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by jetsetwilly
Thu Dec 12, 2013 10:53 am
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: New member - New garden!
Replies: 80
Views: 6274

Re: New member - New garden!

Thank you all for your kind comments and yes I am relieved to have it finished before the snow and ice and I cant wait for the spring! I intend to fit a irrigation system next year and have 60mm conduit throughout the garden running under the paths to allow for the irrigation pipes and electric feed...
by jetsetwilly
Wed Dec 11, 2013 11:03 am
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: New member - New garden!
Replies: 80
Views: 6274

Re: New member - New garden!

Youtube video is a good idea as it will show the garden from all angles - let me work on that!
by jetsetwilly
Wed Dec 11, 2013 11:00 am
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: New member - New garden!
Replies: 80
Views: 6274

Re: New member - New garden!

Sorry for delay in getting completion photos up. Note hosepipe! Waiting for some rain now. Dicksonias are wrapped in frost fleece. Im watering the tops of them every few days, is that OK? Dont want them drying out but dont want them freezing either. I guess I will stop when it gets sub zero.
by jetsetwilly
Fri Nov 29, 2013 11:07 am
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: New member - New garden!
Replies: 80
Views: 6274

Re: New member - New garden!

Thanks for the comments. Today is the final day the guys are on-site and Im meeting with the designer later for a walk-through. I have considered the fencing and I really like the horizontal strip effect, especially in contempary gardens so may consider that before the foliage gets too intrusive. It...
by jetsetwilly
Thu Nov 28, 2013 11:00 am
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: New member - New garden!
Replies: 80
Views: 6274

Re: New member - New garden!

PLANTS! Had a delivery of plants yesterday. Some are leafless pots and some look a bit more glamorous. The two Dicksonia A's are lying on the ground. Turns out they are unpotted which surprised me as I paid the landscapers alot for delivery :? I could have got a better deal elsewhere using some of t...
by jetsetwilly
Fri Nov 22, 2013 11:47 am
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: New member - New garden!
Replies: 80
Views: 6274

Re: New member - New garden!

View this morning...
by jetsetwilly
Wed Nov 20, 2013 3:05 pm
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: New member - New garden!
Replies: 80
Views: 6274

Re: New member - New garden!

Hoping to be complete and planted up by the end of the month weather permitting. The landscapers are unsure about the turf as this will be one of the last jobs. If we have a freeze or snow it will get left until spring.
by jetsetwilly
Tue Nov 19, 2013 9:52 am
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: New member - New garden!
Replies: 80
Views: 6274

Re: New member - New garden!

Thank Deedee, cant wait till the plants go in and to see them starting to establish in the new year.

This weeks progress -
Framing for the block paving is complete, digger has now left site, some areas of paving are complete and pointed (note covering to prevent frost damage).
by jetsetwilly
Wed Nov 13, 2013 12:37 pm
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: New member - New garden!
Replies: 80
Views: 6274

Re: New member - New garden!

Thanks Rob, yes it looks great close up. Its Indian sandstone and is full of texture and the odd plant fossil. Same price as the imitation stuff apparently so I was happy to use it.
by jetsetwilly
Tue Nov 12, 2013 10:59 am
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: New member - New garden!
Replies: 80
Views: 6274

Re: New member - New garden!

Photo update - patio has started! Due to the recent rain the chaps have been forced to retreat into their pickup but a break in the weather over the next few days should see some good progress. They have started in the grass-roofed hut area. This will be cut to a circle to match the footings laid be...
by jetsetwilly
Tue Nov 12, 2013 10:56 am
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: New member - New garden!
Replies: 80
Views: 6274

Re: New member - New garden!

Thanks Dave, might take you up on that. The landscapers will be leaving mine bound to prevent spread, however I may use it in other areas. I will let you know. Im not sure how much coverage the listed plants will cover until they arive. Im hoping there arent many bare areas although of course I must...
by jetsetwilly
Wed Nov 06, 2013 11:02 am
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: Gloucester calling...
Replies: 14
Views: 1310

Re: Gloucester calling...

Hi Rich, Its encouraging to see your garden has a healthy supply of tropicals in there, as you are only a few miles down the road from me. As my garden is still in the construction stage I have no idea what will do well and what will struggle. Do you intend to protect the stems of the musas? What me...
by jetsetwilly
Tue Nov 05, 2013 10:03 am
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: New member - New garden!
Replies: 80
Views: 6274

Re: New member - New garden!

What preservative have they used on the sleepers?
Kris, the preservative is a damp proofer and water proofer from a builders merchant. They have used it on all the inside surfaces of the sleepers to prevent water ingress.
by jetsetwilly
Tue Nov 05, 2013 10:00 am
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: New member - New garden!
Replies: 80
Views: 6274

Re: New member - New garden!

Latest progress from this morning... The HUGE raised bed has now been completed and needs to be filled with soil. The guys are getting some soil conditioner in to mix with the heavy clay they have recovered from the dig. I am awaiting a parcel from China with LEDs to set into the sleepers to illumin...
by jetsetwilly
Thu Oct 31, 2013 11:17 am
Forum: New Members Introduce yourself here ;-) (public)
Topic: New member - New garden!
Replies: 80
Views: 6274

Re: New member - New garden!

Hi Rob, I know what you are going to say, if the fence posts are wood they are going to rot out and be a pig to replace. Yes, they are wood although I can still access from the neighbours garden on the one side and get between the hedge and the fence on the other, when the job needs doing. If that w...