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Post by Balinbear on 19th November 2014, 21:58

Photo of the renovated section of the garden. The ground was quite steep ( 1 in 5 in a couple of spots) and not easy to do anything with. The lawn is now reasonably flat and usable. The red rose on the RHS of the steps in the foreground is Eutin (Kordes 1940) which is a flower machine.

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The stairs running down from the pergola in the back of the photo used only have two steeps. Now there are 6.

And the new shelter in this part of the garden. We had everything (apart from the screws for the roof) lying around home. Yes even the iron latticework. I have a scrounger for a wife!!!

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And for David. Aussie Sixer. (Purchased this year from Treloar's). Photo taken late in its third flush. Not bad for new rose. [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] (though our flowers are a lot more yellow than the photos on HMF)

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Post by The Lazy Rosarian on 19th November 2014, 22:39

One word sums up your job on the yard Gary, "WOW"
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Post by neptune on 19th November 2014, 23:20

Well done , Gary.....that doesn't look like an easy job....how long did it take to do?.....
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Post by Balinbear on 20th November 2014, 11:50

The Lazy Rosarian wrote:One word sums up your job on the yard Gary, "WOW"

What do you think about the rose?
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Post by Balinbear on 20th November 2014, 11:56

neptune wrote:Well done , Gary.....that doesn't look like an easy job....how long did it take to do?.....

I did most of the walls steps etc in August. The hardest job was cutting the original grass out and stockpiling it while the bobcat cut the platform and then relaying it. There is about 300square metres in the grass area.

I still have a another set of stairs to do (this weekends job) then it is all done.

The it is on to the next bit I need to fix. I wish I had planned it better right at the start, but hey, you learn as you go along.
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Post by The Lazy Rosarian on 20th November 2014, 12:38

Balinbear wrote:
The Lazy Rosarian wrote:One word sums up your job on the yard Gary, "WOW"

What do you think about the rose?

Sorry Gary, I did read about your Yellow rose, but the picture overpowered that for awhile,
Where was it purchased Gary ?
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Post by Balinbear on 20th November 2014, 12:48

I got it from Treloar's. It is certainly looking good so far with no BS despite the hot humid conditions we have had.
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Post by SueH on 20th November 2014, 13:34

Gee Gary, you have work hard! It looks fantastic and you must be very proud! Well Done.
My son has been doing much the same thing and he had to "cut" the sleepers he used! Good job the children weren't around!! It's starting to look lovely too.
Will be interested to see the whole thing a few weeks from now, when things have grown more - ie that rose! Please keep us updated. Clap

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Post by paulh on 21st November 2014, 01:08

What a great space to work with
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Post by silkyfizz on 21st November 2014, 12:15

Fantastic job Gary. That's a power of work you've done there but the results are beautiful. You have a real eye for design.
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Post by The Lazy Rosarian on 21st November 2014, 12:45

Silky it comes with him being a surveyor I guess
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Post by SueH on 21st November 2014, 13:10

Gary, are you going to be taking orders?! if so, please put my name down!!!

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Post by silkyfizz on 21st November 2014, 19:13

Ah a surveyor, didn't know that. Explains the precision and attention to detail. I know, I'm married to one. He's got a thing about straight lines.
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Post by betsyw on 21st November 2014, 22:56

Really so impressive. Looks ready for a garden party. Also very creative, the way you pulled together the stylish little gazebo out of bower-bird bits. Great eye for straight lines and balance, too.

Professional work.
(When I first saw the topic title, I thought you were putting slot machines among the roses)
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Post by muscovyduckling on 25th November 2014, 09:49

Well done Gary! Party at your place!
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Post by The Lazy Rosarian on 26th November 2014, 06:42

Yes Zoe it is a fantastic job, I wonder if Gary wants free accommodation across OZ doing "Garden Reno's". Do you want the job Gary, I will compile the list and do it fairly(honestly)
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Post by muscovyduckling on 26th November 2014, 09:04

Oh yes! Please come to melbourne Smile
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Post by Balinbear on 26th November 2014, 12:43

Unfortunately folks I am having surgery on my shoulder next week so not available for quite some time.

I hurt it playing in the Christmas cricket match with the kids (and just about every other kid around the place) last year and have finally gotten annoyed enough with it to have something done about it.

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Post by The Lazy Rosarian on 26th November 2014, 13:23

Zoe, talk to your co-workers and get this stopped/postponed as it is elective surgery until ALL gardens are done please.  lol! Gary has waited this long, what is another year  roflmao
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Post by Balinbear on 26th November 2014, 13:43

You're a mean bugger!

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Post by muscovyduckling on 27th November 2014, 00:12

I'll see if I can pull a few strings Smile
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Post by The Lazy Rosarian on 28th November 2014, 06:46

How long would it take an ambulance to convey Gary to Victoria Zoe, this would be a good convalescence for him and then he could do the rest of our gardens on the return trip.
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Post by Balinbear on 28th November 2014, 09:19

Sounds good. I can sit back under an umbrella with an amber lemonade in my hand and direct the works.
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Post by muscovyduckling on 1st December 2014, 20:28

Hahah have you not seen the news David? If you had, you'd have heard that Vic Ambulance has the worst response times in a squillion years, and you'd have been led to believe that half the population of the state had carked it waiting for an ambulance!

How old are you Gary? I'm not sure it'd get there in time...... Hehe.
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Post by rosebud on 2nd December 2014, 13:33

Love the structure using found pieces ... they're getting harder and harder to find these days - so well done! Oh, and by the way, we're not as far away as Melbourne ... Very Happy

Good luck with the surgery - hope it all goes well.
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