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Re: New house, 7 days to create a garden

Post by Arlon Tishmarsh » Thu May 27, 2010 5:20 pm

RedSquirrel
the big circle near the tree would look good raised up with all the rubbish you are digging out,topped with a lorry load of granite chippings
How much shoveling do you want me to do :lol: :lol:

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Re: New house, 7 days to create a garden

Post by redsquirrel » Thu May 27, 2010 8:12 pm

just thinking it would make you a good dumping ground while the rest takes shape.yuccas etc arent bothered by soil quality,so would save you trips to the dump icon_thumright
p.s. one lorry load of shovelling chippings would do the job
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Re: New house, 7 days to create a garden

Post by Arlon Tishmarsh » Thu May 27, 2010 8:21 pm

Cheers Red

Hopefully nothing to dump, all the soil is good and can be used on veggie plot and greenhouse. Where i've trimmed all the large tree's, i have about 5 x 1ton bags of wood chips. I'm thinking fill the pond with soil, after busting up the bottom for a raised flower bed for the mrs, palms, tree ferns, yucca etc and flower beds around the two large grass circles, membrane and woodchips all round .

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Re: New house, 7 days to create a garden

Post by grub » Thu May 27, 2010 8:25 pm

Fill the pond with soil and whack a Gunnera in it :twisted:

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Re: New house, 7 days to create a garden

Post by Arlon Tishmarsh » Thu May 27, 2010 8:28 pm

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i have two ready to go in the ground, should start planting up tommorow. Unfortunately my mrs hits harder so she got the flower bed

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Re: New house, 7 days to create a garden

Post by Mick C » Thu May 27, 2010 8:50 pm

I like the design, but am a bit confused about which areas will be dug out for planting, and which will be left as lawn?

I'm not so keen on retaining the square structures (raised bed and pond) as they don't seem to blend in so well. I put a small rectangular raised bed into a garden designed (by somebody else) mainly around curved shapes, and it doesn't look right.

Raised beds are of course a good idea. At a nearby nursery they have used sleepers, cut into short lengths and laid against each other at an angle to make the curved walls. Not sure that I have explained it too well, but it looks quite good - and is easily moved if necessary.

Seems a bit harsh to stick the mrs in a flower bed tho :)

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Re: New house, 7 days to create a garden

Post by Arlon Tishmarsh » Thu May 27, 2010 8:56 pm

Seems a bit harsh to stick the mrs in a flower bed tho
No where else to put her. :lol:

I'm hoping the pond will blend in when planted out. The other square bits are already gone. At the mo i have a largish Phoenix canariensis_CIDP stood there. A lot of the smaller grass circles have gone, in fact its just the two large one with the bit in between them left

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Re: New house, 7 days to create a garden

Post by redsquirrel » Thu May 27, 2010 9:04 pm

Mick C wrote:I like the design, but

Seems a bit harsh to stick the mrs in a flower bed tho :)
all depends on how well she feeds him :lol: :lol:
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Re: New house, 7 days to create a garden

Post by grub » Thu May 27, 2010 9:10 pm

Arlon Tishmarsh wrote:Grub
i have two ready to go in the ground, should start planting up tommorow. Unfortunately my mrs hits harder so she got the flower bed

Mark
Tell her it's Rhubarb :lol:

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Re: New house, 7 days to create a garden

Post by Mick C » Thu May 27, 2010 9:10 pm

redsquirrel wrote:
all depends on how well she feeds him :lol: :lol:
Hope she feeds him well - Mark will need his strength building up for all that shoveling you've got him lined up for :D .

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Re: New house, 7 days to create a garden

Post by redsquirrel » Fri May 28, 2010 7:02 am

thats nothing. let Arlon get the ground work sorted then its step 2,huts and other constructions.will save that for June :lol: :lol:
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Re: New house, 7 days to create a garden

Post by Arlon Tishmarsh » Fri May 28, 2010 7:06 am

thats nothing. let Arlon get the ground work sorted then its step 2,huts and other constructions.will save that for June
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Re: New house, 7 days to create a garden

Post by redsquirrel » Fri May 28, 2010 7:11 am

you will be rewarded for sure,i will fetch a box of mrs peaks jam tarts for in between your shifts when we visit icon_thumright icon_thumright
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Re: New house, 7 days to create a garden

Post by Arlon Tishmarsh » Fri May 28, 2010 7:16 am

I do like a tart now and again,

as long as her in doors don't find out :D

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Re: New house, 7 days to create a garden

Post by redsquirrel » Fri May 28, 2010 7:42 am

she wont know so long as we dont go near her flower bed,not going to see us if shes well rooted in by then :lol: :lol:
(point to note,this is what i should be doing in off topic,not here. another reason to keep it icon_thumleft icon_thumleft )
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