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FORKERS Sheds

Posted: 02/04/2013 at 23:00

GG  I've cupboards in the kitchen like that. Pre-shed days I had to trudge down to the basement for anything to do with the garden, a tidy shed is lazy gardening in Zoomer's garden

FORKERS Sheds

Posted: 02/04/2013 at 22:54

 The hooks on the doors are two racks screwed along the top beam of either door, they  were in the old kitchen used to hang utencils on. The hooks slide along a rail. For longer tools like hoe and rake I also put clips on the middle beam of the door to stop them swinging or dropping off the hooks when the door is opened.

You need to be mindful to distribute the load on each door as weight may put strain on the hinges. I've not had any problems though.        

FORKERS Sheds

Posted: 02/04/2013 at 22:35

I've a shed. It needs to be tidy or all the stuff in there simply wouldn't fit in. Every available space is used.

It's a 4 by 6, the wide side has double doors, there's shelving at the back, for everything from pots, trays and fertilizers to fence paint, nails and hammer. Pots need washing before storing or they simply wouldn't all fit in. Hooks and nails on the side panels to hang folding chairs and small hand tools. Even the double doors have hooks for regular use tools like rake, hoe, edger hand spade and fork. A gas bar-be-cue also fits in and it's not a small one.  The lawn mower fits in leaving a ft square to walk in and out.

I get mice in the in winter so all the fertilizers, feeds and stuff which come in bags need to be put in plastic labelled containers.  

As it's one side of the patio, it's painted to look kinder on the eye and has flowering, pots in front with trellis on the side. Last year sunflowers were grown up the trellis and morning glory in the pots. Not sure what to grow there this year.

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kilmarnock willow

Posted: 02/04/2013 at 21:30

No problems.

I've a Patio Salix Kilmarnock, a lot smaller version then the one's usually seen planted out in the garden. Had it in the same pot for at least five years, keep meaning to pot it up but never seem to get round to it. Keep it well fed during the growing season and put a mulch around the top of the pot each year.  

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 02/04/2013 at 20:55

This part of the NW must have your sun, Jo, as it was another lovely day, no rain or wind and the sky was a meditrainean blue with white cloud this evening. 

The longer evening has made such a difference, got home from work and there was still a couple of hours daylight left to enjoy the garden.  

Hope it's nice on Saturday, going to the Nationalno gardening for me.   

is will you use the extra hour next weekend

Posted: 02/04/2013 at 00:23

Sweet pepper seed germination - epic failure!

Posted: 02/04/2013 at 00:22

I've only had about 50% germination this year. Some sown on 23rd, 19th and 3rd March. Sowed some chillies on 24th February and they are only now, just showing true leaves.

I'm sure last year they were all potted up and waiting on the dining room table to go outdoors by mid April.

There's still time to sow more or buy some plug plants, you may not get the one's you want though.   

is will you use the extra hour next weekend

Posted: 01/04/2013 at 20:56

Sorry, Verbun, was scim reading. How can anyone not like chocolate

Sowing seeds in toilet rolls

Posted: 01/04/2013 at 20:21

Apart from sowing the usual - sweet pea, beans and pea's I'm going to sink some leggy sunflowers in them.

About 12 rolls fit into the small seed trays and although the rolls go soggy they don't flop over if packeted in snuggly.

I've found they don't rot down very quickly in the ground, so discard the roll when planting out.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 01/04/2013 at 20:05

Another sunny day and not a rain cloud in sight here in the NW.

B & Q had a sale, 3 for 2 in the paint section, so saved over £15 on wood preserve and paint for the sheds, one happy bunny.

On such a nice day, didn't feel much like painting though so had a general tidy round and did some potting up.  

Discussions started by Zoomer44

Slug solution....

I found a slow worm on the plot today. 
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Every so pleased...first plants will go in at the weekend...

After much hard work and several weekends later...it's suprising what you can do in a few hours...  
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Want to use the spent compost from lilies grown in pots elsewhere... 
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What do rabbits not eat...

There's an area at the bottom of the plot which will not be enclosed...  
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Clearing brambles...

There were brambles down one side of the allotment... 
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Rabbit's on the allotment and other Q's...

Firstly, advise needed to build a rabbit proof fence. 
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First day on the allotment...

The first day was stopped at half time due to rain...  
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Strawberry sticks

Has anyone grown these... 
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New allotment OMG...

I've just signed up for an allotment... 
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Spud fairs...

It's that time of year again when thoughts turn to which spuds to grow... 
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Christmas trees...

Who will be buying a real tree this year... 
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GH tom bed...

The soil/compost was changed this year...  
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Wild life...

Has anyone been watching Autumnwatch...  
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Last Post: 06/11/2013 at 21:41

Saving bean seeds...

This was a new venture last year... 
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Last Post: 06/10/2013 at 20:49

Self seeding foxglove...

I was a tab bit slow in collecting seeds from foxglove...  
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Last Post: 07/10/2013 at 23:12
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