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WeeWars04 Jun 2015 11:35 a.m. PST

Start with a brick floor and a couple of work tables. It's not exactly spotless under those tables.


Add a few seed trays. And a garden sieve.


Place something akin to an ornamental cheese plant in a terracotta pot on the brick floor.


The undergrowth tends to attract the most unsavoury types.


Now all that's needed is a Victorian greenhouse.


The door hasn't seen much gentle use. Leave it open to let some air in.


Add some clutter in the form of a couple of boxes.


Put one box in a cold frame. The flowers must be tender plants – to use what is, in all probability, a horticultural term. Prop the lid open with a stick. They're tender but they still need air.


After all this horticultural exertion a garden bench is a must for a much needed break.


There's that suspicious character again. He's enough to put you off taking tea in the garden.


The greenhouse in situ.


In situ in the garden.


The garden sieve has been carelessly left lying around.


And the gardener has neglected some necessary weeding chores.


Or perhaps he's been scared off by that dangerous looking chap with the gun.


Mute Bystander04 Jun 2015 11:50 a.m. PST

Not my scale/size but very nice. Good work.

morrigan04 Jun 2015 11:58 a.m. PST

That looks terrific. Wonderful attention to detail.

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian04 Jun 2015 12:00 p.m. PST

bravo! thumbs up

mashrewba04 Jun 2015 12:13 p.m. PST

For all the people who used to play with Britains Floral Garden stuff.


Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP04 Jun 2015 12:57 p.m. PST

Excellently done, sirrah!


andysyk04 Jun 2015 1:56 p.m. PST

Bloody marvellous !

argsilverson04 Jun 2015 2:32 p.m. PST

Superb, bravo!

kallman04 Jun 2015 2:39 p.m. PST

Sublime! thumbs up

Alan Lauder04 Jun 2015 3:54 p.m. PST

Excellent – just need a few bizzarre plants brought back from Andean adventures in the glasshouse, and you're in business. Seriously, though, your work is magnificent!.

jpattern204 Jun 2015 4:34 p.m. PST


magokiron04 Jun 2015 5:11 p.m. PST

Top work!

Thanks for sharing.

Doug em4miniatures05 Jun 2015 2:00 a.m. PST

Beautiful work – well done. Show us some more.


WeeWars05 Jun 2015 2:38 a.m. PST

just need a few bizarre plants brought back from Andean adventures in the glasshouse

The gardener says the cheese plant is a Monstera deliciosa from Panama. However, the local constabulary are somewhat suspicious of the plants he's growing in the greenhouse.

Blutarski05 Jun 2015 2:51 a.m. PST

This has all the visual earmarks of an interesting start to a Sherlock Holmes adventure in 28mm. Don't leave us hanging!

Great work.


WeeWars05 Jun 2015 2:59 a.m. PST

We deny any knowledge of what the gardener's been burying at the bottom of the garden.

capncarp05 Jun 2015 10:27 a.m. PST

I don't care _what_ he's burying--the tomatoes have never been bigger!

Lion in the Stars05 Jun 2015 4:43 p.m. PST

Beautiful work!

I don't care _what_ he's burying--the tomatoes have never been bigger!
Yeah, but once the tomatoes reach ~400lbs, they seem to turn carnivorous! evil grin

mashrewba06 Jun 2015 4:07 a.m. PST

The return of the Giant Hogweed…

Syr Hobbs Wargames Sponsoring Member of TMP06 Jun 2015 6:18 a.m. PST

Outstanding and inspiring.


Andy ONeill06 Jun 2015 7:07 a.m. PST

Very nice.
Isn't that how the carnivorous plant got to be 400Lbs?

Durando06 Jun 2015 11:02 p.m. PST

What happened to my tomato plants, cried the errant gardener……meee thinks it might have been the phanton rasberry blower of old London

J Womack 9408 Jun 2015 8:34 p.m. PST

I know where you might be able to locate a Tree of Death, somewhere in the suburbia of Indiana.

capncarp09 Jun 2015 4:14 p.m. PST

"Feed me, Seymour…FEED ME NOW!!!"

TheBeast Supporting Member of TMP10 Jun 2015 10:39 a.m. PST

I just kept scrolling down, 'Yes.' 'Yes.' 'OH, yes.'

Of course, ANY garden worth its salt now has Venerian Stench Suckers, given that fashion has declared Martian Flame Grass SO passé.


Pontius12 Jun 2015 2:48 a.m. PST

Oh dear! I foresee a skirmish action between the armed shady character and the Flowerpot Men! No-one must touch their weed.

WeeWars19 Jun 2015 4:05 a.m. PST

The gardener has been extending the vegetable plot. He's always complaining about his aged knees. There's nothing he likes more than raised beds for managing his vegetables.

To begin, a base for the vegetable plot.


And bases for the vegetable beds.


Eight pieces of lollipop stick were cut.


After some light sanding of the waxed surfaces, liquid shoe polish made a good job of highlighting the wood grain of the sticks and weathering them. After that, the ends were marked with a sharp point to represent nail holes.


Eight pieces of matchstick were cut and glued into the holes in the main base. At the same time, the bed bases were glued to the main base, giving further support to the matchsticks at their corners.

The lollipop sticks were glued around the beds, making sure the nail holes were lined up with the matchstick uprights.


Wires were glued into the holes in one of the bed bases and a trellis structure was formed that supported a run of very thin wires.

A thin layer of filler mixed with glue was smeared in the area between the beds and cut-out bricks lightly pressed into the paste, and then the rest of the ground was covered with paste and filler – almost giving the appearance of the garden as it looks in winter.


Cabbages grow so slowly. Paper craft roses were painted and planted instead, producing a healthy cabbage patch.


And paint and flock did much to bring the rest of the garden to life.


TheBeast Supporting Member of TMP19 Jun 2015 6:50 a.m. PST

Paper craft roses were painted and planted instead, producing a healthy cabbage patch.

All so thrilling, and I focus on that as brilliant. ;->=


M C MonkeyDew09 Sep 2015 7:09 a.m. PST

That is brilliant! I realize others have already said that but it just *is*.

Well done!


TamsinP09 Sep 2015 8:43 a.m. PST

Hmmm, think I saw one of these lurking amongst the azaleas:


Sir Mumsy09 Sep 2015 9:13 a.m. PST

WeeWars, well done! I really like your paper craft rose and trellis idea. Thank you for sharing.

J Womack 9414 Sep 2015 3:35 p.m. PST

TheBEast: I was guilty of that as well. The roses for cabbages swap is absolutely brilliant. Guess I know what I need to get next time I pass by the craft shop.

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