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PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2014 6:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Doh!...ok. Actually there is a pick axe here somewhere. Once i dig That out i'll let you know how i get on with it Smile thanks again. I must say im surprised how resigned you all are to the rubbly leftovers. Here i was thinking we'd been the victims of especially feckless builders!
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2014 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, no! It's to be expected. Builders go by the maxim "what the eye doesn't see, the heart won't grieve over."
In the course of developing three garden in new houses, over the years, I have dug up: concrete blocks, whole and in bits; bricks, ditto; sheets of plastic DPC; lengths of timber; roof tiles; crisp bags; half a sink; roofing felt; lumps of leftover concrete and mortar; buckets....... The worst ever was blasting wire left behind in the ground - it's like a heavy net made of steel, used to prevent debris being scattered around when blasting rock. I just left it there as it was impossible to disentangle. It would rust away eventually.
Maybe we should make "What I've dug up" the subject of a new thread!
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2014 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good guy wrote:
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Maybe we should make "What I've dug up" the subject of a new thread!


I stand corrected but I think "Inishowen" had just that sometime ago...my surprise find was a new Wheelbarrow complete with a bag of Concrete which I dug up while digging the Garden of our 1st House back in the early 70's...
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2014 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll correct myself...it was Inishindie from Inishowen on the 22nd of Sept' 2012...
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2014 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Before my time then. But maybe "What I've dug up" is a perennial!
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2014 8:47 pm    Post subject: Autumn beckons Reply with quote

Left to my own devices on Friday while my wife was getting a hair-do, I naturally gravitated in the direction of the nearest purveyor of plants, which turned out to be Homebase. There I found this little lovely. She's an ornamental sage, Salvia microphylla 'Hot Lips' - a very appropriate name. So I took her home and installed her in the herb bed, opposite the kitchen window where, as you can see, she is adding some great colour. Well worth 8.
I'm also posting a picture I took this morning from an upstairs window (I call it 'The Belvedere' since my visit to French gardens last year!). Things are taking on autumn tones and the Malus 'Golden Hornet' is beginning to lose leaves. I love the acid yellow of the Knifofia and the scarlet Schizostylis. The leaves of the Witch Hazel are starting to do their stuff, too and the sedums are colouring up.



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2014 10:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now now, we are not all feckless builders. I took pride in my work and strived to leave a place as I would like to find it. Sometimes much against my employers wishes, but once they were gone I did things my own way.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2014 10:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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This boy can really sing http://youtu.be/Dgv78D2duBE


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2014 8:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haha wheelbarrow for the win!
Serious lawn envy here GG. Did you rotovate that originally? Is that what makes it so even?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2014 8:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tagwex :
1 - I live on a hill, with views of town, in a suburban estate.
2 - Unless I restrict myself to close-ups, I am likely to include scenes beyond my property.
3 - I've no intention of advertising my impending absences, thereby encouraging burglars.
4 - If people with nothing better to do want to amuse themselves by triangulating off features so as to discover where I live, so what?
5 - As they say "Little amuses the innocent, even less........"
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2014 8:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mz G, it's not a bit even! The part of the lawn you see in the foreground and disappearing behind the fennel is some of what was here when I bought the house. It is quite uneven in places, full of moss, white clover and buttercups, together with other lawn weeds. That on the left of the photo, going down towards the pond, is mostly made by me. I did rotovate that, took out loads of stone, added grit and manure and spent ages grading it before laying turf and I'm pleased with it. All that was about 15 years ago. Now it, too has lots of buttercups, daisies, clover etc, but I like the flowers. I just wish I'd done the whole thing, when I did it, as I'm unlikely to tackle it now.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2014 8:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dam you beat me to it by a few minutes, logged on to delete that comment before you could see it after thinking better of it. Apologies, came home that time after being in the pub since the hurling final so it was the drink talking!
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This boy can really sing http://youtu.be/Dgv78D2duBE
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2014 8:43 am    Post subject: Borrowed view Reply with quote

Here is another photo, this time including a "borrowed view" of St Eunan's cathedral. It was taken a couple of weeks ago, as the colours began to move towards the autumnal. The tree to the left is Acer griseum - yet to change colour and the dark shape beneath it is a very dark holly which I'm going to topiarise into a smaller, bun shape.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2014 12:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Apology accepted, Tagwex.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2014 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good man.
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This boy can really sing http://youtu.be/Dgv78D2duBE
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