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Sue Deacon
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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2018 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jim - I made a 'stone' basin myself ...... lets just say - the ceramic bowl looks better. Laughing Laughing Can't win 'em all.
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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2018 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is the one i made sue, its hypertufa handy enough to make. The spout was the fattest bamboo i could find with fishtank air line feed through it and a small pump attached


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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2018 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm impressed! That looks great. I like the bamboo table too. Did you make that?

Just a nice trickle of water, very relaxing. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2018 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The table is very simple. Just 2"2" frame and a pack of bamboo screw to the top. Drill the bamboo first to stop it spliting. I got the hand rail i was building finished most of the material was scrap the steps are samples. I think the whole thing cost me about 30 euro. I need to get some gravel for around the stepping stones


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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2018 3:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got a good look at the site sue mentioned buildajapanesegarden.com on friday night. I had a look at the kaliwatu lanterns and thought i could try that. So on saturday I collected stones and built this it only took about 2 hours.I stuck the stone with a half tube on high grip silicon that I had lying around and grouted the joints with a trowl full of portland cement.I gave it a quick oil up this morning when everything was dry. I think its a bit more stonehenge than japanese but not bad for a first try. It's 2 feet tall I'm gonna keep an eye out for more stone to see if i can build a bigger one


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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2018 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Crikey, not half bad for two hours work! Nice stone. I really wanted a stone basin, but I could not justify the silly price they wanted. I think my stone(ware) one looks good, so that's alright.

Dave has priced up outdoor electrics for the lamp, so that is next. We have a supply in the Tea House - he knew I'd want more than one plug. Laughing

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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2018 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

About 2 years ago argos sold off outdoor socket boxes @ 10er. You got a waterproof box and 10 mts cable. Each box has 4 sockets. There was 7 in my local store so i bought them all and daisy chained them all the way around my garden. Argos get them in at christmas and sell them off in the clearence sale in january. All i have on them are low voltage lights and small electric pumps so connecting into a standard wall socket is no problem. The stone comes from the beach at arklow rock quarry its all the one colour and there is literally thousands of tons of it
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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2018 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Couple of vids on utube how to make stone basin. A 4" grinder a diamond tiped blade ( 3 for 7 euro german supermarkets ) and a bit of time you could end up withsomthing nice.
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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Picked my first strawberry out of the polytunnel. It was scrummy.
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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2018 10:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lots of weeding and then sat out till it got dark


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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2018 10:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice photos! I take it there were no midges. Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What did I do today? - I finally stopped fannying around and decided to replace the old shed!

It was pretty much on it's last legs when we moved here and despite my attempts at repair, has been on the verge of collapse for some years. See photos of the last time I tried to fix the rotten bits.

The problem was that I wanted a pent roofed shed with a door on the end wall - not the side. Dave said he would build one, but in spite of a drawn-up plan and costings, it never got any further.

Yesterday Dave was online and he said 'how big was that shed you wanted?' '10'x6'. 'Thought so, how about this'. He'd had an email from Screwfix, a new item, a 10'x6' pent roofed shed with a door in the end wall. Yes, sure, we could make one for less than that (just), but lets face it, neither of us is up to major construction work anymore.

So, I must take a deep breath and raid my piggy bank!



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Dam cats get everywhere, any good cat hating terriers up there in Nordie land?
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tried not to use slug pellets but gave up and used them last tuesday. About 20 dead bodies over the few days. I cleaned up everything today here's a few pics the hostas have a bit of damage but when you see them in force i have to say they look great.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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