Love ebay, even though it has become a little commercial for me its still possible to bag a bargain. Introducing our new bathroom radiator...
...secured for the bargain busting price of just 99p...yep 99 english pence and it was only in the outskirts of Bristol! This will be the point were we pressure test it and find its full of leaks!
Yep, theres no messing around with this sign...WOOD!
Last week we nipped back to the Bristol Wood Recycling Project yard, we'd only been in there on Sunday but being the eagle eyed shopper I am I'd spotted some stripped pink doors, so I took some slightly wonky measurement and went home to measure our current doors. Have concluded that my abilities with a tap measure are abismal we went back to look at them again.
After Rich took over tap measure duty, we concluded that with a bit of tinkering they will fit our little cottage, so a quick deal was done and I walked away £60 lighter but rich in doors!! One really cant put a price on the convince of a bathroom door (especially when your bathrooms opposit the front door)
Aaar Rich doing manly things in some delightful west country drizzel.
And just quickly here is a little comparison of what we currently have and what we are swapping them for...
Just got to ask (nag) Rich into fitting them now, although I quite fancy having a go myself...after all how hard can it be!!
I finally snapped, I couldnt take a minuet more! If I had to spend another bloody Saturday staring at the garden in such a mess I would go mad, so most of last Saturday was taken up with clearing, cleaning, re-potting and planting more seeds. 4 back breaking hours later and its starting to rather nice...
Ok its not Kew Gardens, more like Steptoes Yard but still I'm rather pleased with it. Most of the pots have flowers in mixed together with the herbs, hopefully the bees will appreacate it! I cant wait for some warm weather and a little sunshine.
Arrr it actually looks vaguely normal now!
We also managed to finally get some wood for the first of the raised beds, we nipped over to Bristol to these guys, who where very nice and helpful, if you are in the area and haven't been to check them out yet do! They have a brilliant stock pile of second hand wood, furniture, doors and loads of other stuff. They even have old scaffolding planks at £12 each, so we got 6 to make the first of the beds out off...
We've got them in the tiny yard at the back of the kitchen, we just need to wait for Rich to have a free day (and fingers crossed this will coincide with a dry day, what are the chances!!) so he can knock the bed together for me.
While we where loading the planks on to the Landy, Rich came up with the rather brilliant idea of possible using scaffolding planks as floor boards in the living room. I have been trying to source some reasonably priced floor boards and have discover that hens teeth have nothing on nice boards, bloody everyone wants them!!
We also spotted some rather lovely victorian pitch pine 4 panel doors, which with a little tweaking would fit our frames fine, I've got them reserved and hopefully we'll get chance to go back and get them in a few days, so not a bad weekend, I cant quite believe how much we packed in. More pics soon!
I love ordering my seeds over the net, its so lovely when the postman turns up (usually I have forgotten that I placed an order by this point) and its a whole garden in a box!
his is at least part of my garden in a box, I have order all out herbs and quite a lot of flower seeds from Here. I have been getting about 90% of my plants from Victoriana Nursery for the last few years and have always thought the quality was brilliant, even in my plant killing hands stuff manages to flourish! It was also rather nice to see the seed packets which I produced the artwork for, I'm very proud, they look really good!
So the patio area at the front of the cottage now actually has some plants growing in! Amazing, so just the rest of the garden to go then!
Tales of a Junkaholic
My Tiny Plot
The Owl and the Accordion
Tea For Joy
Snail and the Cyclops
Wellies and Vogue
Lobster & Swan
Toot as in Foot
Foxtail + Fern
Five Hundred Miles
Nine Bojewyan Stennack
Tales of Ted and Agnes
Penny Dreadful Vintage
Trish Hunter Finds
Seeds and Stitches
Long May She Rain
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