Sunday, 28 July 2013

Old men garden times


I been out shopping for herbs

The pile has got smaller
The beer fairy has lent a hand
A very little hand
This is my clever idea for taking the dirt up to the top garden the wheel barrow doesn't fit very well, it's to wide to go through the gate so this is my shopping trolley with it's basket removed it carries a full bucket at a time , too heavy to carry but easy to wheel.

It only took ten trips to fill up the bathtub.

A few rests were taken on the way
Then this cheery smiling bloke turned up for coffee and cake and pitched in to help.
The beer fairy has turned his jobs over to the younger bloke.
He even got the wheelbarrow past the gate, it was a tight fit.

I t looks a bit sparse at the moment but will fill out as the herbs grow.

Now these two are off to a 70's birthday party and a get together for old truckers
A good time was had by all.


  1. What a great idea for your herb garden! I'm sure all the hard work will be worth it, getting to enjoy fresh herbs!

  2. I love love that garden, is perfect! Your herbs will look amazing growing in that tub, how cool this is!!!

  3. How nice, to have more helpers. The work get done so much faster. It is a cool idea using the bathtub for your herb garden! :)

    Have a happy week ahead!

  4. I love your use of the bathtub! The beer fairy plays an important role, you know :)

  5. Oh Merle, you are very humorous. Love your writing style. Got caught up on your blog, too. Somehow I missed the post on your bringing dirt to the tubbie.

    I think your herbs are going to look great in that! Keep us posted.

    Glad you had help! Susan

  6. Looking forward to see your herbs growing Merle!
    Tub, a nifty idea!

  7. Nice work. Don't forget to show us some growing progress photos.

  8. I was here this morning but for some reason I couldn't comment. Your dirt pile is indeed getting smaller. Congrats. Lucky you got some help and lucky the cheery bloke came to visit. The tub is a great idea and so is the push cart. I'll have to remember that one.

  9. Looking good Merle, That's a great idea putting herbs in the bath.
    I've just been browsing your photo's on your side bar. Great memories.x

  10. Well done. That tub is going to look lovely when the herb all start spilling over the sides.

  11. Hi Merle! I love the bathtub - very cute and creative :)

    Hugs to you!

  12. Hari OM
    Hello Merle, was delighted to discover your blog - it's fun and bright and I too adore your bathtub planter! Love the cottagey feel of your garden and Angus and the cats are gorgeous!! Will be returning to Sydney after 2 years in a few weeks and it was great to get an early 'sniff' via your piccies. Hugs, YAM xx

  13. Love the bathtub herb garden,Merle....great idea.....The Beer Fairy scrubbed up well to go to the party with his mate.....
    Good to see you got some extra help with moving the soil....your trolly idea is clever...
    Hugs ..... Barb ... xxx

  14. That looks like a splendid way to raise herbs. I hope you have great success!

  15. How fun to have a bathtub in your garden. If we ever remodel our bathroom and take out the 85 year old tub, I know exactly where it will go.

  16. I love the idea of a bathtub fullof growing things. I saw a toilet planted with flowers on someone's lawn.

  17. You bought the plants and made your hubs do the work - a girl after my own heart.

  18. I'm glad that you got some help with filling the garden tub. That is always a blessing. Do you have beautiful springs? I think you must have mild winters for that matter if you can plant herbs now.

  19. I love your bathtub herb garden! Your bucket tote is a great idea - I am going to steal that one. Glad the Beer Fairy got some help and had a good time. He he. xo


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