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murach
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 11:23 pm    Post subject: starting from scratch! Reply with quote

Hi all, I've got an excavator in my site preparing the drive and foundations for my future home, It's going to be free for the evenings for the next week and i'm wondering if anyone has any suggestions on what i should use it for while it's available.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 6:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If your garden's flat, then uneven it by making little hillocks and banks for interest.

Dig out foundations for a garage? substantial workshop? pond?

Make a dry stream bed wending it's way across your garden. The more you think about it, the more ideas you'll get.

Now's your chance to do something really creative. Go for it!

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 8:44 am    Post subject: garden from scratch Reply with quote

h i murach, any photos ,great options,from ks Very Happy ponddigger Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 8:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

any idea what the water table is like in your area?
i.e. could you dig a pond which would fill by itself?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

some fantastic ideas from KS there, I'm planning to redo my entire garden next year, might have to steal some of those suggestions.

how big is the area out of interest?
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