Container Planting Ideas - - This galvanized old pot contains four types of heat tolerant annuals requiring full sun. I used one spike and two each of the other three types. (Dracaena Spike Grass, Calibrachea, Trailling Petunias and Trailing Verbena)
Place bulbs shoulder to shoulder across the surface of the soil, leaving no space between them. Then top off with more potting soil so the bulbs are just slightly below the surface. Water each container thoroughly, and finish with a layer of mulch.
Use an old tire to create a small backyard pond. My kids, 3 sons, have been helping with yard work and planting. They keep asking for a pond. I think this is a great DIY project to do outside with them. Looks simple.
What can you use those wood ashes into? Make lye water out of ash. You can boil spoons of ash (clean white/grey fluffy ash) with water and then filter it with a coffee filter. Lye water is a great cleaning agent and sanitizer for .
Centaurea cyanus 'Blue Boy' - Cornflower - can be bought in bunches of 50 stems - cost around max. I could put you in touch with some British flower growers - you may be able to negotiate prices yourself and want to use British grown?