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PostSubject: My garden   Mon May 27, 2013 11:11 am

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PostSubject: Re: My garden   Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:59 am

Top tip , never knew they couldn't see in the dark T
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PostSubject: Re: My garden   Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:21 am

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A little tip which may help anyone getting rid of a wasp nest....wait until it's totally dark and then spray it.

They can't see in the dark and will almost never leave the nest while you spray.

I've got rid of dozens of nests in this way...and never had a sting.

Excellent Bazz will keep that in mind and will tell the neighbours too as they have wasp nest everywhere. T T

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PostSubject: Re: My garden   Fri Jul 14, 2017 6:57 am

Well looks like all going well with the cementing of the path apart from running out of the red dye but we will get that a little later today. Had to order more ballast so will be ready for the next load. Come up with a good idea on how to drain the water from the path make a little indent grove across any excess water will flow off and hopefully should not show up too much but it does not matter if it does show as long as it does the job. Will post photos when done.

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PostSubject: subject   Fri Jul 14, 2017 3:03 pm

You don't even need to make it a visible groove...just a slight dip in the finished surface will do. The wider you make the dip, which probably only needs to be half an inch deep (at most) on the downstream side, the less obvious it will be. Teach the water to go where you want it to go...gentle hints work best and if done properly, can have little impact on the eye.

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PostSubject: Re: My garden   Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:00 pm

Oh should have read you message earlier Bazz opened it too late.

Here is the path finally concreted and drying out nicely. Tomorrow should be dry so will removed the boards and will put the big white stones along the edge and we also cemented the arch in so will put the roses on either side. I have some stone coming tomorrow too so hopefully most of this area will look presentable.

Have to remember this is all new to us and all trial and error but we are very pleased at what we have done although it is not perfect we are getting there little by little and they fact we are doing it ourselves is even better, yes we could get someone in to do it but we love the challange. Now the drainage problem is another matter we may very well have to get someone in as we need to get the levels right so water runs away easily and frankly we need machinery for that Grounds are up and down as you can see from the gazebo, We started with about 10" of cement and ended up with almost a meter off the ground.

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PostSubject: subject   Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:59 pm

Bit of a shame my situation prevented me paying you the promised visit...we could have done all that without any of the steps and ridges...would have saved you time, effort, materials and money.

Well done anyway. g
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PostSubject: Re: My garden   Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:17 pm

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Bit of a shame my situation prevented me paying you the promised visit...we could have done all that without any of the steps and ridges...would have saved you time, effort, materials and money.  

Well done anyway.  g

Ah bless thanks Bazz sure there are plenty more job in the future, there is plenty of time.

The next job is to build the kitchen onto the gazebo from the right hand side, decided we will make the area a bit bigger now so will cement instead of original idea of using wood now. Also do not want to use wood as this will make the patio enterence to the gazebo very dark. Will start looking at perspects in a light gold colour so we still get the light in so the kitchen will be bright. If we use wood or brick it will make it all too dark. We might even look at a conservatory type building for the kitchen but use blinds to block the heat off. I do not want a proper BBQ as it is too hard to keep clean being outside I would fret about what crawled on it so would be cleaning it all the time. I will use my electric one that is completely covered in and can store it in the winter.

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PostSubject: Re: My garden   Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:51 am

Well finally the path is finished and I must admit we are very pleased with it. Also filled in some stone around the area so looking good now.

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PostSubject: Re: My garden   Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:42 am

Hey ho!!! another step forward.  Today the kichen concreting has been finished  Area is beinging to take shape now.  Oh also decided to  go with stones rather than concrete over the tiles. next year maybe

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