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Re: What's happening in your garden?
« Reply #2100 on: March 19, 2018, 11:14:33 AM »
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Re: What's happening in your garden?
« Reply #2101 on: March 19, 2018, 12:13:07 PM »
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Re: What's happening in your garden?
« Reply #2102 on: March 19, 2018, 03:24:38 PM »
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Re: What's happening in your garden?
« Reply #2103 on: May 15, 2018, 02:48:19 PM »
Not in our garden but in the front garden a few hundred yards away on the corner with the main road.  We were returning from town this morning as we do to be met by the sounds of chainsaws and the sight of a very large crane, a flatbed truck with a crane on the back, a twig and branch shredding machine and a couple of pick up trucks with cages on the back, and several guys with hard hats on manning the "barricades" preventing traffic and pedestrians from entering the square.

They were in the process of cutting down an ancient Cedar of Lebanon that was at least 60' high and 4' diameter at chest height.  Apparently it was rotten but they were salvaging as much good timber as they could it seems because they were loading the thicker branches and truck sections onto the back of the flatbed.  Anything else was going through the shredder.

This was no cowboy operation and I suggest it was costing a £few thousand rather than a couple of hundred :laugh
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Re: What's happening in your garden?
« Reply #2104 on: May 15, 2018, 02:57:49 PM »
Maybe they got a good deal by letting the guys keep the good wood.

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Re: What's happening in your garden?
« Reply #2105 on: May 15, 2018, 03:16:36 PM »
I expect so but the planning involved as well as the number of peeps and equipment needed makes me wonder whether the timber value would have knocked much off the price.
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Re: What's happening in your garden?
« Reply #2106 on: May 27, 2018, 02:29:35 PM »
I spent the morning trimming edges and then cutting the grass as everything was getting overgrown. It now loks a whole lot better , but that's enough for one day.
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Re: What's happening in your garden?
« Reply #2107 on: June 13, 2018, 11:35:49 AM »
I've got two guys and a mini-digger working away clearing out the old stones from the septic tank. They should have new stones in, channel formed and covers back on tonight , and build two manholes and refill the top later...or depending on the weather as the rain is looking ominous in the west.
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Re: What's happening in your garden?
« Reply #2108 on: June 13, 2018, 12:07:24 PM »
 :woo Then you can flush the loo.  :D
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Re: What's happening in your garden?
« Reply #2109 on: June 13, 2018, 12:46:40 PM »
 :lol
It's been flushing fine , thank you !!
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Re: What's happening in your garden?
« Reply #2110 on: June 13, 2018, 02:55:28 PM »
I hope they finish by tonight 'cos there's a cracker of a storm heading your way according to the weather guessers.
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Re: What's happening in your garden?
« Reply #2111 on: June 13, 2018, 03:32:31 PM »
All now covered up, and the test flush was fine.  :D
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Re: What's happening in your garden?
« Reply #2112 on: June 13, 2018, 03:35:41 PM »
I hope they finish by tonight 'cos there's a cracker of a storm heading your way according to the weather guessers.


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Re: What's happening in your garden?
« Reply #2113 on: June 14, 2018, 09:10:07 AM »
My lupins have been blown over :cry

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Re: What's happening in your garden?
« Reply #2114 on: June 14, 2018, 09:39:28 AM »
My lupins have been blown over :cry

How very painful.   :D

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Re: What's happening in your garden?
« Reply #2115 on: June 14, 2018, 12:47:08 PM »
Was tying in my sweet pea and nearly blown away :eek :windy

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Re: What's happening in your garden?
« Reply #2116 on: June 17, 2018, 08:25:05 AM »
I spent a couple of hours yesterday raking through the pile of soil removed from the septic tank . The guy who built it obviously used the hole as a rubbish tip as it was full of broken bottles and glass fragments. Anyway , I'm about half way through so if it stays dry , I might try and get the rest done today. The plan is to get the mini-digger man back at some point to level out the humps and bumps , and then re-seed in the autumn.
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Re: What's happening in your garden?
« Reply #2117 on: June 28, 2018, 05:54:40 PM »
Everything is crispy and needs watering! Heard grasshoppers today, sounds of summer.

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Re: What's happening in your garden?
« Reply #2118 on: June 30, 2018, 11:14:41 AM »
Digger man was here for about an hour and now we have an even bigger heap of soil to dispose of :rolleyes but at least TG is happy as the "lawn" is flatter. Frankly I couldn't give a damn :laugh He's out there raking away and getting sweaty and dusty :hot

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Re: What's happening in your garden?
« Reply #2119 on: July 01, 2018, 03:51:11 PM »
He's out there raking away and getting sweaty and dusty :hot

Your very own Ross Poldark then? :wink :wink  :laugh
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Re: What's happening in your garden?
« Reply #2120 on: July 01, 2018, 05:12:01 PM »
:roar

I mean...yes, of course!

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Re: What's happening in your garden?
« Reply #2121 on: July 01, 2018, 07:21:05 PM »
Well, if you say so! :lol

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Re: What's happening in your garden?
« Reply #2122 on: July 06, 2018, 02:00:05 PM »
I have been trimming a tall fir tree this morning but have had to stop now as it is just too damn hot out there.

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Re: What's happening in your garden?
« Reply #2123 on: July 06, 2018, 02:43:35 PM »
Finally had our first garden tomato for lunch. Yummy goodness.

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Re: What's happening in your garden?
« Reply #2124 on: July 06, 2018, 06:35:54 PM »
I ordered a skip this morning which duly arrived , so I spent a few hours filling it and doing some more raking. It's going to be a long haul......
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