Gogglebox's Garden Blog:Year Three

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GoggleboxUK

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

Post by GoggleboxUK » Thu Apr 12, 2012 2:22 pm

Thanks ladies :DD

I've been interior designing today, I haven't removed the panels so the photos are fairly close up but I'll take some more at a later date.

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

Post by DiCasS » Thu Apr 12, 2012 3:20 pm

Couldn't imagine what it was gonna look like when you had all your slabs piled up all over the garden, but now its finished I think it looks great, very unique. Your temple will be a great place for the Summer and the poshest plant storing place around for Winter.



Well bloomin done icon_thumleft

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Mr List

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

Post by Mr List » Thu Apr 12, 2012 4:18 pm

are those plastic?

really helps to sell the look icon_thumleft

GoggleboxUK

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

Post by GoggleboxUK » Thu Apr 12, 2012 4:47 pm

Thanks all :DD
Mr List wrote:are those plastic?

really helps to sell the look icon_thumleft
No, I had a look at the plastic ones in a local store but they didn't seem real enough or sturdily made.

These are silk and a lot better held together so, hopefully, won't end up falling apart on a windy day when the panels are out. I used a staple gun with 2.5 inch staples into the wood so I think they'll stay in place.

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

Post by Mick C » Thu Apr 12, 2012 6:25 pm

This is a great photo



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Congratulations GB, you've pulled it off; this had been a captivating read and the final result is truly impressive.

GoggleboxUK

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

Post by GoggleboxUK » Thu Apr 12, 2012 8:34 pm

Thanks Mich, much appreciated :DD

flounder

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

Post by flounder » Thu Apr 12, 2012 8:41 pm

Sorry Rick, I was so really impressed with what you've achieved until you went artificial :shock:
My father in law has a saying
Don't spoil the ship for a ha'penny worth of tar which, with the onset of decimalisation and steel hulls, probably has outdated that saying. icon_scratch
So go get some tillandsias, bromeliads and epipremnum and keep it real dude icon_thumright

Besides that its the dogs, mate :wink:

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

Post by redsquirrel » Thu Apr 12, 2012 8:44 pm

GoggleboxUK wrote:Thanks Mich, much appreciated :DD
its not Mich,its Nick, grub says so :lol:

as for your building skills,i think its awesome and a credit to your imagination. we can all dream about things but to actually build on those dreams takes some skill,and you have it. well done mate icon_thumleft icon_thumleft
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Re: Gogglebox's Garden Blog: The Temple of Light

Post by Mick C » Thu Apr 12, 2012 9:18 pm

Don't worry, I get called a lot worse.

GoggleboxUK

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

Post by GoggleboxUK » Thu Apr 12, 2012 9:24 pm

Cheers guys :DD

Flounder I did honestly give a huge amount of thought to how I could get plants to look like they'd invaded but the problems of drainage and amount of soil necessary to be held in such odd areas seemed too big a hurdle.

It could have been done but it would have cost 20 times what the silks cost and would have meant problems to solve that weren't there otherwise.

WTF are you on about anyway, surely you don't think that's a real temple ruin? The whole thing is faker than Pam Andersons tots! The last few hundred posts in this blog sort of demonstrate that it hasn't been there for 500 years.

:lol:

flounder

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

Post by flounder » Thu Apr 12, 2012 9:26 pm

Really? :shock: Well it fooled me :lol:

GoggleboxUK

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

Post by GoggleboxUK » Thu Apr 12, 2012 9:29 pm

:lol:

The first tume I catch Hare Krishnas chanting in it I'll be making it a whole lot more realistically ruined!

;)

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

Post by grub » Thu Apr 12, 2012 9:32 pm

redsquirrel wrote:
GoggleboxUK wrote:Thanks Mich, much appreciated :DD
its not Mich,its Nick, grub says so :lol:
That's because I'n typimg im the dark! :lol:

flounder

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

Post by flounder » Thu Apr 12, 2012 9:33 pm

Actually, I did realise it wasn't authentic. I don't think they could get hold of the polycarbonate back then :D

GoggleboxUK

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

Post by GoggleboxUK » Thu Apr 12, 2012 9:59 pm

:shock:

That's genuine antique polycarbonite from the 2nd century BC, Elvis told me.

:lol:

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