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Long, thin, narrow strip to plant up...

Posted: 28/01/2013 at 20:14

Hi Sarah,

I've been trying to imagine your garden. The first thing I would think about is the boundary, you say it's boring light brown fence. Boundaries really change things, I really like a dark brown effect against the green of the plants, but I do get a lot of light.

It's long and narrow, similar to the shape that I have. I would avoid planting to that shape and design.

Any chance of a picture?

Rustic trellis

Posted: 28/01/2013 at 19:49

Hi bunny, we used hazel as a make shift trellis type structure to block a gap in the hedge. About 4-5 verticals and then the rest was woven in horizontally.

Also used fresh cut hazel for stakes to support Lupins, was very surprised last year that the stakes started growing fresh shoots, not sure if they are going to sprout this year.

Not had any experience about willow but OH tells me they go soft quickly

Fork Handles

Posted: 26/01/2013 at 14:57

Already planning new meals to cook, only had a hob before. PIcked up some great stuff off free cycle and gum tree lately

Fork Handles

Posted: 26/01/2013 at 14:38

hi bunny, OH getting to grips with it

Fork Handles

Posted: 26/01/2013 at 14:30

Afternoon everyone, been on a little jaunt to pick up a worktop style cooker. Working perfectly and in really good condition £20! I love a bargain.

Going to enjoy warm baguettes, bacon & brie and settle down to Afternoon drama on BBC 4- Animal Farm.


small bird watch

Posted: 22/01/2013 at 17:10

Seen it again today

Fork Handles

Posted: 22/01/2013 at 11:08

That sounds very cold Lottiebeans, do you have to be there today?

Fork Handles

Posted: 22/01/2013 at 10:57


Fork Handles

Posted: 22/01/2013 at 10:43

Becks- there is always that, although at the moment it feels more like part time hours

Composting and wormery

Posted: 22/01/2013 at 10:36

I put cardboard packaging, cat food boxes and the like and most junk mail in although do have a tendancy to just chuck them in fairly large pieces, the same really for any veg. Had some compost for the first time, but will try and spend a little more time adding smaller pieces of stuff in the future.

I have read somewhere that you can put hair in as well, but surely that would take a very long time to break down?

Sounds like you're getting great enjoyment and the results Lyn


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Any one planted out their runners?

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Couple of Ids please

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