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Recycled old barrow

Hi Chris, I love the autumn colour in your garden  and the colourful leaves are the best of all!! Unfortunatetly, I have no colourful trees that can boast their autumn-ness. But I do have a post that you might like. Remember when you came to visit and we both looked at the wheel barrow in the front garden – left there after the big tree planting. And we BOTH liked the idea of an old wheel barrow full of flowers….. well!

Barrow of flowers

I do have a rusty old wheel barrow and I filled it with poppy seeds. So I hope to have a Barrow of Blommies (flowers for our non-South African friends)  soon. I see the little heads already pushing through. I threw a few in the garden as well to bring some colour to the grass area. I used Californian Poppies and the Blue  Corn Flower, so this will be so pretty when they are in full bloom. I found a few nice pics on the internet of them here ……. Happy Gardening xxx

[one_half]PoppyCalifornian Poppy-image from google[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Corn FlowerCorn Flower-image from google[/one_half_last]

By Barbara

Country living is the best! Being a true spirit of the earth, my garden is all about vegetables and fruit trees and herbs and chickens roaming free. I was keen to really start gardening when we moved to Philadelphia in 2005, but not your typical suburban-type garden – sterile and bug-free! I wanted an edible garden.

3 replies on “Recycled old barrow”

I really like that idea! Although it may look a little barren right now, once the flowers come in — especially those on the ground — it will be fantastic!

Until the day comes when you’re working on the backyard and think “if I only had one more wheelbarrow…” and give a thoughtful look to this “new” planter. 😉

So right! This poor over-worked wheel barrow is more than happy to retire as a planter 🙂 I do have another one that is my work horse right now. But we look forward to the seedlings pushing through. I am a real ‘start from seed’ kind of gardener. I could have loaded it with new seedlings from the nursery but that’s not as much fun.

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