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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 –


Raised Bed – Part 2

After another very bad start to the day, I thought the garden was off the cards today. To my great surprise, at about 2:00pm the sun came out for a visit, it even got warm too.

So here is how the area started off –



And after about 2 hours of digging this was the end result –



These are some of the larger stones I dug up from the raised bed section, quite surprised at what was down there in all honesty.



In all I took 3 buckets of rubble up to the recycling plant, as they where to small for me to use again.

There will be an area behind the raised bed that |I will block off from the dog and build up as an insectopia.

Tomorrow is going to involve me sieving the area to get rid of as much glass and slate as I can, don’t want a cut hand in the future. The wood for the raised beds are lined up and just waiting for my father to deliver them to me.

The only other thing for the bed then is manure, since the dirt is poor I need to find someone local to get it from, so that will be my aim for next week.

Plant Details and Photos.

Even though we have had horrendous rain today, saved me doing any watering mind, I went out and finished re-potting and putting seeds in. As promised I have gathered a list of the names of plants I have got, along with some photos.

This is what the garden currently looks like. The grass has only just been cut, hence the deadness.


Here is the £10 greenhouse form Wilkinson’s to get me started.


The Grape vine, Geraniums and Lavender.



And closer photos from inside the greenhouse.

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Here are the plants that I have currently got in the greenhouse and out in the garden –

Lettuce – Cut and come again
Sunflower – Unknown
Strawberry – Unknown
Chilli Pepper – Cayenne
Chilli Pepper – Jalapeño
Chilli Pepper – Super Fresno
Spinach Picasso F1
Pansy – Swiss Giant Mix
Petunia – Multiflora F2
Garden Mint
Garden Mint Cuttings
Grape – Muscat
Upright Geranium – Red
Upright Geranium – Pink Bi-Colour
English Lavender

Semi-Productive Day

So today I had an accident, Sliced my finger open putting together the greenhouse I bought, so couldn’t get my had dirty.

On a happier note, I bought a few plants, listed below –

  • Jalapeño Pepper
  • Sweet Pepper
  • Grape Vine
  • Salad Lettuce
  • Strawberry Child Grow Kit
  • Lavender
  • Mint
  • Plus a few pack of seeds.

Sorry for the vagueness but its now too dark to go back out and check, so I will do it first thing in the morning and post the proper names up, along with some pictures.

Also I took some measurements for the shed end of the garden and will hopefully continue the planning late into tonight.

I will also post a picture of the garden in the state of when we first moved into the house.