bit with you forkers 

You can call me Gardengirl.. as well as Gg


Posted: 31/05/2014 at 17:55

oh no, I just wrote a very long post and submitted it twice for it not to go said I had to comment on something to post  - Will try again.


Dovefromabove wrote (see)

Welcoming Gardeningoddess   I've a feeling you might well be abbreviated to Gg if you  don't mind - please feel free to call me Dove 


Hey Dove that is me I am Gg, I know I have not been on here for a bit but......

Been so busy in the garden intensive lawn care 3 days worth, potting on plants, planting out plants, sowing seeds, tillering area in garden for plastic walk in gh, bashing pallets and watching Chelsea

Watched the red button a lot on spring watch - liked the blue tits and saw the recording of the baby birds fledging, very interesting to watch 

MrsGarden butterfly chart for you

Moth chart, that is if you can see them ok to id your moth or butterfly

Like the quiz, very good


Posted: 31/05/2014 at 17:35


Discussions started by Gardengirl..

Has any one made a gardening cake before

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Can you ID this seed pod

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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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Last Post: 29/01/2014 at 10:01

Anyone know what this is?

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Last Post: 19/01/2014 at 19:05

No GW tonight so watch this

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Have not seen him for a bit 
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Last Post: 01/09/2013 at 00:23

can't get to last page help

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Last Post: 23/11/2013 at 18:40

plants for part shade/ full shade

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Last Post: 16/08/2014 at 17:56

Plant cuttings?

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Last Post: 24/03/2013 at 18:11

problem with forum

seed swap forum can't read new posts 
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Last Post: 03/03/2013 at 14:32

Making wildflower turf

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