This is the journal of my endeavours to grow a range of fruit, veg and flowers from seed, grow organically, and my attempts to create a personal paradise with 1/2 acre of maintained gardens and 1/2 acre wild meadows. Northern Ireland's average daily high temperatures are 18 °C (64 °F) in July and 6 °C (43 °F) in January. Soil type: Clay

Monday 6 March 2017

Gearing Up for Gardening

I've been in a deep Winter slumber and haven't been into the garden for several months. However, March is here and I've got the 'gardening bug' so I'm itching to get back out into gardening. Over the weekend I started my garden 'spring clean'. Lots of tidying to do.

I've been looking through magazines and old photos to get some inspiration. A few photos taken last year that give a bit of inspiration this time of year...

Pallet projects seem to be really popular in the UK and USA. These photos were taken last year at gardening shows and at a community garden. What a great way to recycle and have a bit of fun. Pallets are often free of charge so this is a great low cost way to add some new pieces to the garden!

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  1. Just used for compost bays here so nothing as adventurous.

  2. I didn't realize that the pallet bug had hit the UK also. I'll be interested to see if you are able to follow through on something cool. Be sure to keep us posted here!