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Re: The "Show us ya Garden - Landscaping" Thread
« Reply #75 on: December 13, 2016, 07:26:42 PM »
There is certainly some impressive work being done, glad I don't have to pick a favorite.
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Re: The "Show us ya Garden - Landscaping" Thread
« Reply #76 on: December 14, 2016, 07:48:32 AM »
Sorry, can't help with the Barra  :'(

How about a 60cm Saltie to keep your's company?   :D

(& there'll be no more dangling toes in the water!  >:D)


BTW - looks awesome!  :cup:
Love too but i think it might grow

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Re: The "Show us ya Garden - Landscaping" Thread
« Reply #77 on: January 28, 2017, 03:50:59 PM »
G'day peoples,

Well I am pretty happy with the now finished retainer wall down my driveway.

Over 8 pellet's of AB junior blocks, 160 odd caps , 8 metres of soil , 4 metres of pine bark mulch and around 40 new plants as well as the micro irrigation



I have gone from this.








To this.




Hired a Dingo to do the backfill/cleanup



Some of the 40 odd plants to ready be planted
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Re: The "Show us ya Garden - Landscaping" Thread
« Reply #78 on: January 28, 2017, 04:56:33 PM »
That's a nice result duggie.... :cup: :cup:

Time for a :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:
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Re: The "Show us ya Garden - Landscaping" Thread
« Reply #79 on: January 28, 2017, 05:01:09 PM »
Well done Duggie, looks like all the helpers are Camera shy.

 ;D :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:
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Re: The "Show us ya Garden - Landscaping" Thread
« Reply #80 on: January 28, 2017, 05:15:04 PM »
Like watching an ep of Ground Force , all done in 5 pics ( with the help of 50 Bastards that you don't ever see )        Well Done   :cup:    :cheers:
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Re: The "Show us ya Garden - Landscaping" Thread
« Reply #81 on: January 29, 2017, 08:08:20 AM »
Well done Duggie, looks like all the helpers are Camera shy.

 ;D :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:



Thanks Cruiser 105Tvan , GeoffA and speewa158

Here is a photo of the only helper that I had working with me , Top bloke , but don'y say / talk much.


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Re: The "Show us ya Garden - Landscaping" Thread
« Reply #82 on: January 29, 2017, 08:12:04 AM »
Looks great Douggie, funny how that type of helper seems to cost as much as hired help some times?
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Re: The "Show us ya Garden - Landscaping" Thread
« Reply #83 on: January 29, 2017, 08:40:59 AM »
Was the dingo digger much help?

I was gunna hire one last year for our place at Lockyer and got told don't waste ya money... they're useless.
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Re: The "Show us ya Garden - Landscaping" Thread
« Reply #84 on: January 29, 2017, 08:59:32 AM »
Was the dingo digger much help?

I was gunna hire one last year for our place at Lockyer and got told don't waste ya money... they're useless.


You can't compare a dingo to a bob cat , but yes the dingo was OK , better than a shovel and wheelbarrow .

I was able to move around 8 cubic metres of dirt/soil for backfill plus use the trencher to cut out some fairly big tree roots in the driveway , do some roadwork ( fill in from where the tree roots were ) plus cleanup around the wall in 1 day , then I used the dingo to ferry and spread the 4 cubic metres of pine bark on the next day after planting and plumbing in the micro irrigation .

So yes , they have a purpose . But comes back to who and how you operate the thing.
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Re: The "Show us ya Garden - Landscaping" Thread
« Reply #85 on: January 29, 2017, 09:06:32 AM »
Really depends on what use you want. I hired one a few years ago, with bucket & trench digger. With the low  speed of the machine plus our uneven ground, the bucket was next to useless as I had a fair distance to cover. It was quicker to use the machine to load the back fill sand into a couple of wheel barrows & use them. The trencher, however, worked well even in our Shitty, shaley soil, albeit a little slow & jerky.
Perhaps you can hire a faster model theses days.
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Re: The "Show us ya Garden - Landscaping" Thread
« Reply #86 on: March 11, 2017, 01:28:41 PM »
We managed to get 100 tube stock in during the week, 100 more going in today.



Hoping to get at least 300 plants in the ground before the forecast rain gets here next weekend. 🤞

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Re: The "Show us ya Garden - Landscaping" Thread
« Reply #87 on: March 11, 2017, 03:28:41 PM »
Hoping to get at least 300 plants in the ground before the forecast rain gets here next weekend. 🤞

There is a saying in the industry when it's raining that it's good planting weather, there is some truth to this if it's not a muddy bog but it usually has as much to do with deadlines and keeping people working in the rain as it does with what good for the plants.

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Re: The "Show us ya Garden - Landscaping" Thread
« Reply #88 on: March 11, 2017, 05:54:22 PM »
There is a saying in the industry when it's raining that it's good planting weather, there is some truth to this if it's not a muddy bog but it usually has as much to do with deadlines and keeping people working in the rain as it does with what good for the plants.
Everything went in the ground on top of the sandstone the plants are leaning on.
I've got 2 choices;
1) bust out the breaker bar, smash the clay and try to time it so I plant as close as possible to a big rain event.
2) wait until after the rain and slop around in goo, shoving plants into mush.

I've had a lot of success with option 1, we've done well over 600 tube stock now (it's probably well over 700 now that I think about it) and haven't lost too many.
I also like to hand water for the first week or so anyway and try to control the moisture levels while their settling in.

Last time I looked at the long range forecasts all of the models where pushing towards 200mm or more for us after next weekend. Time will tell if it comes off or not.

Anyway, I managed to get 70 plants done this afternoon and finished in the worst sections.

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Re: The "Show us ya Garden - Landscaping" Thread
« Reply #89 on: March 13, 2017, 11:31:54 AM »
My little bit of "bush in the city".............



Loved the look of this old house...bit like an old cattleman's hut.... ;D





View looking out the front door.....



Still a work in progress......probably always will be............. 8)

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Re: The "Show us ya Garden - Landscaping" Thread
« Reply #90 on: March 13, 2017, 05:50:18 PM »
Set up your CT in the back yard to dry it for storage ,,,,, then you can look forward to weeks of rain of Biblical Proportions  . That should help the new plantings     :cheers:
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Re: The "Show us ya Garden - Landscaping" Thread
« Reply #91 on: March 13, 2017, 05:54:19 PM »
My little bit of "bush in the city".............



Loved the look of this old house...bit like an old cattleman's hut.... ;D





View looking out the front door.....



Still a work in progress......probably always will be............. 8)

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Re: The "Show us ya Garden - Landscaping" Thread
« Reply #92 on: March 13, 2017, 07:27:48 PM »
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Re: The "Show us ya Garden - Landscaping" Thread
« Reply #93 on: June 04, 2018, 02:18:37 PM »
Got past a big milestone on my landscaping project over the weekend.

I don’t want to think about how many hours have gone into this, but I finally finished the front fence on the weekend.








The last part of the job was the big gates down to the lower section of driveway and shed area and I finally finished them off yesterday afternoon.

Being a boily by trade I tend to over do some things, but I though 50x50 SHS and 21 lineal meters of 200x25 hardwood slabs was exactly what gates should be made out of on our property..... ;)








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Re: The "Show us ya Garden - Landscaping" Thread
« Reply #94 on: June 04, 2018, 03:48:54 PM »
Looks good, each of those gates would have to weigh in at about 60kg+ each wouldn't they?

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Re: The "Show us ya Garden - Landscaping" Thread
« Reply #95 on: June 04, 2018, 05:36:28 PM »
looks good.....we need a thumbs up emoji.
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Re: The "Show us ya Garden - Landscaping" Thread
« Reply #96 on: June 04, 2018, 05:53:42 PM »
Definitely a top job, well done.
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Re: The "Show us ya Garden - Landscaping" Thread
« Reply #97 on: June 04, 2018, 07:29:34 PM »
Looks good, each of those gates would have to weigh in at about 60kg+ each wouldn't they?
I recon closer to 80kg each...
But the 125x125x5 SHS concreted 2m deep into a 450mm round hole should hold them up... ;)

I didn’t pour the whole 2m x 450mm, but there’s a good 10-15kg of concrete with heaps of rio welded to the base of each post. ;D

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Re: The "Show us ya Garden - Landscaping" Thread
« Reply #98 on: October 25, 2018, 09:13:02 AM »
I installed a new garden ornament yesterday. :)



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Re: The "Show us ya Garden - Landscaping" Thread
« Reply #99 on: October 25, 2018, 09:22:31 AM »
Well, you used to have a driveway, Pete :'(
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