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Re: Coddy's Blogg - Some pics as promised....

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Thu Sep 15, 2011 9:04 pm

Top quality. Proper professional job there Coddy.


Can't wait to see the back when thats filled out too. icon_salut icon_salut

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Re: Coddy's Blogg - Some pics as promised....

Post by The Codfather » Fri Sep 16, 2011 9:48 am

:oops: Thanks all......but for me there are more impressive established tropical garden on here that I would rather have........my problem is where to plant plants.....is that makes sense.
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Re: Coddy's Blogg - Some pics as promised....

Post by Arlon Tishmarsh » Fri Sep 16, 2011 9:53 am

The Codfather wrote::oops: ........my problem is where to plant plants......
I can help you there..............my house :lol:

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Re: Coddy's Blogg - Some pics as promised....

Post by kata » Fri Sep 16, 2011 10:14 am

.my problem is where to plant plants.....is that makes sense.
Then you have my problem Coddy. I am thinking I may stay here so I have a long stretch of lawn to my left, a short lawn by the winder, and the back lawn.

I just need to sort it like you need to.

Decide what your theme will be...take your time.

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Re: Coddy's Blogg - Some pics as promised....

Post by Trudytropics » Fri Sep 16, 2011 10:38 am

One day Coddy you too will have an "impressive established tropical garden" :D . Making an instant impact in a smaller garden is quite easy, however a bigger garden with lawn and beds to fill will take time. A garden is like a fine wine, it improves as it matures :lol:

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Re: Coddy's Blogg - Some pics as promised....

Post by The Codfather » Tue Oct 25, 2011 9:10 am

Its not finished.......but here is what I am working on in the back.......

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Post by RogerBacardy » Tue Oct 25, 2011 9:31 am

Congrats, that's truly excellent. Slightly dodgy pointy on the paving bricks, but everything else looks like Tommy Walsh could have done it. Looks really, really good. Your walls are really well done. If you lose your IT job you could be a landscape gardener. :)

IMO, well designed & built hard landscaping is the most important thing to do in a garden. Then from there you plant your back bone shrubs / trees / palms then finish with the smaller stuff.


May I just ask if those pergola cross beams were from a kit or did you cut them yourself? The reason I ask is because when I did mine I bought planks which were 5m long and they were all warped. Anyway, your pergola is much , much better than mine! I'll have to improve mine now I've seen yours and been inspired! I think the trellis work is a great idea.

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Post by Trudytropics » Tue Oct 25, 2011 9:52 am

Very nice Coddy, job well done icon_thumleft , your pergola is crying out for a lovely grape vine and some exotic climbers. Hopefully next summer when it is roasting outside you'll be able to find some shade under it :D

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Re: Coddy's Blogg - Some pics as promised....

Post by The Codfather » Tue Oct 25, 2011 9:54 am

icon_thumright I know I have to point in the front of the block paving.......but I have to raise the lawn.

Everything including the trellis was made........

If the top does start to move I will but a cross beam in to straighten it back up.

Like I said it ain't finished........
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Re: Coddy's Blogg - Some pics as promised....

Post by neil22 » Tue Oct 25, 2011 9:59 am

That looks awsome Coddy icon_thumleft , I'm a big fan of random stone work especially in tropical gardens, I think it really shows off the plants.
Spot on mate !
Will look brilliant with a few palms scattered around it icon_thumleft

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Post by RogerBacardy » Tue Oct 25, 2011 10:28 am

All hand made, eh? Inspiring stuff! I was gonna mention raising the lawn to just over the height of the edging bricks, but thought I would sound fussy. Does make it easier to mow though.

I have the same issue with my lawn, as I flattened the garden to get a lawn in, there are certain bits which have settled, and those parts of the lawn are now up to an inch lower than the paving bricks. Will have to slowly raise it up over time with scatterings of top soil and sand, not so thick to smother the grass though, so bit by bit, allowing the grass to grow through, until it's the correct height.

I also need to sort out some of my pointing. I did some of my lawn edging in the night (seriously), with up to a foot of hardcore/ cement underneath to get it level, and the pointing on those bits could be better.


Anyway..... Good work Coddy, nice gecko you have there! icon_cheers

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Re: Coddy's Blogg - Some pics as promised....

Post by Arlon Tishmarsh » Tue Oct 25, 2011 12:12 pm

A cracking job there matey icon_thumleft

It all sits very nicely. As trudy says, a nice climber will look A1 .

Triffic job icon_salut


ps where's the cerifera tho :lol:

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Re: Coddy's Blogg - Some pics as promised....

Post by The Codfather » Tue Oct 25, 2011 12:22 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: when I added the pics this morning, I new you would pick me up on it........tbh, I have loads of stuff in pots....I am just going to have to chuck them in the garage for winter.......I am now needing to construct my temp mini plant room within my garage around the garage window.......but polystrene sheets\polycarb sheets are bl@@dy expensive.....
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Re: Coddy's Blogg - Some pics as promised....

Post by Trudytropics » Tue Oct 25, 2011 12:28 pm

Coddy could you fling some clear plastic over your construction and make a weather tight area for the winter, it would still be cold but would offer some protection :D

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Re: Coddy's Blogg - Some pics as promised....

Post by The Codfather » Tue Oct 25, 2011 12:35 pm

Yeh, thought of that but the garage is warmer.......and just open the garage door\windoe as much as possible to allow airflow.
AKA - Martin

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