So the kind chap who recently donated me his pallets encouraged me to knock on his neighbour’s door as he was sure there was a fence going to waste there that needed clearing. I promptly took up the opportunity and sure enough a fine rustic fence was hiding behind his shed. I duly cut it up into manageable chunks and transported it home on the trusty wheelbarrow! (Along with a couple of other pallets, a swing and a children’s bed that they didn’t want!!)
Turns out the fence was just the right length for our front garden! Another very satisfying endeavour and we had a lot of fun making it 🙂
Chrissie’s garden and allotment starting to blossom over in Gower.. lot’s of bean, tatties, squash, sweet potato and plenty more kicking off. I’m mahoosively grateful for the encouragement and support Chrissie has given me this year enabling me to be ambitious with my growing projects.
Since the intention and call when out for more pallets, (and once friends understood I’d likely have a breakdown of sorts if I didn’t have some soon), they seem to have started appearing thick and fast! With all this additional resource turning up at the house, I’ve needed to get more organised. This pallet woodshed is helping a lot..
A new delivery of pallets arrived (thanks so much James!!), so that meant a hive of activity, largely in the newly reclaimed south garden area that used to be nothing but brambles on a very steep bank.
Both pallet growing boxes are now complete and these are accompanied by 2 pallet benches to enjoy the fabulous views of towards Kilvey Hill and Swansea Bay. This has now officially become my favourite area of the garden as it’s soooo peaceful and secluded. Every morning this week it’s been porridge and a newly discovered yoga nidra meditation (thanks Chrissie!) to a background of wind through the trees and birdsong to calm my mind. I have to say, I think it might be working! 🙂
Really looking forward to greening this area up now most of the groundwork seems to be done. Some peas, beans and squash perhaps? Whaddareckon folks?
So the neighbour said she liked the look of the pallet chair I made recently but would like one with arms. It’s her birthday tomorrow, so tried to pull out all the stops. Very pleased with the end result as there were several times during its construction that this chair was going to look VERY different!
So the neighbours kindly removed about 20ft of brambles from the southern end of our property to reveal a steep bank of stone and soil, which soon got me thinking about how the bank might be terraced and repurposed. Start small I thought, and began with a couple of small beds. As usual, one bed is leading to another and another, and another! Throw a few pallets in the mix for good measure and it’s starting to take shape. I’m imagining squash and watermelon being harvested here in a few months 🙂
Things have evolved! Check out the next stage here
What a nifty little trick my lovely partner shared with me today. Making these paper planters for those seedlings that are crying out for more soil and space. And it is super easy to do! Tear or cut a standard newspaper in half then fold the newspaper pages in half again. Roll the folded paper around a jar and press in the ends and hey presto, uno paper plant pottio!