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PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2014 10:47 am    Post subject: Chainsaw carvings and garden bed beds Reply with quote

My garden is like a forest walk with secret lawns, ponds and dry stone walls, to make it even more interesting I have been making carvings with the chainsaw of animals and am trying to save for a specialist carving bar and chain for my saw.

Another feature I am about to create (After I finish clearing all the fallen trees from this winter) is to make my veg raised beds into bed beds like the picture below.

At the moment I have 4 beds like this and a raised percolation area that I grow veg on, I covered it with seaweed last December before I injured my ankle and things sort of stopped in the way of gardening, anyway its almost time for me to start planting again here and I might even invest in some more scaffold boards and put a bed out on the front lawn (not really a lawn yet) and plant flowers in it.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2014 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those are fun! They'd also make fleecing and netting easier. Cold frame cots anyone?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2014 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Puts a new meaning on flower beds!
I would have both ends the same height for netting purposes as tippben said.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2014 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

this is what you should aspire to, Kells bay gardens kerry


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2014 3:45 pm    Post subject: They are great Reply with quote

Really like the Dinosaur carving and I will have to try one like that I hadn't thought of dinosaurs.

Have a couple to show you a bear


And a croc coming out of the pond



Other bits and bobs I have to add interest are a wind vane and a mosaic I did on a tree slab.



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2014 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now that's a raised bed! Filled to the brim with growing media.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2015 8:43 pm    Post subject: Some of my carvings Reply with quote

Well it took me months to clear all my fallen trees after last winters storms and I used a few of the stumps to make carvings and garden furniture.





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PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2015 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brilliant.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2015 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Agreed. Full marks for ingenuity, especially the garden benches. Me being me, I rather imagine that by now I'd have a huge pile of logs.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2015 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brilliant work and good fun. I love the beds! But then I always did like puns.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2015 10:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Scotsman is back at last.
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