My New Nursery Area ~

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  1. zuzu's petals

    zuzu's petals Silly Old Bat Plants Contributor

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    I always seem to have quite a few plants in pots
    that, for various reasons, I'm not yet ready to plant into the garden,
    so I've needed a more organized space to keep those plants together,
    [​IMG] a place where I can keep a close eye on how they are doing.

    This area, to the side of my glasshouse has not been well used in the past.
    There were only some scruffy Daylilies, Iris, and Crocosmia growing there.

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    We mowed all of that down and sprayed with Roundup,
    then we laid down weed barrier and cedar chip mulch.
    Using concrete blocks and builder's pallets, we made a long plant table.

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    It looked so big to start with . . .

    [​IMG] . . .
    but it's filling up way too fast!!

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    Oh, and there are my blueberry bushes, growing right along the glasshouse wall,
    the fruits are ripening now, and the local birds are letting me have a few.
    [​IMG] Those have been handy for snacking while I tend to the nursery.
     
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  3. eileen

    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Oh I could do with an area just like that Zuzu. Only thing is I have no space left...:idea:...I could always dig up some of Ians lawn...again. :D :D
     
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    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    I was just telling Randy the other day that I need a nursery area. I have bunches of cinderblocks and a man down the street collects pallets to sell, maybe he will sell me a few.
    Thanks for the idea.
     
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    Netty Chaotic Gardener Plants Contributor

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    That's exactly what I need here. I always have so many pots cluttering the steps because they aren't ready for the garden yet. One day I'll get it all together...
     



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  6. teddybear

    teddybear In Flower

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    What a great idea, I bet it helps your back to get them off the ground too.
     
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    glendann Official Garden Angel

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    Wonderful idea you had.I must think about one really soon.
     
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    Isn't that a handy thing? Kind of a staging area for plants.
     
  9. zuzu's petals

    zuzu's petals Silly Old Bat Plants Contributor

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    Thanks y'all. :-D It's working out really well,
    but I do wish I had twice as much space . . .
    . . .
    even though I know that still wouldn't be enough. [​IMG]
     
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    A great idea. It's exactly how we do it in our nursery. Up high so you don't bend over as much. Up on the pallets keep weeds from getting in as prolifically too. I wish I did it at home too...super idea.
     
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    CritterPainter Awed by Nature

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    Ooo, I'm so jealous of the idea of even needing a space like this, my new plants are few and far between *gnashing teeth*
     
  12. cajunbelle

    cajunbelle Daylily Diva

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    Thanks for the idea, I can get pallets for free at work and I have the cinder blocks, now where do I put it.
     
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    late advice

    Why didn't you just put the pots on the sawdust instead? Would of been more room..

    b
     
  14. zuzu's petals

    zuzu's petals Silly Old Bat Plants Contributor

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    A good observation B, and perfectly true, too :-D
    and if I were only about 25 years younger. . . . :rolleyes:

    But truely, this does make it a wee bit easier on my old, achy back
    and I seem to be having fewer problems with ground-crawling bugs, :smt023 which is a good thing.
     
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    cajunbelle Daylily Diva

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    ZuZu, just curious, how much land do you have. You have so much going on it looks like acres and acres.
     
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    bsewnsew Hardy Maple

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    SOrry zuzu

    I know nothing about you .
    But you have the right attitude..........
    I told my elder sister to raise hers also.. She pots her tomatoes in large flower pots and puts them on her carport..It is concrete.

    They do well there.. She said one has 22 tomatoes on it .......I think she plants 2 in those really large flower pots.

    barb
     

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