Category Archives: The Garden

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 –

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.

Raised Bed – Part 6 – Set in and Rubble Clearance

I have now put the raised bed into the ground, it went in pretty easy, only moving the odd few over sized stones.

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And it is looking good just need to clear all the rubble, glass and other debris to make it safe now, so a labour intensive job.
The sieving is going well though as I am about half way through, this is the amount of dirt I have cleared –

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The bag is almost full to the brim, should be done by the weekend though. I’m only going down about a spade width, that should be more than plenty when full.

Also I only had one problem with the raised bed, the board is slightly twisted, so it pulled the screw out, nothing major though.

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Tomorrow I will be testing out my new seeds using the dirt from the ground and bag, to see how it will grow.

My Grandparents Garden

To me the love for gardening probably started out from my grandparents. Both my parents see gardening as a pain so I didn’t get my love for it off them. My grandfather used to have his own allotments but due to him getting older, has had to give it up and grows mainly in the garden. Here are a few pictures from the garden –

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He has gone a little bit tomatoe and runner bean mad, but as he says “only grow what you eat”. The sunflowers are all my grandmothers, she is the flower grower of them both.

I hope you have enjoyed this post on my grandparents garden.

Raised Bed – Part 5 – Lined Up and New Seeds

Today I got out into the garden much earlier since I won’t be able to this evening. I used some connectors and screwed the wood together, I didn’t get a chance to screw it on to the bed though as the rain came.

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I am very impressed with how it is looking though and can’t wait to put it in.

I have also received my seeds back that I ordered from Premier Seeds Direct and Lawn UK

The ones from Premier Seeds Direct are the White Clover that I will be using for Green Manure.

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The Seeds from Lawn UK are a mixture of wildflower, specially mixed for Bumble Bees.

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Both sets of seeds cost me 99p delivered and I will be testing them out tomorrow.

Also tomorrow I will be putting the raised bed together and putting it into place, leaving just the soil sieving and getting hold of manure.