Archive : do it yourself

Sep 07 2017 by in Barbie's garden, Design, Do it yourself, Gardening, Miscellaneous, | 7 comments

Do-it-yourself Worm Farm

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If you really want to have a flourishing, organic garden that comes from your recyled waste – then you really have to make yourself a Worm Farm. I will show you how easy and inexpensive it is to make yourself. You will be able to get all your components from your local hardware store. I used 3 x smallish black plastic utility boxes with loose-fitting lids. You want to be able to [...]

Jul 07 2013 by in Barbie's garden, Design, Do it yourself, Gardening, Miscellaneous, | 15 comments

Shabby Chic for the garden

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I have been told that my home is Shabby chic! This is something I have not heard before – where have I been? There is a definition for it in Wikipedia! Shabby Chic is a form of interior design where furniture and furnishings are either chosen for their appearance of age and signs of wear and tear or where new items are distressed to achieve the appearance of an antique. We take pride in making almost all our [...]

Jul 28 2011 by in Barbie's garden, Design, Do it yourself, Gardening, | 17 comments

Design beginnings for the back

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Hi Chris, I was busy again this weekend – I don’t know where this energy comes from!! The bags of compost arrived from Nonke – all 30 of them!! They are super heavy and I had to scheme how I was going to bring each one to the back garden. I worked out a 3-phase plan to get each bag into the wheel barrow, whew! I managed to get 15 bags (one [...]