Author Archives: mrmuddyg

23.08.17 – More Strawberrys

I split 3 plants up into 19 more strawberry plants, I’m still unsure of the names but I know one of the plants was a white variety as I grew them from seed a few years ago.

That takes me to about 35 plants. I need approximately 60 altogether to fit into my vertical planters I am making .

I do plan on getting a variety of different coloured strawberries ready to grow next year.

I’ve also brought my grapevine indoors to bring it on over winter.

I was also given a wheelbarrow, it needs a bit of doing up, so another project to keep me going. It’s in full working order, just real flaky paintwork.

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17.08.17 – Strawberrys for the planter tower

So after picking up the downpipes on Tuesday and cutting the holes into one of them, I decided to start potting up all the strawberry plants I have in the garden.

This is from just the ones randomly around the garden –

These where the ones with little to no root so have put them in water and am hoping for the best –

Tomorrow or Saturday will be the trough I was given by my aunt, I’ll pot the shoots first then go from there – 


My neighbor is having a patio layed so when I seen this pallet on top I had to have it, it will make an excellent raised bed –

15.08.17- pre work update

So yesterday I acquired a strawberry plant (unsure of the name) and some mint cuttings ( also currently unsure of type) they where potted up in the greenhouse yesterday and still look ok this morning.

Today I should be getting 3 pieces of down pipe to get me started with vertical strawberry planters. Hopefully bringing g up the yield of strawberries from about 4 -5 to a lot more than that.

New home, New garden

So almost 3 years since I last posted, I have moved into a new house with a bigger garden and have recently acquired a greenhouse so have decided to start gardening again, mainly to get my girls into gardening.

It’s still a work in progress and has got a lot more work to do but I’m hoping to get it ready for next year to start growing nice and early.

26/05/2014 – Long time coming update.

So after who know how long I have started back out in the garden. Even with the neglect I have been showing it, it has come on since last year.There are a few dead patches in the grass that im clearing up. Here are a few update pictures –

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As you can see the green manure has really filled this patch up and looks much better.

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The bug corner is coming on really well too.

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Here is the raised bed with some freshly dug in manure –

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A job to do is fix the fence that blew over and broke in the bad weather we had –

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This is my firewood rack and fire pit –

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I have also bought myself one of those cheap tomato houses, to get me started on them this year –

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Here are a few pictures of my established plants –

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Here is the start I have made on my shed, its a custom build and may take a while to complete, all though I have got a few plans for it –

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Some of the seedlings in the greenhouse –

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Here are the 50p fruit bushes that I bought from B&M Bargains, They were dead but hopefully are just dormant-

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And finally a friend I was watching in the garden before I went out –

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I was watching him for a good half hour trying to get of the block.

Tomorrow my day is going to consist of re-potting the current plants, I am also going to get some cuttings from some of the bushes I have and I may have a fig cutting lined up.

A big update!

First off, let me give my apologies for the lack of updates, but you know how it goes sometimes, other stuff get priority.

That doesn’t mean that I didn’t do any gardening though. I have done quite a bit.

Here is a picture of the grape vine before I split it up into three –

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and here they are after I had finished –

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Notice the potting bench in the above photo. That’s what all those planks got turned into, I’ll get a better picture tomorrow.

Now this is what I am the most happiest with, The raised bed.

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From left to right – Sunflowers, Rainbow Chard, Rocket Salad and Rhubarb.

Ill get another update tonight ready for tomorrow.

Pallet reclaiming and seed testing

Today I haven’t done much out in the garden. I put all the plants out to bask in the sun –

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The spinach has started showing signs of life –

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I stripped down a pallet and had a surprisingly large amount of usable wood from it –

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Just need to get hold of some more now.

I also test planted the green manure and wildflower, using the clean dirt from the garden –

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Hopefully another nice day for flower basking again tomorrow.