New member - New garden!

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Post by Steph » Fri Nov 01, 2013 10:08 pm

Wood fence posts aren't such a bad idea.
Over 33 years we inherited wood, they rotted, we gradually replaced them all with concrete.
The panels have been replaced as needed but now, between ivy stems & ground movement the posts have just been changed again. Those 6 x 6 panels used to fit perfectly.


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Post by jetsetwilly » Tue Nov 05, 2013 10:00 am

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 illuminate the path between the bed and the lawn.
On the other side the edges of the patio area have been set with blockwork.
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Post by jetsetwilly » Tue Nov 05, 2013 10:03 am

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.
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Post by Yorkshire Kris » Tue Nov 05, 2013 4:53 pm

jetsetwilly wrote:
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.
Thank you. I must look into this as I am using lots of sleepers in my garden.


The progress is great! Just what you hope I guess when you get the professionals in!


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Post by fern Rob » Tue Nov 05, 2013 10:38 pm

Your gardens coming along well.
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Post by DAVIDEVANS » Mon Nov 11, 2013 11:46 pm

I'm just down the road in Tewkesbury and can give you a small pot of Phyllostachys Nigra. Am planning on thinning my clump out over winter, same for Aurea.
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Post by jetsetwilly » Tue Nov 12, 2013 10:56 am

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 allow for maturity and spread of all the plants.
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Post by jetsetwilly » Tue Nov 12, 2013 10:59 am

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 beneath.
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Re: New member - New garden!

Post by fern Rob » Tue Nov 12, 2013 11:04 pm

I like the stone .
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Post by jetsetwilly » Wed Nov 13, 2013 12:37 pm

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.
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Post by fern Rob » Thu Nov 14, 2013 10:34 am

I have indian stone in my garden. I found out a little fact about the fossils in the indian stone, they are not actually fossils yet they are just oil deposits that have not fossilised yet. Just thought it was interesting.
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Re: New member - New garden!

Post by Deedee » Thu Nov 14, 2013 6:06 pm

Love the stone, Your garden is going to look amazing Jetset, looking forward to see'ing it next spring..


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Post by jetsetwilly » Tue Nov 19, 2013 9:52 am

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).
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Framing for block paving in place. Note small bed next to house
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Re: New member - New garden!

Post by allangreenbean » Tue Nov 19, 2013 12:27 pm

Great updates, looking forward to seeing how the garden progresses.

Are you planning on doing any planting this winter/through the winter?


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Post by fern Rob » Tue Nov 19, 2013 12:58 pm

Coming along well.
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