The Smurf
Steam Garden
Island Race
Little Floater
4AGE build
AMOC Pasta
AMOC 5th
The Garden
New HQ
Mr Ed (16v)
SMD castle
Camp Jul05
Camp May05
Annie Done
MR2 _1
Snow '05
Ed Spec
Annie Fix
Trailer 2
Mini Prayer
Spag Art
Trailer 1
The Pool
Ed at Lydden
Riv Run '03
Ed Vids #01
New Arrival
Rebuild 2
Rebuild 1
Taz Swap
Painting 2
Lakes 2000
Painting 1
CC 2000
MLM Dyno
Spag & FTM
Doris of Old

The Garden


A spot of 'extreme' gardening to get things tidied up, April 07.

Messy fence and manky trees at the bottom of the garden.

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A day later, no trees, just a pile of ash ;-)

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A day after that a new fence was up.

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Shuttering in place ready for the level of the garden to be raised at the back of the garage.

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Front garden chopped back .

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Now onto the heavy stuff, digger & Dumper on hire for a week starting 13/04/2007 !!!

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First a bit of a practise in the back garden. Knowing there was machinery in the garden, Neil came over to play :-)

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Then onto the real job of digging out the front garden for more parking...

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Elaine and the dumper, bring front garden to the back...

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The garden roughly levelled to the height of the drive, the next job was to take another 6 or 7 inches out (Oh er!)

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Elaine doing the final digging, and posing for the camera ;-)

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 Pretty flat and mostly the right depth too - hooray for ladies with diggers!

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Slap down a bit of membrane to help prevent weeds (and the whole drive sinking), then add 20T of Type1 crushed granite.

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It took about a day to get the stone spread, levelled and compacted, but then it was a driveway :-)

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Back garden finally levelled with the addition of about 30T of soil, plus a bit of decking at the change in level. There is a cunning plan to hide 1000l of rainwater collection under there at some point...

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Finally while we hade the skip, the stupid roofless conservatory (dogatorium) came down making a more useable space...

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A few pics of the stoopid brave Robin that became addicted to the sound of the digger in his quest for worms...

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Sneaking some water storage under the decking...


Buy a  water container, about 1000l should do.

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Stick your significant other in a hole (you can help too to prevent serious disputes!)

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When the hole is the right size, then lower the tank in by whatever precarious method you can invent.

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Remember to check the deck will fit back on!

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And when the lid is back on - remember to finish painting it ;-)

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