Equipment & Consumables

Wish & Shopping List 

  • tall bamboo stakes
  • pine square stakes – medium & high heights
  • another metal framed arbour
  • more bricks!!
  • wooden planks for terracing (ideally old scaffolding planks)
  • old windows in wood frames (for a make-do cold frame/glass house)
  • corrugated clear plastic roofing material (for ‘car port’ shack)


Consumables (that we have): 

  • box of garden netting
  • roll of chicken wire
  • string & twine
  • bone meal
  • slug pellets
  • liquid tomato fertiliser
  • garden vegetable bug spray (vs blackfly)
  • spritzer with soapy water – against aphids on the roses


Equipment: What We Have 

  • garden fork
  • thin garden fork
  • garden spade
  • garden rake – metal (different from leaf rake)
  • garden hoe x 2
  • long handled small garden fork (a found object and not ‘essential’ equipment)
  • plastic watering cans x 2
  • hand fork
  • hand spade – thin spade for bulb & onion planting
  • hand spade – regular sized
  • hand rake
  • 3 pronged hand weeder
  • first aid kit: bug spray, after bite, bandages, surgical tape (in plastic tub)
  • large compost box:  a big plastic square crate with top and bottom hatch for removing compost – found on site
  • plastic web netting for peas (2 sizes)
  • plastic trays & containers to hold rainwater for the birds & wildlife – with stones & sticks to aide escape for any beasties that fall into the water
  • staple gun & staples


Extravagance & Extras

  • attractive ceramic & terracotta pots planted with cyclamen, crocus, flowering bulbs
  • 2 white wooden folding chairs
  • 2 small wooden cable spools (stacked as a raised table)
  • large canvas sun parasol (found in rubbish and happily re-cycled!)
  • plastic storage trunk (holding tools, fertilisers, slug pellets, first aid kit etc.)
  • wicker hamper full of picnic equipment (& small camp stovetop)
  • wooden framed mirror with shelf (Michelob’s mother’s – happily re-homed)