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Melon Hammocks

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I found a use for some old yarn in the greenhouse this week. I fashioned some trendy hammocks for my Melons....and no I am...

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cottagekaren

5 Aug, 2019
Cottagekaren

Wind break

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We have a narrow passage between out house and a side garden leading into the back garden , last winter the cruel wind burnt...

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amy2

11 Jun, 2019
Amy2

Quirky ideas for the garden

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We saw the following planting and novel ideas for old tree trunks in the grounds of a hotel last week. The first one seems...

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shirley_tulip

4 Feb, 2019
Shirley_tulip

Home Sweet garden Home.

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A little collection of miniature model homes scattered across my garden they are hand painted and light up by solar. The...

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thrupennybit

4 Feb, 2019
Thrupennybit

my new head

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well after my little break, I am back. I've set up my new tank and totally redone my living room. also made a new head using...

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noseypotter

17 May, 2018
Noseypotter

Creating a caterpillar

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As some if you know we hosted our son David's wonderland inspired wedding a few weeks ago. The blog I wrote about the wedding...

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sandra

21 Sep, 2016
Sandra

DIY Hanging Basket Stands

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Hi The OH wanted hanging basket stand I had a look online and thought they were a bit expensive so I decided to build them...

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scotsmanvic

3 May, 2016
Scotsmanvic

This girl just loves shoes!!!

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As some of you know I am a recycling junkie..today I searched out pictures of my shoe collection to see how they have done... I...

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sandra

24 Nov, 2015
Sandra

planter

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my dead concrete tree planter finished .

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noseypotter

22 Jun, 2014
Noseypotter

my garden revisated

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heres my garden as of may 2014 . ive had the ivy taken off the wall and poured 3 kilo of salt in the gutter and on the roof...

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noseypotter

24 May, 2014
Noseypotter

Upcycle Bike Helmet

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I bought a new Bike Helmet yesterday. And instead of putting old 1 to landfill. I am going to use it as a hanging strawberry...

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Scotkat

10 May, 2014
Scotkat

The MacSCARECROW Clan ... on the run !

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Last weekend I bought some raffle tickets in aid of the children's wards at the hospital. I was lucky enough to win two prizes...

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terratoonie

5 Aug, 2013
Terratoonie

One in the eye

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I have absolutely no recollection as to where this idea came from or to whom I should thank. But thank you. Firstly, it's...

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longtom

7 Jul, 2013
Longtom

new beer can hanging basket :))

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hi all my old can hanging basket fell to bits so i made a new one. heres how i did it :))) BBFB here goes putting silicone...

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mark61

29 Apr, 2013
Mark61

Makeover Recycled Madness..(Or What You Can Do With Some Spare Paint!)

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Nowadays, despite recycling awareness, we still tend to live in a 'throwaway' society..though I think most us of Gardeners...

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floribunda

30 Sep, 2012
Floribunda

Flower Pot Men

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My Daughter and partner Jason make these pot men,we have sold a few for them. The first two we called Jill & Ken...

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cmsue

28 Aug, 2012
Cmsue

garden ferris wheel

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had a bright idea and thought about a ferris wheel sort of garden ornament so basically a 6 piece fram of light weight bamboo...

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piersdad

8 Jul, 2012
Piersdad

Animal, vegetable ....or MINERAL!

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I love ornaments, objects and various artefacts in the garden. It always fascinates me to see what people like to put in...

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melchisedec

7 May, 2012
Melchisedec

beach combing

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as we live on the Pembrokeshire coast we suffer from awesome weather patterns. the up side is we get lots of stuff washed...

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sandra

23 Apr, 2012
Sandra

Wacky idea's 2,000 :)

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I thought you might be ready for some more ideas for your gardens, some wacky and some not so wacky.. Here go's. Time. 7.35...

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youngdaisydee

17 Apr, 2012
Youngdaisydee

Wall of sound (well, fence of sound, really)

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This is my third go at putting a screen up between my garden and the one next door – I don’t like being able to see their...

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franl155

24 Mar, 2012
Franl155

Starting something you wish you never had !!!!!

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Yesterday i painted our small wood burner black which we had used over the winter as it had gone a rusty colour.Today looking...

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mark61

7 Mar, 2012
Mark61

Wacky recycling.

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What do you do with your old chairs? Before.. After..Way cool.. Lovely :) Pallets again.. Isn't this gorgeous... What...

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youngdaisydee

4 Mar, 2012
Youngdaisydee

Waccy and Brilliant :)

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Ill start off sheds, Ours is looking shabby and needs renew'ed but it will have to wait another year :( Love this and maybe...

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youngdaisydee

23 Feb, 2012
Youngdaisydee

Are you ready for another wacky :)

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Some recycling Ideas.. Old Bucket! Self explanitory :) CDs Mosaic!!!!! Bird house :) Beautifull Design Ideas..

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youngdaisydee

20 Feb, 2012
Youngdaisydee

Wacky and wonderfull ideas for your garden 2

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A few wacky ones here :))) Tree stumps and an old door! Maybe not so wacky :))) Old windows and doors. Nice.. A living...

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youngdaisydee

30 Jan, 2012
Youngdaisydee

In the garden.

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It has been nearly 2 months since I wrote my last blog. Nothing realy exiting has happened in the garden and down at the...

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rogi

3 Oct, 2011
Rogi

A quick walk round a garden centre ..

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Hi folks, last Sunday we went to a Garden centre we have not been to before ..although not a very big one it was crammed...

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joanella

20 Aug, 2011
Joanella

Sunset Mirror

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I bought a mirror for my garden earlier this week and hung it in the bottom corner where the sun shines late into the evening....

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annella

1 Jul, 2011
Annella

Yard photos - Whimsy edition :)

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My, oh my. I need to stop waiting a month in between blogs.... I have so many pictures! I took photos of all the ornaments...

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LaineDru

4 Jun, 2011
Lainedru

Instant Flowers/Colour

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I am not only a wannabe Gardener I am also a keen Knitter, so while I wait for flowers and colours to appear I thought I...

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silvisherr

21 Jun, 2010
Silvisherr

my open garden 13th june

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this sunday . im trying to tastefully get rid of the chicken wire stopping jerry getting across my pond .im making sculptures...

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noseypotter

9 Jun, 2010
Noseypotter

open garden

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hello people i have an open garden on the 13th of june . ive got a wren nest in whats going to be a pagoda so ive stopped...

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noseypotter

24 May, 2010
Noseypotter

abstract glass art

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a bit of abstract art for my garden.ive just got to put a concrete frame round this and varnish it and into the garden it...

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noseypotter

10 Mar, 2010
Noseypotter

Toadstools !!!

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This is especially for Spritz :-))) She was so interested in the wooden carved toadstool that i bought that i've got a collection...

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louise1

18 Nov, 2009
Louise1

A GARDENER'S SCRAPYARD

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On a recent visit to Boulogne-Sur-Mer, we discovered that the car park in the central square of the old walled section has...

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ponty

10 Nov, 2009
Ponty

A home made 3 tier plant stand

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Hello everyone, If you have managed to take alook at some of my photo's, you will see the one in front of the G/H. withall...

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franktf4

20 Oct, 2009
Franktf4

Making use of !!!

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Hubby cleared out the shed and found my moms old singer machine which I was loathe to throw away, so off came the sewing...

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stroller

20 Oct, 2009
Stroller

plant shelves #2

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Back in the first part of August I posted a blog about a set of plant shelves I had put together. I liked the way it has...

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kmccue07

19 Oct, 2009
Kmccue07

Recycling..

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Out in the garden today getting rid of stuff I don,t need when I remembered I had these old car tyres. I thought i,d try...

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usernut

15 Oct, 2009
Usernut

Romneya's Garden!

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As a much-belated follow-up (Sorry!!) to the blog about the Dundee Food & Flower Show, here is the promised visit to...

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madperth

22 Sep, 2009
Madperth

Is it a chair,commode or planter?

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I wanted to do one of my recycling jobbies for the garden for sometime now so when the weather was right and with the aid...

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Helofadigger

6 Aug, 2009
Helofadigger

How to Make Stained Glass and Crystal Wind Chimes for the Home & Garden!

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One of my passions is creating glass wind chimes from scraps of glass I have used in my mosaic creations! I have written...

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kmartel

4 Aug, 2009
Kmartel

recycling

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we love to reuse as much as possible here at corseside so i thought you might like to see some of the stuff we've beem using....

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sandra

29 Mar, 2009
Sandra

Garden Projects 2009 Part 4 - How to Build A Willow Te-Pi

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Well It's all go in my garden at the moment, what with extentions to the beds and more digging ect..ect Well this weekend...

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majeekahead

2 Mar, 2009
Majeekahead

A Cobble Owl ????

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Iv been wanting a Owl Garden Ornament for some time & have found them Expensive 2 buy ! Well today i had a Idea with...

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jacque

19 Feb, 2009
Jacque

Painting Rocks

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I had a couple of people ask about painting rocks, so I'm going to keep a record of the stages next time I do a flower rock. For...

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Gillian

26 Jan, 2009
Gillian

open garden

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in june last year i had an open garden for the first time .all proceeds went to a local hospice.my lady of the garden got...

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noseypotter

27 Nov, 2008
Noseypotter

Hidden Garden

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The more observant among you may have noticed many parts of my garden are named. This makes it easier to record where plants...

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AndrewR

6 Jun, 2008
Andrewr

Lavender flowers are beginning to open...

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Soon I will make more lavender wands. They're good for your drawers, dash board etc. Where ever you would like to smell...

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TasteyG

25 May, 2008
Tasteyg

My Garden Helpers

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Some of you have already met Bruno and Barney Then there’s the frog who looks after the pond The pots on the patio are...

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AndrewR

28 Mar, 2008
Andrewr

Visiting Hampton Court Flower Show

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Yesterday's visit to the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show was great fun. After seeing some of the crowds and queues at Chelsea...

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peter

5 Jul, 2007
Peter