Spring is Sprung - Check Out the Garden!

We are barely a week into spring after supposedly the mildest winter on record. (Tell that to people who live in the mountains - ha ha - blooming freezing!). Spring has taken us all by surprise as the temperatures have been more like summer. Time to put the garden furniture out! The bulbs are blooming and we have some lovely daffs in the garden too!
spring is sprung check out the garden, flowers, gardening, Front flower bed with native violets and verbena In the red pot is mint Red chairs were an ebay find I painted them
Front flower bed with native violets and verbena. In the red pot is mint. Red chairs were an ebay find, I painted them.
spring is sprung check out the garden, flowers, gardening, Back yard The daffodils are up cannot recall what variety they are though
Back yard -The daffodils are up - cannot recall what variety they are though.
spring is sprung check out the garden, flowers, gardening, The table is a glazed pot with a zen like garden in sand and glass top on bumpers Bench was another ebay find which I painted
The 'table' is a glazed pot with a zen like garden in sand and glass top on bumpers. Bench was another ebay find which I painted.
spring is sprung check out the garden, flowers, gardening, More daffs
More daffs

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  • Marianne Marianne on Dec 14, 2013
    I am looking for garden edging like yours -- just wood. What is the type of wood you used for yours? You garden is great and the chairs are wonderful.
    • Carole Carole on Dec 14, 2013
      @Marianne Thanks Marianne for the compliments. The edging was here when we moved in and as far as I can see, it is just H4 treated pine. You have to ensure if using wood for garden edging that it is level H4 treated pine which means it is treated against termites. There are lower standards which have a lower H rating. Better still if you also use a protective stain on it - better to paint it on and do a few coats before using the timber as it is harder to paint once secured in place. H4 is for termite protection so that it can be used outside the home and in or on the ground, but without a protective stain such as you would use for a wooden fence, it is still vulnerable to bad weather. We have noted that some of ours has curled up where it was not firmly anchored at each end. If the wood is poor quality it can and does bend and warp quite badly. I hope this helps.
  • Marianne Marianne on Dec 14, 2013
    Helps a lot Carole. Thank you, I can now feel confident going to the lumberyard now that I know what I am looking for. The stain is a definite. I just can't stand the plastic that doesn't seem to have the flexibility I need and prefer the wood anyway even if I need to replace every few years. THANKS>
    • Carole Carole on Dec 14, 2013
      @Marianne There is another edging you can use that is wood. It is on a roll (I think it is wired together somehow) and uses wood that is in a short vertical pieces. I am guessing the height would be about the same height as a wooden plank laid on its edge as in my photos.. If you have curves in your garden beds, it may work better than the straight planks of wood. You could follow the curves better using this stuff. I would check out the hardware section before going to the lumber section to see if they stock it. Again, this is something you could give a protective coat of stain to before placing it in position. This stuff won't warp or bend either.
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