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Coddy's Blog - Some pics as promised....first ever video

Post by The Codfather » Thu Feb 03, 2011 7:39 pm

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Re: Some pics as promised....

Post by Adam D » Thu Feb 03, 2011 7:41 pm

Decent sized garden to work with mate.

Your missus is quite fit as well :P


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Re: Some pics as promised....

Post by Tropical Bob » Thu Feb 03, 2011 8:19 pm

Nice pics! Tis a good sized garden too! whats that being built, a patio or extension?


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Re: Some pics as promised....

Post by The Codfather » Thu Feb 03, 2011 8:45 pm

Patio......
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Post by Tropical Bob » Thu Feb 03, 2011 11:01 pm

What are your plans for that big tree stump at the bottom of the garden :D


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Re: Some pics as promised....

Post by The Codfather » Fri Feb 04, 2011 8:17 am

Its gone.............what a pig.
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Post by RogerBacardy » Fri Feb 04, 2011 9:48 am

Cheers for the pics. You look exactly how I thought you would somehow. I knew you worked in I.T. But I knew you wouldn't look like a nerd!

See you've been busy in the garden since you moved, with the tree stump gone and no doubt replacing the fencing at the bottom. Nice to see that you're also thinking of your girls with the trampoline and the swing. icon_thumleft

Have you demolished a patio to replace it, or was there an old lean-to conservatory there? If you're making a patio at that height you'll need a mountain of hardcore and sand. I did something similar at my old garden. 2 tonnes of sand & probably more than that in hardcore to make an elevated patio, whilst keeping an eye on the DPC of the house.


I think the landscaping is the most important thing in a garden. Plants will come and go (especially tender ones!), but if get your patio, lawn, fences and steps right to begin with, you won't go far wrong.

Cheers for the pics!


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Post by The Codfather » Fri Feb 04, 2011 12:05 pm

The patio is actually finished nearly.....there was a patio there but only small, so I have made it bigger 50m2.....put in a new foundation for the supporting wall and it took 25 tonne of road plain chippings (by wheel barrow.....) I have a pics of the pile on a old mobile phone.....I will get a copy.

What do yo mean I am nt a neard !! :twisted:

I am making a play area at the bottom filled with bark chippings and its down there I want to plant the bamboo's & Big Grasses as the want it like being in a jungle when playing.
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Post by RogerBacardy » Fri Feb 04, 2011 12:26 pm

Sounds great!

Really good that you're making the large patio area which would be brilliant for entertaining, and the play area for your girls at the bottom. By putting the softer bamboo and grasses by the play area, it shows that you're giving it all thought! Of course, would also screen off the view of the car park and make it feel safe and enclosed for your girls.

Seriously, good work. I'm impressed. By the time it's finished it'll be a great space for you and your family and just think how good it will look in the summer once you then get all your tender stuff out there.

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Post by The Codfather » Fri Feb 04, 2011 1:15 pm

Thanks…….its actually an infant school out the back of us, its where my little one goes….its great the Mrs watches her out the back playing and sneaks her & her friends treats at playtime. The school closes at 3pm so its so tranquil for when I get home as there is no noise and no one to over look us on an evening or weekend.
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Post by RogerBacardy » Fri Feb 04, 2011 1:20 pm

Even better, how nice is that! :)

There's a primary school at the bottom of our garden too. Great to hear the kids run out at lunchtime, but like you say, it's peaceful at evenings, weekends and in the holidays. You just have to make sure you have a top on if you look out the back window!


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Re: Some pics as promised....

Post by jezza » Fri Feb 04, 2011 6:01 pm

I give you 50 pounds for your wife 8)


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Post by Nick » Fri Feb 04, 2011 6:11 pm

Codfarther, it's a lovey size garden you've got there, 25tons of road chippings, I bet your back is sore after that lot.good on you.so whats with the wedding photo's mate :lol: what sort of grasses are you thinking off growing, as I am on the look out for some really tall fast growing ones :lol:




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Re: Some pics as promised....

Post by The Codfather » Fri Feb 04, 2011 6:57 pm

Jezza, she would eat you alive..........but I may swap gor a good sixe Trachycarpus. They pics were already on photobucket....so I thought I would share.....incase you thought I was making it all up in the past :lol:
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Re: Some pics as promised....

Post by The Codfather » Fri Feb 04, 2011 7:03 pm

right behind the garage against the fence you can see the running grass\bamboo stuff............
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