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Discussion in 'In the Garden' started by breezer, 2 Jun 2007.

  1. dominoman

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    Wow. This thread has some inspiring ideas. Looking forward to seeing the final pics Halitosis.

    Keep em coming!
     
  2. Halitosis

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    Haha - just spent yet another day sieving soil with a supermarket shopping basket... Another ton bag of stones removed and I must admit this is the least satisfying part of the project!
     
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  3. dominoman

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    [QUOTE="Halitosis, post: 3466045, member: 222487Haha - just spent yet another day sieving soil with a supermarket shopping basket... Another ton bag of stones removed and I must admit this is the least satisfying part of the project![/QUOTE]

    What a great idea! I will try that.
     
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    Halitosis, your garden looks amazing! Please may I ask, did you need to apply for planning permission for the excavation work or have any calcs done? One day I hope to do this with my garden (its on a much smaller scale) but in my case it would be more about moving retaining wall back, rather than creating one. hope you can adviseĀ¬
     
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    Thanks lindos90 - No I didn't need planning permission, but such is dependent on the size and proximity of your wall to neighbours/roads etc. This website should help you: http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/permission/commonprojects/fenceswallsgates/
    My walls weren't high enough to require professional design but I did a lot of internet research to ensure I did it right. I used retaining wall blocks that required no mortar or expertise, and the manufaturer's website and instructions helped keep me straight. I poured concrete footings 18" deep, ensured the base on which I laid the blocks was flat/level, and (perhaps most importantly) ensured drainage was sufficient as apparently the most common cause of retaining wall failure is water pressure.
    It was (mostly) good fun, saved me money, and very satisfying - go for it!
     
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    If you have a reciprocating saw (mind you not everyone does) it makes an excellent sieve shaker. Check out the YT for videos...
     
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    I can beat that


    Under renovation

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  8. HERTS P&D

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    Hi R1, where did you get those patio doors from?

    Andy
     
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    Hi Andy

    They are schuco doors supplied & fitted by a company called 'Slide or Fold' based in West Bromwich
    Hope that helps
     
  10. SaltireOne

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    My garden a few weeks ago.

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  11. SaltireOne

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    And here's the after pics.

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    Just a bit of final fencing work and done. But its never really done is it. Have just ordered a metal aged from screwfix, planted 50 trees, ordered 50 more and looking at ride-on mowers. Tiring, but all rewarding too.
     
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    All these gardens are AMAZING! i wish i could do such a thing as this, hopefully one day :')
     
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    Our jungle:
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    So far we have just cleared all the bushes on what would have been the lawn. Hopefully the frost will kill some stuff before we decide what to do with it next year.

    There's a log cabin up the top that you couldn't see from the house and the estate agent didn't know it was even there.
     
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    Looks great, but I'll ask the obvious question. What is the concrete grid for? A cattle grid with a side path for their convenience maybe? ;)
     
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    Feeling quite proud of my lawn following such a long hot/dry spell.
     

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