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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 4:23 pm    Post subject: starting a new garden Reply with quote

after all the daydreaming about it i finally got stuck in, first thing was to get the grass cut and then clear away the hay(a lot of work with a pike) next thing was to get the ground ploughed and harrowed, 11 different types of apple trees went in next(from seedsavers), then the real work began putting up the polytunnel the hardest part was getting everything square and level followed by digging in the anchor plates which had to go down 70cm but under my lovely stone free topsoil the subsoil is hardpacked stoney clay a nightmare to dig,the hoops were easy as were the base rails and side rail,i had a week of beautifull weather and i nearly got it finished but its been nothing but wind and rain since then and trying to organise help for the cover and get it on a calm dry day is going to be hard.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 4:26 pm    Post subject: almost there Reply with quote

almost there


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks really amazing heno...there's nothing more satisfying than seeing a new garden taking shape. You've already achieved a huge amount....and what a wonderful poly-tunnel you'll have when it's all finished. I think you will end up with your own little piece of paradise there, good luck with it.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 12:38 pm    Post subject: tunnel Reply with quote

Wow!
What alot of hard work. Well done.
The polytunnel has plenty of room in it too. Looking good.

artalis Very Happy

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice bit of soil prep work before you got started heno55. So many gardeners just plonk the tunnel on to grass then worry about the soil prep later.
What size is that one?

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's looking good.

I like the way the ESB have provided a focal point in your new garden. Very Happy

Seriously, it looks good. Keep us up to date with pics of progress. We're gluttons for pics! Smile

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2010 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks all for the good wishes,the tunnel is 48x20ft and the reason why it is located under the esb wires is that the field has been planted with oak and silver birch and they had to leave a 20mtr wide strip unplanted under said wires, unfortunately the weather has prevented me from finishing it
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2011 3:10 pm    Post subject: some more pics Reply with quote

getting there


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2011 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

its finally starting to come together


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2011 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks fantastic heno....it must be a wonderful place to work when it's cold and windy.....a lovely oasis. Well done.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 1:26 pm    Post subject: staying out of the bad weather Reply with quote

the tunnel is really coming into its own now that the weather has turned nasty its a pleasure to do the weeding inside while listening to the wind and rain outside


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