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  Topic: Landscaping project
jema

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PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Sat Mar 28, 20 3:11 pm   Subject: Landscaping project
Put a brace across the new raised bed, as I think it would have bulged a bit otherwise, some earth in, clearing a little more ground, but it's too cold and windy to enjoy it.
I think it's going to ...
  Topic: Landscaping project
jema

Replies: 82
Views: 5657
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Fri Mar 27, 20 5:12 pm   Subject: Landscaping project
http://www.downsizer.net/gallery/30034/bed5.jpg

Decided to be optimistic, I think I can complete the U shape as I actually want it, and then what would have been a central bed, can just be somethin ...
  Topic: Landscaping project
jema

Replies: 82
Views: 5657
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Fri Mar 27, 20 11:55 am   Subject: Landscaping project
Started on a small bit of the roof, when it suddenly occurred to me that I under ordered on everything, in anticipation of being able to more accurately order the remainder.
Now of course that is pr ...
  Topic: Landscaping project
jema

Replies: 82
Views: 5657
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Thu Mar 26, 20 3:38 pm   Subject: Landscaping project
http://www.downsizer.net/gallery/30006/bed4.jpg

Levelling, planting, glazing. Finding the ground noticeably softer in the exposed corner. The design notches out that corner and I am sure that that ...
  Topic: Landscaping project
jema

Replies: 82
Views: 5657
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Thu Mar 26, 20 9:11 am   Subject: Landscaping project
Not sure what you are asking? the raised beds are the retaining wall, albeit they really are not retaining very much as this point. Hence being quite relaxed about it. The challenge will be where the ...
  Topic: Landscaping project
jema

Replies: 82
Views: 5657
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Wed Mar 25, 20 7:39 pm   Subject: Landscaping project
I have put a little rubble in, but these are not really retaining very much at all, so I'm quite relaxed. I am mostly known for over engineering!
This is an exception as to my mind if I have gone too ...
  Topic: Landscaping project
jema

Replies: 82
Views: 5657
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Wed Mar 25, 20 4:25 pm   Subject: Landscaping project
http://www.downsizer.net/gallery/30005/bed3.jpg

Middle tray now built and planted. So filling the big ones, levelling to the needed dimensions and building more raised beds next.
The final constru ...
  Topic: Landscaping project
jema

Replies: 82
Views: 5657
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Tue Mar 24, 20 3:40 pm   Subject: Landscaping project
http://www.downsizer.net/gallery/30003/bed2.jpg

Terrible picture, I have leveled and aligned since the pic and it seems accurate so I am probably going to earth them up a bit before doing the middl ...
  Topic: Landscaping project
jema

Replies: 82
Views: 5657
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Mon Mar 23, 20 5:53 pm   Subject: Landscaping project
http://www.downsizer.net/gallery/30000/bed1.jpg

That's a 1.2M bed, tomorrow hopefully a 1.8m and something to fill the gap.
  Topic: Landscaping project
jema

Replies: 82
Views: 5657
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Sat Mar 21, 20 4:15 pm   Subject: Landscaping project
Wind damage to one of our fulling apart sheds today, easily fixed in this case.
But does rather suggest that once this exercise is over then more shed and greenhouse building will be the order of the ...
  Topic: Landscaping project
jema

Replies: 82
Views: 5657
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Fri Mar 20, 20 12:35 pm   Subject: Landscaping project
Have all the wood now, and am tinkering with the precise design of the roof, but not a lot actually getting done. Basically I want to actually enjoy building this and for me that requires a certain nu ...
  Topic: Landscaping project
jema

Replies: 82
Views: 5657
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Thu Mar 19, 20 7:28 am   Subject: Landscaping project
A blast from the past.


http://www.downsizer.net/gallery/29998/old1.jpg

Bits for the raised beds due today
  Topic: Landscaping project
jema

Replies: 82
Views: 5657
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Wed Mar 18, 20 3:47 pm   Subject: Landscaping project
It is a cap gun, but was handled as if real until observations like "no safety" were made. Didn't fancy a Darwin award epitaph and I know I know very little about guns.
  Topic: Landscaping project
jema

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Views: 5657
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Wed Mar 18, 20 7:21 am   Subject: Landscaping project
Light is not much of an issue, the beds will be 75cm high, and will be in the sun from I guess mid morning, the semi circle of sleepers surround "the pit" which is a great sun trap.

Not much diggin ...
  Topic: Landscaping project
jema

Replies: 82
Views: 5657
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Mon Mar 16, 20 9:07 pm   Subject: Landscaping project
the last sentence covers the "bulge" that worried me.

that sorted tis looking promising for a level with raised beds and cold frames etc.

I figured that was likely what you were seeing I ...
 
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