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My new project. Where do I start!

Posted: 26/07/2012 at 13:06

Hi Becks,

Enjoying the photos, it's great when you can see the changes happening. As others have said getting supplies in can be very expensive, much better to keep your eye out for bargains- free ones are the best.

I love pallets, they are so versatile and if you have access to a trailor for transporting them.........brilliant. My 50 ft + wooden fence is made up of them all entirely free! I treated them initially with the cheap Wilko stuff...... does the job. In time I might go for a deeper better quality stain. Love the creative idea re the bits of the bed. Always look in skips, you will be amazed at what you can find and adapt.

Some sweet peas growing up the post would look really good.

Have you seen one?????

Posted: 26/07/2012 at 12:56

No ladybirds, but lots of bees and at long last some butterflies.

To me gardening & the wildlife stuff go hand in hand.

Talkback: Swifts

Posted: 26/07/2012 at 12:53
Kate I know exactly what you mean about swifts, I love hearing them have a good old screech.

I hear them a lot so will do a count

My new project. Where do I start!

Posted: 16/07/2012 at 21:16

Forgot to say take loads of photos.You will be amazed how quick things grow

My new project. Where do I start!

Posted: 16/07/2012 at 21:05

Hello, thanks for the new photos,

I do agree painting/protecting your fence would be my next job.It is the boundary of your garden. For me I like the dark wood effect, the plants look great against that colour, but I have a larger garden with a hedge on one side. Are the fence panels yours?

What I know it is all about next year. There is nothing better than seeing a flower that you know that you have grown  from seed. Gary's right, it is very easy.

I'm in my second year of growing  from seed, a lot of it starting on my kitchen windowsill. You can do loads.  For me, I have had amazing results in sowing indoors on a kitchen window, then slowly transferring into a cold frame to harden them off.

This is is one of mine in Feb.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/10066.jpg?width=512&height=350&mode=max

It's moved now, to make room for my potting shed

 

 

 

 

My new project. Where do I start!

Posted: 14/07/2012 at 22:25

Hi Becks,

Thanks for the pictures. What I am learing is that gardening is a long term thing.

Do little things at a time. I would clear out the patio area, so you can see the area. You will be surprised when all the clutter has been cleared away at how big the area is.

Then I would kill all the weeds, growing through the slabs, the weedkillers that you can dilute, paint on with a small brush.

I'd paint the fence, a dark colour.

Towards the end of your garden, you have some lovely beds. Bedding plants are increduley cheap at the moment.Would look lovely with some crocus daffs, tulips.in the spring time.

I would sow wallflower and forget me not seeds for flowers next year.

 

 

 

 

 

What's loving all this rain?

Posted: 14/07/2012 at 21:25

Foxgloves, calendulas and my self sown snapdragons

Early sown biennials

Posted: 14/07/2012 at 20:48

Hi Alina,

All the forget me nots went in a few weeks ago. In the end I just planted them in various places but most went into the woodland area. They look so much better for it. Think I'm going to have loads of forget me nots.

 

 

 

Cheap seeds

Posted: 14/07/2012 at 20:27

I know, what a bargain I got loads. There were some that I wouldn't have thought of growing,  but you can't leave them there at that price. There's some great offers around, don't think I will need to buy any for next year.

But then again........ I love buying seeds and you can never have enough

 

Picket fence using pallet tops

Posted: 14/07/2012 at 12:05

Pallets make great fencing. The 50 foot fence that I have is made entirely of pallets, slats separated, denailed, renailed into place and painted.

Didn't cost anything..........just a bag of nails, some paint and an eagle eye! And some hard work

Free pallets are every where, just got to go and get them

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