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Gardener come.....

Posted: 03/02/2014 at 09:44
Steve J wrote (see)

My pic gives me away...

Male model 

Some photos of our job.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/36947.jpg?width=285&height=350&mode=max

 This is the Baring Gould monuments before and after

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/36948.jpg?width=285&height=350&mode=max

 

Here is a marble one, (My speciality)

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/36949.jpg?width=290&height=350&mode=max

 

I am past retirement age but still do the odd few, it is a bit of a labour of love!. especially the marble ones where you have to be so careful because the stone is very soft, I use a toothbrush, toothpicks, anything tiny to get into the little creases around the flowers, takes several days to complete.

The best part about it is that I can sit in a churchyard, completely alone and peaceful, not many can do that in their workplace.

Gardener come.....

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 18:34

Headstone restoration.

Camera Corner

Posted: 29/01/2014 at 11:07
Just a few piccys to remind us of things to come, these are last years.
http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/36674.jpg?width=350

 
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flowers

Posted: 29/01/2014 at 10:48

And dont forget that the early flowering perennials, such as foxglove and lupins are very prone to slugs, so if you dont keep on top of them, you wont see your plants again.

A lot of people plant these out then say they died, most times its the slugs eaten off the new shots.

Summer Bulbs/Bare Roots Planting

Posted: 29/01/2014 at 10:39

I wouldnt plant gladiola until very late spring,  place them on a bed of sand, quite deep, then they wont fall over, i have never started them off in pots. 

Putting paper in the compost

Posted: 28/01/2014 at 13:24

I don't put any potato or tomato waste in my compost, they will spring up all over your garden next year. 

unwanted leaflet

Posted: 23/01/2014 at 18:34

They go towards the cost of the magazine and they make a great contribution to my compost heap in the winter when there is not much other stuff around.

 

I find parkers very good, i have lots of bare root plants in my  greenhouse and have just potted the penstemons on into 5 inch pots already now for planting out in May. My garden is decked out with beautiful plants only ever from parkers sales, 

I dont like to hear them talked about in such way. You just need to look after them and they will come on well.

Gravel versus slugs

Posted: 21/01/2014 at 23:30

I have a cotswold buff stone border all around my patio, it gets full of slugs. 

Connecting water butts to a greenhouse

Posted: 17/01/2014 at 17:25

I bought a little down pipe that fitted into the guttering of mine, it was 1.99, amazon or ebay, cant remember. Check it will fit yours first, if not you can do a good bodge job with bits and pieces and some strong waterproof tape. Wheres theres a will and all that.

What a weird mild Winter

Posted: 17/01/2014 at 17:21

To me, it seems the same as the last couple of years, colder weather coming later, just in time for lambing,

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