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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 07/11/2013 at 15:19

Been out doing a bit of necessary gardening: have completed the raised bed and have also installed a 10 metre soil warming cable to my 2mt x 1/2 mtr cold frame. That should warm the soil so as to be OK to treat the vine weevil grubs that have been feeding on the roots of my winter spinach with nematodes - have squished a few but I guess there's plenty more in the soil  

Below are some pics of the new bed and the steel channel guides I made to support the new tanalised 6"x2" timber boards.

 

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Camera Corner

Posted: 07/11/2013 at 10:44

Ah! but you can't put a macro lens on an android phone David: (or can you?) - technology is moving so fast these days nothing would surprise me!. Remarkably good pics for a phone-cam Lyn.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 07/11/2013 at 08:23

Making a new raised bed at present: The first one I made about 15 years ago finally expired because I didn't use tanalised timber boards. I just screwed untreated 6"x2"x4' boards together with some 'L' brackets.

I'm making the new one using some steel channels welded together at 90° to each other to create 4 posts which I will concrete into the ground, then I can cut and slot in new boards. I'll post a pic later when it's all done.

silly quotes

Posted: 06/11/2013 at 22:55

'evans above (Welsh steeplejack)

Die the death (Welsh undertaker)

silly quotes

Posted: 06/11/2013 at 22:53


John I'll join you with that one

"Drunk as a lord" ...

there is another version that refers to a newt!

Camera Corner

Posted: 06/11/2013 at 22:46

A few autumn colours: these were taken on a Panasonic FZ7 on 17th Oct. 2007

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 All taken at Westonbirt Arboretum, Gloucestershire. Originals were Tiff files from RAW images but I've had to convert to jpegs to upload here. JH

silly quotes

Posted: 06/11/2013 at 17:32

Drunk as a lord

 

Camera Corner

Posted: 06/11/2013 at 10:04

Here's a pic taken at RHS Rosemoor in October this year: Autumn colours just beginning to show.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/33722.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 

Camera Corner

Posted: 05/11/2013 at 13:38

Spot on Forester2 & Figgetbones. Abbey Gardens Malmesbury it is. 10 Brownie points each

Camera Corner

Posted: 05/11/2013 at 08:39

No, - not Hidcote - but a correction is needed to previous clue - it's in Wiltshire not Gloucestershire  (Glos/Wilts borders)

Here's another pic. & another clue, 

You might be a little embarrased if you visit on the wrong day of the week and meet the owners in the garden! 

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/33683.jpg?width=350

 

 

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