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Topic: Making the best of an ugly deck: Gardening on the roof  (Read 13430 times)
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« Reply #20 on: June 25, 2011 01:11:07 AM »

It looks great! I totally understand wanting to make use of what space you have, I just got a garden for the first time and I'm loving it! I want a giant spool... Smiley And a pallet garden!

The spool would look good in oilcloth, and I think you could make the deck area even better if you painted the fence - maybe teal blue or beach-hut colour stripes? ( I know paint can be expensive though!)

Well done!
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« Reply #21 on: June 25, 2011 06:27:48 AM »

Thanks! I would love to paint the fence, but I'm renting, so I am limited in the permanent changes I can make. Otherwise, it would be ON! Smiley
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« Reply #22 on: June 29, 2011 06:00:37 PM »

It's so charming! I really like it. And I love your painted chair!
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« Reply #23 on: June 29, 2011 06:22:44 PM »

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« Reply #24 on: July 08, 2011 02:58:33 PM »

Here are some updates. The more delicate flowers died in the pallet, but the portulacas, petunias, lavender, and rosemary love it. So I did a little replanting. My tomatoes died, and the basil is fading, BUT, I bought a *huge* tomato plant for $12!
I also painted another chair, covered the table with fun utility cloth, and bought some half price geraniums. I really love geraniums.









My cat Grendel, also has his own garden:

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« Reply #25 on: July 14, 2011 11:42:51 AM »

It looks great! I love the spool!

A word of caution to those wanting to do a pallet garden: Not only do you have to make sure it's not pressure treated for edibles, you also need to find out what it was used to transport. Pallets are often used to transport toxic chemicals and then sometimes reused for something else. So be sure your pallet was only used to transport something safe.
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« Reply #26 on: July 14, 2011 11:47:00 AM »

Thanks, EvilSabina! I didn't think about that.

I added some awesome dianthus to the bald spots:

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« Reply #27 on: July 16, 2011 03:05:53 PM »

I love this! I'm definitely going to try this next year Cheesy
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« Reply #28 on: July 20, 2011 07:34:31 AM »

FINALLY! Some garden inspiration I was looking for!! I have just moved into a student house with a rather grim concrete back garden. I has 2 sad looking built up brick flower boxes and I have been wondering how I can make it look lovely on a student style budget!

Im dying to paint the breize blocks that really dampen my day but need permission and some inspiration for those too haha.

Think the pallet idea is first on the list, full of lavender Im thinking Smiley

Oh and basil grows better on a windowsill inside which may be why its looking a bit sad? Herbs need to be picked regularly to keep them growing fully and healthily apparently?!

Oh I cant wait to show the girls Im living with how cute your garden is! It gives me hope for ours

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« Reply #29 on: July 20, 2011 07:44:18 AM »

Aw, Thanks!! I'm glad you are inspired!
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