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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2015 7:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for that guys. Smile
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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2015 7:36 am    Post subject: sue Reply with quote

hi sue ,looking forward to seen the photo of your project, jack
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PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2015 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Pond digger, not much to see yet.

I took these today. I think you will need a good imagination to see any promise here. Laughing

The first one looks down the garden towards the tea house (hut!) The pots in the foreground are where the rocks will be and the stream is marked out by a curve of plastic and some bits of butyl.

In the second picture, the hose marks the edge of the pond and my OH can be seen taking a break from cutting the grass!

Long way to go....



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PostPosted: Fri May 08, 2015 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi lovely setting for pond and stream, keep photos coming jack.
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PostPosted: Fri May 08, 2015 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One of the great things about being a gardener is being able to look on a space and envision it's future. Keep up the good work!
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PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2015 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been busy the last couple of days (gardening for other people and a hospital appointment - There's life in the old girl yet) so I have not had the time to post any updates.

I was having a sort out the other day and came across a length of butyl that I had totally forgotten about! It should be enough to make the stream for my new garden. That's one less thing to buy - oh happy day!

You would not believe it, after all the rain we've had lately, but today I had to water some of the shrubs in this garden. One acer was very dry, I hope it will be OK.

It's crazy, we are on a bog for goodness sake. But no matter how much rain we get. 2-3 days of sun reduces much of the garden to desert. Rolling Eyes It's the combination of good drainage ditches and dozens of large, thirsty trees.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2015 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In the last couple of days we have been clearing the site for the new garden and preparing the ground for a path around the new veg beds (no more squelching around in bog).

Last night I ordered pond liner and underlay, a pump and all the pipework and a filter. This morning I ordered sand/cement, stone and chips and dust. I feel quite light-headed at the money I have spent! But it is all coming together.

Tomorrow Luke is bringing his trailer to shift the mountain of Cxxp he cleared today. I can't believe how much better the garden looks already.

OH is now in 'build mode' (there's no contact with him, I could say anything and it would be met with 'Mmmm, yes, no, what?') When I got like that at work, one of the guys would say ' 'a up, Sue's having a Condor moment'. Does anyone remember that Ad? Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2015 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I seem to recall you having found some butyl liner in the back end of a shed that you were delighted with or am I mixing you up with someone else? Presuming it wasn't enough anyway.
Be afraid lads, Sue is going into Mrs Robinson mode again tomorrow!
And yes I do vaguely remember those condor ads, hamlet had something similar I think.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2015 7:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, I did find some butyl - enough to do the stream only. Smile

As for Mrs Robinson, the only thing I have in common with that lady is that we are female - there the similarity ends!
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2015 8:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So Luke is safe for the day then??? All those rippled muscles and beads of sweat running over his tanned abs.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2015 9:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2015 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Latest photo's of my 'Japanese' garden.

The ground is so soft and crumbly (and full of old tree roots) that OH decided to line the pond with kerb stones.

We made a concrete base for the enormous spill stone to sit on.

A test run - thank God for 'duck' tape. A few strategically placed stones and liberal squirts of black foam and it is looking much better.



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2015 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fingers crossed this should be a video of the first test run of the stream, as supervised by Purdy.

http://s172.photobucket.com/user/willowmead27/media/001_zpsrjfsdfkf.mp4.html
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2015 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought cats didn't like water.
Couldn't understand one word of the nordie talk. Subtitles please.

PS. Well done, a dream come true.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2015 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Purdy. Now there's a blast from the past. God Bless the 'Avengers' and long leather boots!
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