Friday, 16 March 2012

Garden Fairies, workman.

Did you know that the Garden Fairy has a workman, and he has been in my garden whilst I have been ill. (Had an awful flu like bug)
Lots has been done, and I couldn't join in :o(

This is up on the patio area and has been built specifically to hide the Tree Fern pots, although I do love the Butia here, with its arching fronds. May have to find a new home for the Tree Ferns now!


The veg beds have new wood edging, with posts in each corner to raise the fleece or veggie-mesh off the crops, clever huh! Sadly not my idea, pinched from my neighbour.


The sleepers where put to good use around the rest of the garden. The bulk of them being used to build a raised planter on the patio next to the pond.


I had a silly sized bed here and as my garden is higher than my neighbours their fence was suffering, so this protects their fence and gives me more planting space. This turned out better than planned, and I am looking forward to planting it up. The rest of the sleepers where used to edge new beds.




My eldest daughter planted up the troughs with the bamboos,


there is one more to do but it means moving some of these plants and I am still not 100% certain it is the right place to go. The plus to putting a trough here


is the bamboo offered a huge amount of protection to the Trachy and the Basjoo, jury is still out on this.

Other than that, currently it is just a major tip run to clear all of this




and the Garden Fairies workman is 'Johnson Home Improvements' Chippenham, I cannot recommend this guy highly enough, so if your looking for a builder in the Wiltshire area, contact me and I will pass on his details.

13 comments:

  1. Your garden looks amazing Libby and will be the star of your village open day I am sure.

    Doesn't you stove burn wood? I bet if you 'freecycled' your wood and the hardcore you'd would get lots of folks after it - and it's free to advertise too. You could just put it in your front garden when they want to collect it which is usually asap - so they won't even be traipsing through the house.

    Must dash, I have another appointment with my allotment today

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    1. I hadn't thought of that Lottie, for the bricks, thanks. Most of the wood will be kept if I can find somewhere to store it!!!

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  2. Looking lovely Libby, Will be stunning for the open gardens! We have gardening fairies in our garden too... :)

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    1. They are great aren't they lol!

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    2. lol sure are (although we have to do it all ourselves in ours :) )

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    3. I used too, but getting old now lol!

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  3. Oh my goodness, this looks like it was a lot of work, but your garden fairy is obviously a hard working strong and very tough sort of fairy, The best kind to have in a garden. I wonder how to attract one to mine....?

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  4. Money!!! Shammickite unfortunately lol!!!

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  5. This all looks fabulous. I am green with envy over your raised beds and the newly edged ones. All that needs to be done here too. I shall be coming back to look for ideas.
    Well done.
    Sorry about the flu nasties, hope you are 100% now?
    hugs
    ♥♥

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    1. Still feel awful. Into week 3 now!

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  6. Oh, money. Is that all? I was thinking of leaving a steak and kidney pie and a pint of brown ale.

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    1. lol! do you know what? I think that might work too. Just allow for gallons of coffee with sugar to keep them going as well!!!!

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