Gogglebox's Garden Blog:Year Three

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Re: Gogglebox's Garden Blog: The Temple of Light

Post by The Codfather » Wed Apr 04, 2012 7:59 pm

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Re: Gogglebox's Garden Blog: The Temple of Light

Post by dino » Wed Apr 04, 2012 8:08 pm

Fantastic Goggle. Bet you could charge people to see it.


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Re: Gogglebox's Garden Blog: The Temple of Light

Post by Mr List » Wed Apr 04, 2012 8:28 pm

to be honest mate i think giving up on the roof idea has hurt the overall design a tad.

could you not get a large plastic mould to put over the top in summer to give it a temple roof or something like that?

or maybe some ornaments along the top too.
it feels like it ends to abrubtly imho.


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Re: Gogglebox's Garden Blog: The Temple of Light

Post by gdudey » Wed Apr 04, 2012 8:45 pm

That's unbelievable, it looks like an attraction in a theme park. Well done!

I reckon it would look even better if it were lit up at night with flaming torches


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Re: Gogglebox's Garden Blog: The Temple of Light

Post by Trudytropics » Wed Apr 04, 2012 9:58 pm

Well Goggle as far as I'm concerned you have absolutely RUINED it :lol: , job well done, now a thick application of yogurt and doggy do and it'll be perfect.

Put some citronella candles in your buddhas cups for night time :wink:
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Re: Gogglebox's Garden Blog: The Temple of Light

Post by GoggleboxUK » Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:06 pm

Thanks everyone for the kind comments :DD
gdudey wrote:That's unbelievable, it looks like an attraction in a theme park. Well done!

I reckon it would look even better if it were lit up at night with flaming torches
I have got some candle holders that need to go in along with some other dressings but there are lights in there now and I'm intending to buy some gels to add some atmosphere.

Here's how it currently looks at night using different camera settings:

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Re: Gogglebox's Garden Blog: The Temple of Light

Post by Andy P » Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:21 pm

Looking great Goggs. icon_thumleft Have you considered putting some ` up-lighting` facing the temple? I`ve been to India and visited many Temples and sites out there and they always have up-lighting shining on them at night. Makes them look pretty awesome after dark. Am thinking of buying some of these to up-light some of my bamboos and Palms when my gardens a bit more complete. £60 for a pack of 4. Four of these shining up towards your Temple from quite close would look pretty cool i think.

http://www.diy.com/nav/decor/lighting/o ... 0w-9261667
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Re: Gogglebox's Garden Blog: The Temple of Light

Post by GoggleboxUK » Wed Apr 04, 2012 11:42 pm

Thanks Andy ;)

Yes, I did consider spots and also the kind of decking lights that Ste uses but in the end I decided not to because the lights I have in the raised bed fronts and under the waterfall provide good ambient light and any more might verge on overkill.

When having BBQs I want the Temple to be a main seating area so having it well lit inside seems more approriate, especially when I can use the tubes to aid growth in winter months too.

Hopefully adding a few coloured gels will create a softer ambiance similar to what Deedee has acheived with her outdoor covered seating area.

If I start adding anything else electrical it will definitely have to be a set of weatherproof speakers.

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Re: Gogglebox's Garden Blog: The Temple of Light

Post by pdid » Thu Apr 05, 2012 5:20 am

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A lot of hard graft has paid off handsomely! I agree with del a couple of beds either side and a meandering path to the entrance will complete the look icon_cheers


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Re: Gogglebox's Garden Blog: The Temple of Light

Post by Deedee » Thu Apr 05, 2012 6:30 am

wow gogs its amazing, love the lighting and the shadows of the plants, just amazing, what does your wife think of it? i bet she's been there helping with the hard graft icon_thumleft


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Re: Gogglebox's Garden Blog: The Temple of Light

Post by Andrew Smith » Thu Apr 05, 2012 7:04 am

GoggleboxUK wrote:Thanks Andy ;)

Yes, I did consider spots and also the kind of decking lights that Ste uses but in the end I decided not to because the lights I have in the raised bed fronts and under the waterfall provide good ambient light

;)
You have done an amazing job there. Looks really great.

Just wondering - have you any photos of your waterfall?


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Re: Gogglebox's Garden Blog: The Temple of Light

Post by Mr List » Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:50 am

looks a bit spooky with just two little fella siloulettes, you neighbours might think you have prowers :lol:


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Re: Gogglebox's Garden Blog: The Temple of Light

Post by GoggleboxUK » Thu Apr 05, 2012 10:11 am

Andrew Smith wrote:
GoggleboxUK wrote:Thanks Andy ;)

Yes, I did consider spots and also the kind of decking lights that Ste uses but in the end I decided not to because the lights I have in the raised bed fronts and under the waterfall provide good ambient light

;)
You have done an amazing job there. Looks really great.

Just wondering - have you any photos of your waterfall?
Thanks Andrew.

Yes, there are some shots of the waterfall at night on the early pages of the blog somewhere but the plants have filled out nicely since they were taken.

I'll be taking more later this year as I want to re-lay the base panel at some point. There'll also be a video later this year which will show it off better than pictures I hope.
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Re: Gogglebox's Garden Blog: The Temple of Light

Post by Delboy » Thu Apr 05, 2012 10:11 am

I love that 2nd pic icon_thumleft

I really should sort out some lighting, it makes such a difference to a garden.
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Re: Gogglebox's Garden Blog: The Temple of Light

Post by Troppoz » Thu Apr 05, 2012 2:08 pm

That lighting is freakin awesome Gogg!! Love it!

I agree with Andy about the uplighting though. You wouldnt run both at once, but if you just want to feature the structure from the house or garden, turn off the inside lights, on the with uplights and it will be just breathtaking...
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