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My garden thread :)

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by wez130, 6 Jun 2006.

  1. wez130


    Joined: 31 Jan 2004

    Posts: 11,055

    Location: Matakana New Zealand

    Well, unknown to you all i've been renovating my garden from a dog-destroyed poo heap of dead grass etc (imagine 2 german shepherds in a small - medium garden ;)

    Well, the only (before)pic i have only tells half the story....


    that (minus dogs) is pretty much how it looked with a scrap heap of old bath, rubble etc in the far left corner, i've spent weeks renovating though and finally have something presentable, but still unfinished...
    Now, i don't know the usual cost of renovating a garden but i know it's hard labour and costs so far are as followed....

    Decking materials = around £500
    lighting = £100
    pond = £60
    Turf = £75
    plants = about £300 - £400 so far
    miscellaneous items roughly £200

    i've not thoroughly photographed it yet because i cant walk on the turf yet and the sprinkler was on as you can see, but will get round to it and update, but....... here's an overview so far...........




    Needless to say i'm pretty chuffed so far
  2. wez130


    Joined: 31 Jan 2004

    Posts: 11,055

    Location: Matakana New Zealand

    Things i have yet to do...

    • border the turf on the right side as i have on the left side
    • finish the bark chipping right round the border
    • put new window in garage
    • buy more plants :D
  3. Rich1988


    Joined: 8 Jan 2005

    Posts: 6,366

    Location: wiltshire

    Where do the dogs poo now :p ? Nice job btw
  4. Adam_151


    Joined: 18 May 2004

    Posts: 2,733

    Location: Lincoln, Uk

    I hope you notified that new lamp post to the building control office ;)
  5. Booner!


    Joined: 29 Sep 2005

    Posts: 9,129

    my dad is doing our garden up and im helping him, got £700 of indian slabbing imported today and been lifting (heavy!) all day, we also got some decking and LED lighting in the decking which has a cool effect. then just need to level the garden and stick the BBQ back, will takes couples weeks but will post pics too!

    good luck with that project, looking good so far

    ps we got those round slabs with the fox on too! in the front garden!
  6. PrettyInPink


    Joined: 21 May 2006

    Posts: 483

    Location: Wakefield

    Well done the garden looks really nice :)

    Your two dogs are lovely.I love German Sheperds

  7. georges


    Joined: 5 Apr 2006

    Posts: 3,083

    Looking much better there. Good work and hopefully you'll have a great summer in it :)

    The maximum we do to our garden is cut the grass now and then :p.. too big for us to manage. Which sounds stupid, but it is :/ :rolleyes:

    We have one project on the go:
    The bare earth is because we had to dig through that hill to make a path for the lorry to get through :p

    Turning it into a relaxing room for me and my brother with a tv, amp, pool table and a fridge.

    Should be fun.

    It's an old guards carriage -bogeys(the railway museum place we got it from, we know a person who does restorations, was going to scrap the body as they only needed the undercarriage. Got it for a £100 donation ^_^ )
    Taking ages as we need to needle gun the metal frame and replace the wood.. :/ then refloor it.
    Pretty spacious inside.

    EDIT: Woah that lounger type thing you have looks comfy!!
    Last edited: 6 Jun 2006
  8. Scuzi

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 19,770

    Location: Жит&#10

    Looking well, nice job :)
    One problem though, you really should get a REAL barbecue, i.e. half a barrel which you can fill with petrol and wood and fire. Gas barbecues just aren't the same ;)
  9. georges


    Joined: 5 Apr 2006

    Posts: 3,083

    definately.. you don't get the same flavour as you do with coal.. nothing can beat a coal barbeyed steak..
  10. basmic


    Joined: 10 Apr 2004

    Posts: 13,144

    Location: Darlington, County Durham

    Isn't that bark chipping a magnet for cats to do their businesS? :eek:
  11. lozza

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 22 Dec 2004

    Posts: 1,828

    Location: Southampton, UK

    looking great so far, i'm in need of doing out garden, have started the grass seed for the areas that were flower boarders, and the new grass is looking really really good!

    I want to do decking as well, how much did you get for your £500 - as in whats the area size you have decked out - i haven't researched it just yet but would give me a rough idea
  12. Trigger


    Joined: 15 Dec 2004

    Posts: 3,822

    Yeah, and what about the electrics to the pond- I hope it's on its own circuit and RCD protected, not to mention watertight :p

    Nice job though, lookin' good :cool:
  13. thebrasso


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 5,312

    Looking very good, I just hope your dogs don't leave you too many surprises ;)

    German Shepherds are awesome, I only have the one now had to get one put down last year due to illness. How old are they by the way?
  14. wez130


    Joined: 31 Jan 2004

    Posts: 11,055

    Location: Matakana New Zealand

    i'll post decking dimensions tomorrow but its triangular as you can see, fits a table and 4 chairs that you dont see, the sun lounger you can see a bit of and theres a water feature and plants in the corner and still lots of room.
    I've also fitted a waterproof socket there.

    off top of my head it's abot 2.5x4x5 metres
  15. Immortal


    Joined: 18 Jul 2005

    Posts: 399

    Location: Planet Earth...Somewhere

    Nice work!

    The GSDs look like babies to me!

    I have a 1 yr old bitch,that judging by all the GSDs I have seen must be a cross,even though rescue centre are adament she isn't!

    Nice work,and agree,real BBQ for the win!