Gogglebox's Garden Blog:Year Three

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Simba

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

Post by Simba » Wed Apr 04, 2012 3:49 pm

Thats just absolutely amazing Gogg....,I dunno what else to say, I am stunned.... :ahhh!:

I think we'll all want one now, I know I do...... :lol:

Kristen

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

Post by Kristen » Wed Apr 04, 2012 3:55 pm

Looks ace GB

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Has Sparky put some fittings high up that you can plug some supplementary lights into for the Winter - or a fan / fan-heater high-up (rather than trailing wires from skirting-board level sockets)? Might be you are not planning any such.

GoggleboxUK

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

Post by GoggleboxUK » Wed Apr 04, 2012 4:06 pm

Thanks all :DD

Kristen, I've had 2 x 5ft Daylight flourescents installed which should compensate for the 25% light that is blocked by the multiwall polycarb.

I have sockets at either end of the structure for heaters and the air ducting will have extractor fans fitted which I will then box in. In winter they will suck air from the top of the greenhouse and pump it through the heatsink then back up into the opposite corners creating (I hope) an even spread of heat and adequate airflow in a continual crcle through the whole structure as well as creating an underfloor heating effect that should help keep the pots slightly warmer than the thermostatically controlled temperature which will be monitored at about 5ft high.

;)

Delboy

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

Post by Delboy » Wed Apr 04, 2012 4:31 pm

Looks great mate, i bet your chuffed to bits with it.

Now rip up some of those block pavers and get a rustic path running down your garden lined by palms and boos :wink:

So when you coming round and building one for me, my lads would love it lol.

musabasjoos

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

Post by musabasjoos » Wed Apr 04, 2012 4:41 pm

Goggle, thats pretty damn special. icon_thumleft

Mr List

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

Post by Mr List » Wed Apr 04, 2012 4:55 pm

quite amazing how quickly it was built too.

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Kristen

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

Post by Kristen » Wed Apr 04, 2012 4:55 pm

GoggleboxUK wrote:I have sockets at either end of the structure for heaters and the air ducting will have extractor fans fitted which I will then box in. In winter they will suck air from the top of the greenhouse and pump it through the heatsink then back up into the opposite corners
Sorry, I'd completely forgotten about that plan. As you were then !!

GoggleboxUK

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

Post by GoggleboxUK » Wed Apr 04, 2012 5:29 pm

Mr List wrote:quite amazing how quickly it was built too.

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Slower than I expected though. I was hoping it would be totally finished by Easter weekend but the Polycarb delivery has let me down for that plan.

To be honest there wasn't that much work. The blockwork was probably the most time consuming along with the digging out. I was working 12 hour days on those bits but everything else was fairly easy, especially as I had all the necessary power tools.

Couldn't have done the columns without help from my mates though, those blocks were damn heavy!

cordyman

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

Post by cordyman » Wed Apr 04, 2012 6:08 pm

wow i really can't believe thats in your garden :shock: :shock: :shock: Amazing workmanship!


Are the bricks on the right hand side intentional? I kind of like them, paint them gold, and it will look like a pile of gold bars, at the hidden ruined temple icon_thumleft

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

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Wed Apr 04, 2012 6:15 pm

Wow you have created your own tourist attraction!

It looks amazing from every angle and well worth all the hard work.

Big pat on the back!

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Springy

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

Post by Springy » Wed Apr 04, 2012 6:23 pm

Mr Goggle, you have done a fantastic job!! I have just gone back to page one of this blog and the transformation is incredible!
One day I'm going to sit for a few hours and go back through all the 78 pages, although it will probably be alot more by then!!!

GoggleboxUK

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

Post by GoggleboxUK » Wed Apr 04, 2012 6:36 pm

Thanks everyone :DD

Cordy, the blocks are the bits of paving that were originally under the arbour seat. I took them up and have used a few from the pile but have those left over.

I'll be adding to that pile soon too, my next job is creating a couple more ground level beds around the bamboo fence that I can plant into once the weather has warmed up again.

Gold ingots, hmmmmmm....

;)

cordyman

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

Post by cordyman » Wed Apr 04, 2012 6:54 pm

GoggleboxUK wrote:Thanks everyone :DD

Cordy, the blocks are the bits of paving that were originally under the arbour seat. I took them up and have used a few from the pile but have those left over.

I'll be adding to that pile soon too, my next job is creating a couple more ground level beds around the bamboo fence that I can plant into once the weather has warmed up again.

Gold ingots, hmmmmmm....

;)
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kata

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

Post by kata » Wed Apr 04, 2012 7:05 pm

Absolutely amazing G,

Pat on the back for the Inspiration you have given to others since beginning the project.

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bobbyd44

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

Post by bobbyd44 » Wed Apr 04, 2012 7:36 pm

looks boombastic top job!!!

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