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Aunt Sally

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« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2007, 07:00 »
just found this post aunt sally. brilliant. i will be busy for a while now  :lol:  i have been searching for plans to build a wooden ladybird / bumblebee house, if anyone has anything like it ?

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« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2007, 10:09 »
Great site AS!

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« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2008, 18:26 »
eeeeee lass have just read your "handy farm devices & how to make them" brings back appy memores  bless you lass

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« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2009, 17:11 »
Thanks Aunt Sally,these projects should keep us busy when the weather picks up a bit(4 inches of snow at the mo!)

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Re: Useful Design and Construction Links
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2009, 22:45 »
I have decided to, and begun to, build my own greenhouse.
It will be a lean to and face SSW
I thought French windows rather than an aluminium sliding door.
and all perspex/acrylic for the glazing.
and seeing as it is a lean to,( Against my workshop)  a twin power socket, and a car CD/radio built into the wall.
So Joni Mitchell, Radio 4, Question Time and Just a Minute, interspersed with Pink Floyd
and bouts of the deep luxury velvet silence that you can never get in a lot of places...But you can here.
Apart from the chickens that is.
I could even have "proper" lighting as well.So I shall.
I doubt if I will use an electric propagator
I will fashion a gutter across the front and from it a downpipe leading inside that empties into a water butt that has an overflow that drains in the gravel bed outside.
There are good arguments for a strong chain across the highest point at the back, so  baskets can be hung to plant and to bring on,
A grapevine right in the middle of the back wall,, and make the floor to suit it. slabs or gravel or duckboards or whatever it turns out to be.
and coldframes built in across the front, along either side of the doors, that can be planted and harvested from inside as easily as out.
I will let you know how it goes *


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Re: Useful Design and Construction Links
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2009, 22:47 »
Another here that some people might like http://www.freewoodworkingplan.com/
Andy
Founder of Hayden Road Allotmenteers

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Re: Useful Design and Construction Links
« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2009, 19:27 »
just found this post aunt sally. brilliant. i will be busy for a while now  :lol:  i have been searching for plans to build a wooden ladybird / bumblebee house, if anyone has anything like it ?
a lady bird or a bumble bee house is real simple to make or you could buy one but thers more satisfaction in making one just look at some photos of them you could make one just from looking at them its real easy i have a couple 

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Re: Useful Design and Construction Links
« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2009, 23:36 »
just found this post aunt sally. brilliant. i will be busy for a while now  :lol:  i have been searching for plans to build a wooden ladybird / bumblebee house, if anyone has anything like it ?

No drawings, just the local woodyard's offcut box and old brush shafts! ::)
All I need now is an allotment! :mad:


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Re: Useful Design and Construction Links
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2011, 10:09 »
Thank you for the links - some great inspiration!
"If a man fails to plan, he plans to fail"

Alastair-I

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Re: Useful Design and Construction Links
« Reply #10 on: February 18, 2012, 14:17 »
Google Sketchup - brilliant for designing/planning your next project, or for sharing your designs/ideas.

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Re: Useful Design and Construction Links
« Reply #11 on: December 13, 2013, 18:55 »
I am thinking about buying this plan:
cabin and shed plans
cabin sally

Does anyone have any experience?

boddy

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Re: Useful Design and Construction Links
« Reply #12 on: March 28, 2015, 22:27 »
I came across this site - American I think - it has free plans for greenhouse/polytunnel, cold frame and poultry pens and tells you exactly what you need to make them .

http://www.pvcplans.com/

Talking of cold frames, I came across a picture/article - can't remember where - an old divan base had been stripped down to the frame and covered with pvc - instant cold fame. I might try it with an old but modern (cheap) sofa I have in the shed.
« Last Edit: March 28, 2015, 22:28 by boddy »
My favourite weed is a raspberry ;)

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Re: Useful Design and Construction Links
« Reply #13 on: March 22, 2016, 09:37 »
I have followed you building this since last year -- it looks just fab, and for anyone with the right woodworking equipment is a really excellent project!!

I am curious about the water tanks/fish stage and hope you will continue to keep us all up to date

Well done to the tinyallotment crew!!!
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