3 years and....

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3 years and....

Post by jezza » Wed Jul 20, 2011 3:22 pm

I found a photo that i took of my back garden before i did anything to it. I hadn't even cut the grass! So i have just taken a photo from the exact same spot.


April 2008....
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July 2011....
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Re: 3 years and....

Post by bobbyd44 » Wed Jul 20, 2011 3:30 pm

great transformation!! icon_thumleft icon_thumleft
nice one, cheers,ta!!
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Re: 3 years and....

Post by GoggleboxUK » Wed Jul 20, 2011 3:33 pm

Are you a Timelord Jez?

I wish I could get from 98 to now in 3 years, I'd look much younger!

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Re: 3 years and....

Post by musabasjoos » Wed Jul 20, 2011 3:36 pm

I’m impressed as well, its a great transformation and if you say its 2001, I’ll go along with you too! :roll:
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Re: 3 years and....

Post by jezza » Wed Jul 20, 2011 3:38 pm

whoops my boo boo, meant 2008. I've edited it now :oops:


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Re: 3 years and....

Post by The Codfather » Wed Jul 20, 2011 3:55 pm

wow...............I hope mine looks different in 3 years.
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Re: 3 years and....

Post by GoggleboxUK » Wed Jul 20, 2011 3:57 pm

Wow, I actually thought you really did mean 98 and the title should have read 13 years.

That's a fantastic turnaround in just 3 years, everything looks incredibly well established.

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Re: 3 years and....

Post by Adam D » Wed Jul 20, 2011 4:18 pm

Much better!

That parasol cover in the first shot is bogging :P


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Re: 3 years and....

Post by The Codfather » Wed Jul 20, 2011 4:19 pm

love the parasol base.... :lol: icon_thumleft
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Re: 3 years and....

Post by jezza » Wed Jul 20, 2011 4:22 pm

Saved me a few quid, spare pot, some soil and two bricks, job done :lol:

The parasol top was given to us by the mother in law and was removed shortly after that picture was taken. The blue one has been there since.


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Re: 3 years and....

Post by Dim » Wed Jul 20, 2011 5:22 pm

well done! .... huge difference!... all money spent is an investment and will increase the value of your home

there's still a bit of space on the patio to install and build a proper wood burning Pizza oven and brick built BBQ
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Re: 3 years and....

Post by jezza » Wed Jul 20, 2011 7:30 pm

Cheers for the comments guys icon_thumright

I've deliberately left space on the patio as i have 50 people turning up here for a party in september. oh yeah bring it on icon_DJ


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Re: 3 years and....

Post by kata » Wed Jul 20, 2011 7:38 pm

I knew it would be great before I looked, and it is.

I do admire a good gardener.

Well done Jez!!

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Re: 3 years and....

Post by Jo A P » Wed Jul 20, 2011 7:56 pm

What a difference in such a short space of time! It looks great. Must say I prefer the blue umbrella as well!


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Re: 3 years and....

Post by jezza » Wed Jul 20, 2011 7:58 pm

I have recycled alot and also got quite alot from freecycle. There used to be a brick wall between me and my neighbour, it was knocked down and i reused the bricks to make that small wall on the edge of the patio. While i was digging out the beds, an email came through offering topsoil, so off i went and put half a ton in the back of a vauxhall astra estate (that car was scrapped soon after lol). That picket fence at the lower end of the garden in pic 1 was reused and is now at the top of my front garden. The gate now sits in the arch in the middle of the back garden. Nothing goes to waste here and it's how i keep costs down.


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