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5 years5 yearsbarkerbarker posted:
My mammoth tree trunk stepped garden: Awesome present!

No Bobcat. Just a pick, a shovel, and a wheelbarrow unfortunately. Although I do have a lovely selection of shovels...

5 years5 yearsbarkerbarker posted:
My mammoth tree trunk stepped garden: Awesome present!

The grass I planted was a giant bag of cool season grass from bunnings, which I have used to seed the back paddock twice (first one kind of failed) and…

5 years5 yearsbarkerbarker posted:
My mammoth tree trunk stepped garden: Awesome present!

Hi all,
It has been a good long while but I have been busy (not always with the garden though).
The grass I sowed bloomed brilliantly throughout autumn and survived the winter.…

6 years6 yearsbarkerbarker posted:
My mammoth tree trunk stepped garden: Awesome present!

So the grass is coming along great (5 mows in but I think the horses hate me as I won't let them eat it yet as the roots are still…

6 years6 yearsbarkerbarker posted:
My mammoth tree trunk stepped garden: Awesome present!

I has not taken well near the garage nor around the back. The main places it has taken well were the areas that I 'filled in' with the dirt/rock I…

6 years6 yearsbarkerbarker posted:
My mammoth tree trunk stepped garden: Awesome present!

it is very exciting!
Today I gave it a little trim as according to my ruler it was getting up to 11cm and so I mowed it back to about 6…

6 years6 yearsbarkerbarker posted:
My mammoth tree trunk stepped garden: Awesome present!

So it is still patchy, but the seed is taking well. Starting to taper off the watering and some parts are almost at mowable level. Will apply another round of…

6 years6 yearsbarkerbarker posted:
My mammoth tree trunk stepped garden: Awesome present!

Thanks AKB
When I designed the logs, I left a section no terraced to act as a ramp at either end of the house so I can still drive up, push…

6 years6 yearsbarkerbarker posted:
My mammoth tree trunk stepped garden: Awesome present!

So I have been quiet for a while, plodding along. I got all the fill moved around and levelled (mild slope for drainage) out new area. Got 5 tonne of…

My mammoth tree trunk stepped garden: Awesome present!
6 years6 yearsbarkerbarker posted:
My mammoth tree trunk stepped garden: Awesome present!

Warning: Prone to ramble...
Hi all, I moved into our new house almost a year ago (see my old thread here http://forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=53000) and for most of this time, DW and I…

6 years6 yearsbarkerbarker posted:
My mammoth tree trunk stepped garden: Awesome present!

Got home today to large piles of dirt. My wife had a present for me. The landlord next door had been doing maintenance on the property in between tenants and…

6 years6 yearsbarkerbarker posted:
My mammoth tree trunk stepped garden: Awesome present!

I moved all of them except the 4 metre one by hand. That one I used a 4wd. For the others I either carried, rolled, crab-walked them with ropes, lifted…

6 years6 yearsbarkerbarker posted:
My mammoth tree trunk stepped garden: Awesome present!

Progress is slow, but there is progress.
I needed more logs so I have taken them from the kids' playground which also meant moving the plants and garden edging so that…

6 years6 yearsbarkerbarker posted:
My mammoth tree trunk stepped garden: Awesome present!

The first log down. DS felt that he had to check if it was stable. I later decided that it wasn't and rolled it around a bit. Behind you can…

6 years6 yearsbarkerbarker posted:
My mammoth tree trunk stepped garden: Awesome present!

To help out, I brought in some heavy machinery (found it at the tip, so saved me 30 bucks for one of his Christmas presents...I did clean it before giving…

6 years6 yearsbarkerbarker posted:
My mammoth tree trunk stepped garden: Awesome present!

34 barrows of dirt I have moved, 34 barrows of dirt, I use my pick and shovel it up, a million more barrows of dirt to be moved...
Bit more progress,…

6 years6 yearsbarkerbarker posted:
My mammoth tree trunk stepped garden: Awesome present!

Thanks to all the comments so far. About to go have a well-deserved milkshake.
I am up to 25 wheel barrow loads cut out and transferred and barely made a…

6 years6 yearsbarkerbarker posted:
Barker's - Posting from my new house

Been a bit quiet here for the past year.
Settling in. Have curtains in three rooms and paper blinds in the rest. Have two light fittings. The vinyl plank flooring we…

6 years6 yearsbarkerbarker posted:
My mammoth tree trunk stepped garden: Awesome present!

Long shot of the project which gives a scale of the size of the area. The bottom row finishes about here as the drive way slopes up. Each of the…

6 years6 yearsbarkerbarker posted:
My mammoth tree trunk stepped garden: Awesome present!

This shows (with difficulty as all the dirt is the same colour) the start of the cut in around the septic tanks to the front of the garage. The logs…

7 years7 yearsbarkerbarker posted:
Window in pantry?

Tinting plus external shutter. Hot pantry equals food spoiling quicker.

7 years7 yearsbarkerbarker posted:
Snake Deterrents ?

When I have spoken the to the experts, the ones that emit a 'pulse' do not work. I have even seen photos of a snake sleeping on one of them…

7 years7 yearsbarkerbarker posted:
Barker's - Posting from my new house

Been a while since I posted, but tonight I am doing it from my new home office!
Just under 3 months after having handover, I have my hands on the Certificate…

7 years7 yearsbarkerbarker posted:
dvestate's Build - Blog updated :)

Move in this weekend, although already been staying there at least once a week

7 years7 yearsbarkerbarker posted:
dvestate's Build - Blog updated :)

With us, the circuit breaker was 'off' until their installed the system. Then they flicked it over.

7 years7 yearsbarkerbarker posted:
Custom Design floor plan thread post them here!!

roadrunner,
I would lose some of the 'patio' to make a walk in pantry. There is great storage everywhere else but only pantry or overhead cupboards in kitchen. If the patio…

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