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Posted: 20/09/2014 at 17:54

Hello all

Just back went to the station with long armed cutters sawing of bits of trees much clearer now 1 garden waste bag full all into garden waste bin just, when you went down the path you could not see the train electronic sign well with the train times on or busses for today

A few plants got planted out too, my top of arms and hand are a bit shaky it is holding the long armed saw heavy

I ordered the allium bulbs the other day so will be waiting a while for mine

I am going to go with the wallflower offer 50 bare root plants from woolmans - not heard of them before good being bare root they should at least be bigger than some of the T&M plantlets quite a few will go up the station

I wanting to do a layered bulb pot this year have done some before enjoy planting up pots and baskets

Glad you enjoyed your BBQ Busy-Lizzie I could smell it here when I went into the garden - some one must of been having one near by

Lesley and Bekkie  not sure we could have anything in the ground as it would be too difficult digging any hole not sure we have anywhere we could do that 

Issue with health and safety we did have a big drum that main man put in one of those blue drums for water,  concrete slabs in bottom to secure it and tied up, we filled with about 40 litres of water butt water we had in bottles it had a net put on top too more H&S issues with school kids may dunk other kid heads in it  -  it disappeared we emailed main man, then we got an email from main man saying South west trains took it away did not like it being there - so that was one down then later the water butt stand stolen then a few months later the water butt even though we had black writing on it garden water and out phone no saying it was out property

Well it is different not being your own garden

All the plants still looking good and flowering


Posted: 20/09/2014 at 13:52

Lesley  it was Q which companion planting is effective? you need to get one for the free stuff

don't think the quote thing working still


Posted: 20/09/2014 at 13:41

Snap to all three of us at the same time


Posted: 20/09/2014 at 13:38

I got my GW mag, told you lot I would not be in it, looks as though some pages had to be glued together a bit thicker bits of pages across the middle ish must of been printing issues on mine - looks a good mag lots of interesting bits in it and got the sweet pea seeds will try to sow them in the week  

anyone tried a go at making a garden cake yet?

like this, I need to have a try yet

 SGL enjoy cake


Posted: 20/09/2014 at 11:59

Hello all

Star gaze lily have a nice Bday have lots of cake

Bekkie puppy is visiting from next door if I remember right they must be away for a bit

OL - GW mag have you got your bulb voucher and sweet peas, I am going to try an autumn sowing never done that before to see if I can get a head start with flower - I bet I am not famous not been in there yet -  so want my mag got to get to the gc to spent the £5 off voucher I have before end of next week

I did not know what TWIGs was maybe it show be FGTA that's forkers garden travels about,  enjoy your garden visiting and lots of pics please

Yviestevie think it is treasures you are finding in your garden all those plants

Enjoy trip Chicky

BL enjoy your BBQ if out of indoors

bit grey here


Posted: 19/09/2014 at 22:27

Thanks Lesley for remembering  the water butt was stolen still waiting to see if we can have another one for the station     soooooooo pissy people

Managed to plant up my muscari bulbs in a small terracotta pot, plant out my scabious plant, dig a bit of the veg patch and plant out the cauliflower and kale plants

Woody and Fairygirl like the idea of the small house think it would be a bird house being made out of small pallets - now where do I get them from 

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 13:13

GWRS your shed looks good - more grafting for you with another half a plot, I see you have some compost bins and water container, watering can and will that be another shed for you.

Will you plan different things for that half a plot? 

You can add more pics now, well done for adding picture   

I guess that is what some people do rush the plot which takes a lot of energy to do then after a bit give up on it shame when you wait a while to get a plot  

Ginagibbs - apple trees are good, I have some I planted in the garden looking good


Posted: 19/09/2014 at 12:58

Hello all

I put signs up in a few bit of the garden - woodland garden, nursery bed, bee and butterfly garden

It was one of those things at the station of not having much colour at this time of year now we do 

Hard to keep thing watered in summer and lost a few plants cause of the heat,  that is why we added the painted sleepers at the back of the garden to give colour when not much in colour in the garden 

Verdun you were up early painting - good to tick things of the list

Woody like the sound of your sign, will you make one?

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 18/09/2014 at 22:40

GWRS the tree symbol is for up loading pictures from your computer pic files

Not nice the rats ate your corn, I stopped them getting in to my raised bed with bit of Perspex up at one side as they were digging a hole in the side and making the compost come out

Fruitcake lots to plant out there


Posted: 18/09/2014 at 22:23

Beaus Mum  I spotted a bit in a local paper about a station tidy up and plant at Woolston station so contacted them by email, bits of planting was to be done and I was allowed to do it

most of it was spent litter picking - me not so interested but helping out - thinking I wanted to do garden planting, mum was helping too and she said to the man about the garden bit as I was on other platform so called over gardening started much more like it

They were doing planting at another station in a few days said I could help if wanted,  I went to see what that was like but bit further away

I was wondering if they were doing anything at Sholing station he said a litter pick in the next week - ok not so sure if I was wanting to go - mum and me went only us and him litter pick and asked about the garden area showed him a great space for a garden pre made raised bed he put into action asking the South West Trains and all go we were allowed it, lots of health and safety first before gardening - lots of digging done by others as well as us and lots of bulbs given to us to plant - free range to design how we wanted - exciting

Great having an extra bit of garden good to have extra room when needed for spare plants and growing different things and cause it is nice gardening

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