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Thursday, 5 July 2012

I doubt it will make a difference but...

I have spent the day trying to improve the garden in an attempt to limit the damage this chicks do! See my last post to see the mess they can make... hopefully this will make things a little easier to cope with!

New grass seed laid
 This may have been a silly idea but I thought I would give it a go since I have so much seed left from last year. I have sectioned off the area in which we usually use to get to the nest box so I had to prune back all the shrubs round the back of the run so we have a walk through. It took ages and ages to peel off all the ivy on the fence, I hate the stuff grrr!

I wish I had taken a before shot as its surprising how much I have chopped it all back! I also took the chance to plant my bean plants as the netting was all pulled back. There will be more to go in there but they are still too small to go in the ground yet!

I have covered the bottoms in egg shell in a vain attempt to protect them from the slugs.

I was looking on the net yesterday for some lawn edging to help prevent the chicks flinging the stones into the grass. For bamboo edging B&Q wanted £10 a metre more or less!! You gotta be kidding me! So I decided to make my own from the left over screening from the flat. Its only sat by the shed so I may as well make use of it!

Its original use!

I wasn't sure about what it would look like to begin with but it is growing on me actually, it kinda sections the garden off into areas which looks quite smart! We need to find a new home for the boulders next to the chicken box but they are far too heavy for me to lift on my own so that will have to wait for now!

I finally took down and dealt with the hanging baskets too. They didn't do too well as I didn't water them enough. The one remaining plant was put to good use though!

Like butter wouldn't melt!

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