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Author GARDEN Progress pics...(updated 06/06/2010)
M2RTY
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not done much to the absolute mess I call a garden as Ive been working inside when its wet.

This is a plan of the grounds showing house and garage. Its quite a large garden, measurements are in Metres:




I started off with this jungle 18 months ago:








Then we chopped some trees down:











Can you spot me?




And chopped pretty much everything else out:






Then loads regrew so I cut it down and sprayed killer on it this year:



cut the grass twice (left dead grass on top):








Moved a pile of bricks:







Took the outhouse down, bought a new shed (for now) and getting the large shed and garage ready to come down:









started to dig a boarder to stop weeds coming through the fence:





PLANS:

No idea....

I need:

Double garage, decking, garden, driveway for 4 cars and some other bits and bobs

full garden needs lifting 2 foot and a drain putting in, and I need like 100m of fencing (proper stuff, not sheets, and metal posts) put in right around

any ideas would be appreciated, I need it low maintenance as its bloody hard work keeping all the crap back as it is!!!

I will keep you updated lol


[Edited on 06-06-2010 by M2RTY]
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old door:



new door and window, slabs going down for door steps (need cutting), new plants and walls repointed for now:

M2RTY
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old front garden:



dug up:



redone for now:



needs more to it, might get some large stones/drift wood etc
C2RL R
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thats some fooking tree you climbed up! there is loads you could do with that space. i'll check out the gardening forums for inspiration.
M2RTY
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that was after the top was cut off it, it used to cut out loads of light

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dont know if you have done it yet but that back step i wouldnt chop slabs down, but i would set them on a course or two of bricks as would look and be better imo
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quote:
Originally posted by Tom J
dont know if you have done it yet but that back step i wouldnt chop slabs down, but i would set them on a course or two of bricks as would look and be better imo


mate thats a good idea

i was going to just paint the bottom part black as the bottom of the house will be black once the gold/yello dashing goes on
Conway563
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quote:
Originally posted by M2RTY





Looks similar to mine. Didn't get any pics before I started but so far I've managed to get 1/2 the grass cut and used a roll of strimmer wire doing it
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pity you got rid of all the trees
if they were blocking alot of light i can see why mind

front looks alot better with the chips down

as for the back id get it all cleared, including sheds and everything so you can see the garden as a whole and try to plan from there

always think grass is nice, dont like just chips and decking personally
M2RTY
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quote:
Originally posted by a_j_mair
pity you got rid of all the trees
if they were blocking alot of light i can see why mind

front looks alot better with the chips down

as for the back id get it all cleared, including sheds and everything so you can see the garden as a whole and try to plan from there

always think grass is nice, dont like just chips and decking personally


trees came out as I would like the garage there, plus nothing under them would get any light
Tom G
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Some good work there mate!!
Looked ike you've got quite a job
M2RTY
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emptied the shed today and built the new one...going to smash old one down with a hammer tomorrow if its sunny, should be a laugh LOL

Also dug up the first 8 foot of grass as its fucked, has a load of clay and soil dumpped on one side and 100s of smashed up bricks under the other side

also found out i have a garden path!

Need to put some pegs in to get a level, estimated 80 tons of soil to level off the garden lol
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cut the grass again, snapped the blade off my mower tho

2 more bonfires and all the wood should be gone, then on with brining the garage down, tones of white asbestos
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shed all gone now, found a car window screen underneath it from god knows how many years ago, shed has been there for over 30 years so it must have been there longer
M2RTY
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garage:





Graham88
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Hope you're being careful with the asbestos? Dealing with loads of the stuff at work atm and the amount of Health and Safety involved with it is amazing, but it can kill you so I can understand why.

Nice space to be working with though, I'm quite jealous tbh. Plus I like knocking stuff down, and it looks fun.
M2RTY
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yep its all been wetted, fully dismantled, double bagged and disposed of at local tip

dad deals with it at work, this stuff is only 5-10% conent and low risk though
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Fair enough, just thought I'd check
M2RTY
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garage all gone now, just got to remove 20 sleepers it was stood on and clean up all the bits of stone and crap it left behind
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quote:
Originally posted by Graham88
Hope you're being careful with the asbestos? Dealing with loads of the stuff at work atm and the amount of Health and Safety involved with it is amazing, but it can kill you so I can understand why.

Nice space to be working with though, I'm quite jealous tbh. Plus I like knocking stuff down, and it looks fun.


I was reading an old apprentice training book i found at work the other day, from about the 80's and it was describing different materiels in use etc, and was going on about how good asbestos is(was). Like its the best thing since sliced bread
M2RTY
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shed and garage lonnnnng gone:

M2RTY
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new flowers:



baskets made to match gate pattern
Cosmo
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Looking loads better already.

What plans have you got for it now its all clear?
M2RTY
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building a large wall across from rear of house to the other side, large double gates for cars and a single for people.

80 ton of soil/hardcore to build garden level, put some land drains in

100m of fence, proper fencing not just panels

block pave up to gates

double garage with pitch roof

decking etc to do too

..............basically a load of stuff due to the size, it wont happen this year though as insides are still in need or doing upstairs and we have a double extention being built in september next door

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