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Broken guitar for gardening

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 20:49

my next one will be a Ukulele im a very big fan of them 

@Ceres I tried it with a drumstick too but it was more of a Will Ferrell Funkblaster Tool ( insert rimshot ) lol

Broken guitar for gardening

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 14:03


Broken guitar for gardening

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 13:52

so fair I have screwed it to the fence, I am going to connect some strings to the trellis where I have Honeysuckle and Nasturtiums to looks like the plants are coming the guitar itself.

 Inside the hole I used, as a temporary mesaure, some of the plastic covering from a bamboo fencing packaging  to cover inside the hole to prevent any water for now. I will get to waterproof spray tomorrow  and some drain pipes and some hollowed out bamboo from the hardware store and glue the drainpipe to the back with added drainage holes just incase. Then cut up the bamboo for bees and bugs to live in. 

or something along them lines 


Broken guitar for gardening

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 12:32

I personally love making music and I love gardening. 

Today i looked at one of my old guitars and it looked like some over tuned the strings and it is broken. Im not too fussed about fixing it but I would love to reuse it in the garden. 

I was wondering if anyone had any ideas what I can do or any links to create a cool thing to incorporate my love of my two hobbies, while making it strong enough to last a couple of years without getting destroyed 


'With added John Innes'

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 20:29

This year I have actually been testing the John Innes compost having never used it before until recently I have notice my plants actually producing more flowers and seedlings germinating better than using normal run of the mill compost. 

I have noticed its very fine compost so it makes great for seeds and it has small brown clumps which expand into feed for the plants. I have purchased the compost from Wilkinson for about £2.50 for 60 liters.

I have seen the ones in the 99p stores and I also believe that Dovefromabove is correct in saying it is just added fertilizer in that case

The Newest addition to garden is probably the oldest thing

Posted: 30/04/2014 at 11:29


I am very fortunate to live in an area of the country which is abundant in fossils (Black country) I happened to be going through a lot of old junk I was about to remove when I came across this little beauty from when I was walking with my daughter through the forest.


Recycling Tree branches (from pruning)

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 20:17

I never realised how much I reuse things till I write this post. Yesterday I recycled a fence panel from my parents to fit the small fence gap that was at the end of the garden 

Recycling Tree branches (from pruning)

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 11:31

KT53 I did actually think of the rot but fortunately I did another recycling project before hand I turn an old bed frame into a compost frame, I took all the fabric off and left with all the wood. Then made a basic frame where I dug into the rockery to add depth and I added the compost back in (this was about October last year so it has had time to set in. When I checked it the other day it had plenty of worms in and I seemed quite happy with it.  I built the wicker part about an inch in front the frame so it will keep in the heat and bugs can also make there way through.


Recycling Tree branches (from pruning)

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 21:14

Plus on another note everything you see there is made from budgeting even the raised flower bed was made from recycling housing beams from a skip and the pots and trellis was from a end of season sale from wilkos and the tumbling terracotta pots was made from donated pots with a rod in the middle and I layered the pots through the drainage holes to give the illusion of it tumbling  

here is  a bigger picture of the results just realised how small it is

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