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Sycamore seedlings

Posted: 27/03/2014 at 21:05

If the Romans brought you Sycamores it must be you lot over there who gave them to us. One of the few good things me thinks. I love them and planted lots of them in my garden.

Talkback: Growing your own Christmas dinner

Posted: 26/03/2014 at 22:22

Had our own potatoes, carrots, parsnips, leeks and onions for christmas last year.

Must get some of thoseTurkey seeds.

Never had any refusals from anyone I offered fresh veg or rhubarb to. You will always get asked "are they difficult to grow?". More difficult than getting them for nothing!

Pallets

Posted: 26/03/2014 at 21:53

I saw a guy make the bench on a tv programme a few years ago so no credit to me except for the back.

The storage box is a plain enough item but I badly need somewhere handy to store all the sheets I use for frost protection. We get frost to early May in Tipperary. I envy those living by the coast, they sow earlies in Feburary.

Will post a picture when it is stained up and has handles on it. bogged down cutting wood at the moment, fuel running low this time of year.

Pallets

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 22:30

Pics of storage box as promised.

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/40291.jpg?width=350

 A pile of pallet boards sanded and cut to suit the job.

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/40292.jpg?width=350

 The back is one board higher so the roof will slope and not hold water.

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/40293.jpg?width=350

 Completed storage box with lid. A lick of fence life and it is ready for use.

Used 3 small pallets and some other small bits. Did the cutting and sanding at work during lunch break over a few days. Should keep the fleece and hessian sheets dry and nearer where they are needed. No more trudging back to the garden shed at first light.

Buried Treasure!

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 21:37

It was a small plastic cow actually, so no need to call the health inspectors.

Buried Treasure!

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 20:55

Dug up a full cow recently.

Allotments-Raised beds or traditional planting?

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 22:07

Most of my veg plot is the traditional on the ground type with drills furrows beds and the like. But i do have raised beds for my strawberries. This makes it easier to get into harvest tho crop and keep the weed supressing membrane intact.

Pallets

Posted: 22/03/2014 at 22:27

My next project is a storage box for fleece and hessian sheets that I use for frost protection. It is a long way back to the garden shed to store them during the day and I have to go to work, so a storage box down thew garden would be useful. Cheaper to make than buy. It will be 36x18 x20 inches high.

Pallets

Posted: 22/03/2014 at 21:39

Nice work so far Gardengirl, made a start myself to-day, will post pictures tomorrow

Pallets

Posted: 22/03/2014 at 00:51

Pics please!

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