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Garden Projects and DIY

What Projects Do You Have Going? Are you making something yourself ?Let us see what you've got going on.

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  2. catztail
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    free plans!

    Thanks, have looked for plans in the past and always come up short, bookmarked.
    Thanks, have looked for plans in the past and always come up short, bookmarked.
    Thanks, have looked for plans in the past and always come up short, bookmarked.
    Thanks, have looked for plans in the past and always come up short, bookmarked.
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  4. Snorky85
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    Snork's Garden Redesign Project

    How exciting Snorky, I do hope you can buy the field. Rescue hens are so rewarding....I will be more than happy to help you with them xx
    How exciting Snorky, I do hope you can buy the field. Rescue hens are so rewarding....I will be more than happy to help you with them xx
    How exciting Snorky, I do hope you can buy the field. Rescue hens are so rewarding....I will be more than happy to help you with them xx
    How exciting Snorky, I do hope you can buy the field. Rescue hens are so rewarding....I will be more than happy to help you with them xx
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  5. Greg C

    Treating Wooden Planters

    Thanks HarryS. I'll look at those options as both seem good.Pete, I tend to feel the same, but I'd rather be able to eat my veg unpoisoned than deadly and have to recoat the planters often. I...
    Thanks HarryS. I'll look at those options as both seem good.Pete, I tend to feel the same, but I'd rather be able to eat my veg unpoisoned than deadly and have to recoat the planters often. I think the reocote is fine for my flower planters as they will be lined with plastic and weed fabric.
    Thanks HarryS. I'll look at those options as both seem good.Pete, I tend to feel the same, but I'd rather be able to eat my veg unpoisoned than deadly and have to recoat the planters often. I think the reocote is fine for my flower planters as...
    Thanks HarryS. I'll look at those options as both seem good.Pete, I tend to feel the same, but I'd rather be able to eat my veg unpoisoned than deadly and have to recoat the planters often. I...
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  6. Clydesdalestu

    DIY Fence Stain; or dare I say it, emulsion?......

    Thanks for the kind words. We've five altogther in our small garden.
    Thanks for the kind words. We've five altogther in our small garden.
    Thanks for the kind words. We've five altogther in our small garden.
    Thanks for the kind words. We've five altogther in our small garden.
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  7. clanless
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    Goodbye lawn hello plan 1,2 or 3?

    Timber for pickets and posts received this morning - just finished cutting to size :blue thumb:.Have to let them dry out before painting with the Cuprinol Autumn Gold.Concreting in will also have to wait...
    Timber for pickets and posts received this morning - just finished cutting to size :blue thumb:.Have to let them dry out before painting with the Cuprinol Autumn Gold.Concreting in will also have to wait until we have some milder weather - don't want the wet concrete to freeze.New photos when posts go...
    Timber for pickets and posts received this morning - just finished cutting to size :blue thumb:.Have to let them dry out before painting with the Cuprinol Autumn Gold.Concreting in will also have to wait until we have some milder weather - don't want the...
    Timber for pickets and posts received this morning - just finished cutting to size :blue thumb:.Have to let them dry out before painting with the Cuprinol Autumn Gold.Concreting in will also have to wait...
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  8. fumanchu
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    Back - with plans!

    Hiya fumanchu. :) Yep a windbreak is first requirement. Hawthorn perhaps? I would plant a couple of evergreen shrubs in front too
    Hiya fumanchu. :) Yep a windbreak is first requirement. Hawthorn perhaps? I would plant a couple of evergreen shrubs in front too
    Hiya fumanchu. :) Yep a windbreak is first requirement. Hawthorn perhaps? I would plant a couple of evergreen shrubs in front too
    Hiya fumanchu. :) Yep a windbreak is first requirement. Hawthorn perhaps? I would plant a couple of evergreen shrubs in front too
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  9. Selleri

    What should I use to seal hand made clay pots please?

    Thanks everybody! After some googling I ended up buying ModPodge, not as cheap as I had wished for but hopefully will do the trick. I'll grab some Ronseal if we end up making more pots. It's...
    Thanks everybody! After some googling I ended up buying ModPodge, not as cheap as I had wished for but hopefully will do the trick. I'll grab some Ronseal if we end up making more pots. It's rather addicting hobby :)@pete , totally agree with the porous material feeling like a better choice, but...
    Thanks everybody! After some googling I ended up buying ModPodge, not as cheap as I had wished for but hopefully will do the trick. I'll grab some Ronseal if we end up making more pots. It's rather addicting hobby :)@pete , totally agree with the...
    Thanks everybody! After some googling I ended up buying ModPodge, not as cheap as I had wished for but hopefully will do the trick. I'll grab some Ronseal if we end up making more pots. It's...
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  10. Sheal

    Stone paint

    Thanks again I'll check at Screwfix next time I'm in town. :thumbsup:
    Thanks again I'll check at Screwfix next time I'm in town. :thumbsup:
    Thanks again I'll check at Screwfix next time I'm in town. :thumbsup:
    Thanks again I'll check at Screwfix next time I'm in town. :thumbsup:
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  11. Sandy Ground
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    Garden Lighting

    I finally got around to buying the extra lighting I needed. There are 2 lights. One on each shed. They are battery operated and work on pir sensors. The light produced is very soft and lights the...
    I finally got around to buying the extra lighting I needed. There are 2 lights. One on each shed. They are battery operated and work on pir sensors. The light produced is very soft and lights the path (and the shed door) without lighting up the sky. So far I am very pleased with them.G.Ps...
    I finally got around to buying the extra lighting I needed. There are 2 lights. One on each shed. They are battery operated and work on pir sensors. The light produced is very soft and lights the path (and the shed door) without lighting up the...
    I finally got around to buying the extra lighting I needed. There are 2 lights. One on each shed. They are battery operated and work on pir sensors. The light produced is very soft and lights the...
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  13. hedgefog

    Recommendation for metal shed?

    Not at all Sheal. Thank you for your tips.Yes, I have binned all the cardboard boxes, wrapping papers and even some plastic boxes where mice dropping were spotted.I keep doing that as there...
    Not at all Sheal. Thank you for your tips.Yes, I have binned all the cardboard boxes, wrapping papers and even some plastic boxes where mice dropping were spotted.I keep doing that as there are a few more boxes of old books are kept. I have never had any seeds or bulbs in the shed. But they...
    Not at all Sheal. Thank you for your tips.Yes, I have binned all the cardboard boxes, wrapping papers and even some plastic boxes where mice dropping were spotted.I keep doing that as there are a few more boxes of old books are kept. I have...
    Not at all Sheal. Thank you for your tips.Yes, I have binned all the cardboard boxes, wrapping papers and even some plastic boxes where mice dropping were spotted.I keep doing that as there...
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  14. Quentin Jackson

    Solar lights any good?

    Yes they are really for decorative purposes only. The contacts on the cheap ones like ours have a removable cap to the battery compartment. The contacts in them tend to rust so some don't...
    Yes they are really for decorative purposes only. The contacts on the cheap ones like ours have a removable cap to the battery compartment. The contacts in them tend to rust so some don't connect propery after a while. I resolve any with this isssue with a piece of multi-strand copper wire...
    Yes they are really for decorative purposes only. The contacts on the cheap ones like ours have a removable cap to the battery compartment. The contacts in them tend to rust so some don't connect propery after a while. I resolve any with this...
    Yes they are really for decorative purposes only. The contacts on the cheap ones like ours have a removable cap to the battery compartment. The contacts in them tend to rust so some don't...
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  15. DaiWig
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    Project X

    Cheers Shiny. Ill do that. Dai
    Cheers Shiny. Ill do that. Dai
    Cheers Shiny. Ill do that. Dai
    Cheers Shiny. Ill do that. Dai
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  16. ARMANDII
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    CONCRETE, COBBLES AND COMPOST

    Hi Ricky, my compost heap was constructed all that long ago by setting four 2" X 4" X 6' posts, treated with creosote, into concrete and then lining all sides, except one, with Chicken wire. I...
    Hi Ricky, my compost heap was constructed all that long ago by setting four 2" X 4" X 6' posts, treated with creosote, into concrete and then lining all sides, except one, with Chicken wire. I then lined the sides of Chicken wire with leftover pond liner underlay to prevent seepage of the...
    Hi Ricky, my compost heap was constructed all that long ago by setting four 2" X 4" X 6' posts, treated with creosote, into concrete and then lining all sides, except one, with Chicken wire. I then lined the sides of Chicken wire with leftover...
    Hi Ricky, my compost heap was constructed all that long ago by setting four 2" X 4" X 6' posts, treated with creosote, into concrete and then lining all sides, except one, with Chicken wire. I...
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  17. Sheal
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    One year on....

    My father could do it on the farm, holding two copper wires bent into L shapes. When they cross, that's the spot. It can be non-scientifically explained by resonance between the copper, water. I...
    My father could do it on the farm, holding two copper wires bent into L shapes. When they cross, that's the spot. It can be non-scientifically explained by resonance between the copper, water. I don't understand how it could work from a map though !
    My father could do it on the farm, holding two copper wires bent into L shapes. When they cross, that's the spot. It can be non-scientifically explained by resonance between the copper, water. I don't understand how it could work from a map though !
    My father could do it on the farm, holding two copper wires bent into L shapes. When they cross, that's the spot. It can be non-scientifically explained by resonance between the copper, water. I...
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  18. 2nd_bassoon
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    Bench restoration

    That looks really lovely, and you're right, the personal satisfaction is priceless.
    That looks really lovely, and you're right, the personal satisfaction is priceless.
    That looks really lovely, and you're right, the personal satisfaction is priceless.
    That looks really lovely, and you're right, the personal satisfaction is priceless.
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  19. hedgefog

    Upgrading old wooden shed

    My pent shed was knackered. Floor rotten,leaning forwards,some holy t&g timbers at the back.Went to local timber merchant bought 8 tongue n groove timbers,fitted them,bought some treated 3x3...
    My pent shed was knackered. Floor rotten,leaning forwards,some holy t&g timbers at the back.Went to local timber merchant bought 8 tongue n groove timbers,fitted them,bought some treated 3x3 fence posts,used as joists,bought some decking,used as floor boards.Had an osb board handy so used it...
    My pent shed was knackered. Floor rotten,leaning forwards,some holy t&g timbers at the back.Went to local timber merchant bought 8 tongue n groove timbers,fitted them,bought some treated 3x3 fence posts,used as joists,bought some decking,used...
    My pent shed was knackered. Floor rotten,leaning forwards,some holy t&g timbers at the back.Went to local timber merchant bought 8 tongue n groove timbers,fitted them,bought some treated 3x3...
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  20. Nick_MSM
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    Garden project/overhaul journal..

    More images/progress to come soon.
    More images/progress to come soon.
    More images/progress to come soon.
    More images/progress to come soon.
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  21. hedgefog

    Wood burning stove in wooden garden shed?

    Yes, good advice. Maybe I will need to wait until brick garage / worshop is built.The flue gets utterly hot when log burning in full whack, I recall.
    Yes, good advice. Maybe I will need to wait until brick garage / worshop is built.The flue gets utterly hot when log burning in full whack, I recall.
    Yes, good advice. Maybe I will need to wait until brick garage / worshop is built.The flue gets utterly hot when log burning in full whack, I recall.
    Yes, good advice. Maybe I will need to wait until brick garage / worshop is built.The flue gets utterly hot when log burning in full whack, I recall.
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  22. Shaun

    Landscaper or Builder?

    I certainly wouldn't use a landscaper and they are usually expensive. When I had a large soakaway dug out and replaced I used a recommended firm of Groundworkers.
    I certainly wouldn't use a landscaper and they are usually expensive. When I had a large soakaway dug out and replaced I used a recommended firm of Groundworkers.
    I certainly wouldn't use a landscaper and they are usually expensive. When I had a large soakaway dug out and replaced I used a recommended firm of Groundworkers.
    I certainly wouldn't use a landscaper and they are usually expensive. When I had a large soakaway dug out and replaced I used a recommended firm of Groundworkers.
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  23. Hercule69

    Overgrown.... help!

    Yes, effective chemical weedkilling will not work at this time of year.I have eradicated bindweed by digging out thoroughly......once the ground is apparently cleared sieve through it again...
    Yes, effective chemical weedkilling will not work at this time of year.I have eradicated bindweed by digging out thoroughly......once the ground is apparently cleared sieve through it again checking for every piece of white bindweed root. You will find long strands of it so gently pull it as...
    Yes, effective chemical weedkilling will not work at this time of year.I have eradicated bindweed by digging out thoroughly......once the ground is apparently cleared sieve through it again checking for every piece of white bindweed root. You...
    Yes, effective chemical weedkilling will not work at this time of year.I have eradicated bindweed by digging out thoroughly......once the ground is apparently cleared sieve through it again...
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