Archive for 11/08/2013


A Ladder Garden

greenbenchramblings

Our garden is too full – we have nowhere left to grow the plants we keep finding and wanting to take under our gardening wings. So we need ideas for more gardens. We are going up!

Take an old rickety wooden ladder, too old and battered to trust. We cut it in half and fixed it against the sides of two of our sheds.

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We found this strange collection of objects at various interesting outlets nearby. Two French wire baskets, a cast iron drain pipe top and a kettle used by gypsies to boil water over open fires.

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And now for the planting! We need plants that require little looking after and won’t be constantly calling out to be watered. Succulents are the answer.

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A little job well done I think! A little bit of garden sculpture. Some recycling and some re-using. Now we can just enjoy them as…

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Chas Spain

I’m feeling quite bewildered, astounded, (grabs thesaurus), combloglified (I made that up) – to be here at post #100 and to have a small gang of co-bloggers who come by and click like and always comment so kindly. I’ve even met some co-bloggers in that time, due to ridiculous sets of circumstances, and I feel I know some other co-bloggers so well I’m sure I could just turn up for tea and sit down and talk to them for hours about gardening and art and life in general.

So for this post No. 100 I just thought I’d put up some pics of my family’s perfect day at Philip Island doing absolutely nothing.

While I was taking pics of the kids and the last surfers in the beautiful dying pinks and blues of the day – one of the kids was taking pics of us – so there is a picture…

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