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Some pics of my before and after garden

Posted: 04/08/2012 at 10:25

Thanks for the photos Lavender lady, I'm in my 2nd year of my garden redesign, it's great to have look back at pics to see how much things have changed.

To weejenny and Kate- my lawn has all but gone. It now takes longer to get the strimmer out than to strim and I have great big beds ready for loads of new big plants.

Lamium and Ajuga propagation

Posted: 04/08/2012 at 09:34

Hi Kate,

I had a large Ajuga growing in a pot last year, it had outgrown the space so it was trailing over the sides.Before I planted it in the ground, I took off the offsets and planted them in small pots and waited for them to take root and then I had loads of new plants.

How long do Lupins live?

Posted: 04/08/2012 at 08:50

Hi christopher2, Thanks for the info, the purple one I mentioned definately didn't do as well this year so will divide it and see what happens

Seeds for next year.

Posted: 04/08/2012 at 08:45

I've been stocking up for next year as well, the vast majority of the seeds were discounted, either half price or less. Think my best bargain has got to be 25p a packet from The Works. I've started collecting seeds from the garden this year as well.

Posted: 04/08/2012 at 08:30


I've bought seeds from Seedaholic, had brilliant results from sweet rocket seeds from there

Welly boots

Posted: 28/07/2012 at 20:57

Don't know about if this works for wellies but.............pack something into the foot,

I've put slightly damp newspaper into shoes to strech them



Posted: 28/07/2012 at 20:12

Ah well it takes all sorts.........I'll be the Cheshire Cat


Posted: 28/07/2012 at 10:56

David K- I find your comment offensive


Posted: 28/07/2012 at 10:53

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.

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Pickled Eggs

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Couple of Ids please

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Cheap veg seeds

Are they worth it? 
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New garden

Some pictures 
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Leaving my garden

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Hardy annuals

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quick question 
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Site really slow 
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What are these

Latest bargains 
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Another bee question

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