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    A garden of delight? Let’s have a look at the piccys, then.

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    Thanks VK, just resized an orientated them, here ya go…

    Oh damn, after orientating them in paint, they come out upside down…… can anyone adjust? Or is that down to me? :unsure:

    180 degree flip et voila

     

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    PLus several more now that I have learn’t how to do it properly, that first one was of the pagoda base up on the hillside…

    The walkway to heaven

    The second hand preformed cascades and pools I found on LBC

    Some of the cascades

    Current bottom pool looking like a bomb site

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    #396169

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    Wow, impressive work! Love the walkway to heaven. No, you’ve certainly not been sat on your bum. :good:   :good:

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    The pagoda base was the worst…… this is what I had to dig out and shift with a spade, see mound in foreground. The pagoda is at bottom and has yet to be disassembled, worked on, transported up  that hill and then constructed in place and then slated.

    I think the word my better half used was  “Barking”. :unsure:

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    Fantastic Gleaner !  A lot of work, I’m getting really excited how it will all come together ! Plus everyone , a lot of the concrete Japanese things, Gleaner has made himself right from making a mould . ( sorry haven’t got the correct names.!) when will it be operational and the waterfall working ?  ⛩. ⛲️

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    @Blue velvet, time frame for completion is, I estimate, sometime from 4 – 6 weeks from now. I originally thought beginning of October time, but maybe earlier. It depends on the weather, like so many other things. Too hot, and I can’t work beyond 2 pm, raining and work using electrical tools is a no go. Reference the shocking experience I had last week. You know what I mean there. :cry:

    Ref the making of the concrete lanterns etc, yes, I made them myself, but got my inspiration from watching this video on you tube. A very very talented guy is Paul Lascau. I contacted him and he was a fount of interesting information and incredibly helpful in many ways.

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    Yes it was very shocking Gleaner, nearly included a bbq ! ⚡️⚡️

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    Ended up doing the mother of all break dances BV  :wacko:

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    think we might try a walkway to heaven as mostly slip and slide up and down slopes here. have thought of diggers and steps but it looks more doable  :rose:

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    Love seeing your photos Gleaner and love your creative ideas and how well you do them. If only I lived closer, I’d love to come over and share some Sushi!  :rose:

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    Oh slaver slaver slaver tigre :yes:

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    First attempt for me @koat. Not as easy and quick to accomplish as one might think.

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    Oh,  Gleaner, you do flatter me! What’s your thought on the Sushi? ;-)

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    @gleaner I feel exhausted and need a lie down just looking at all that work! Very impressive and am looking forward to seeing the end result. :good:

    @newmiltonian I have been absent for a while so only just seen your project, wow!! That is amazing, are you going to play us a tune once it is done?

    It is really lovely to see what people are making :rose:

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    It seems our community is not without it’s clever crafts people.

    @gleaner Wow! It’s really starting to come together now. What you’ve done so far is so impressive and looks like a lot of hard work so hats off to you. I knew it was a good idea to go back for the polystyrene-type stones.

    @newmiltonian That’s so fab! What a brilliant project to take on! Once it’s finished please share a video with us, I’d love to hear how it sounds.

    There must be something in the air as I’ve been feeling a bit crafty of late and started making chairs out of Hazel. No glue, screws or nails, just oak pins and seagrass cord holding it all together.

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    Just looking back at all the beatiful  things you are all  making, such a lot of talent  and range of crafts, Witchy Poo you need to put your lovely basket in the hall of fame !  :rose:

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    @wizard, gotta say, those chairs are a true work of art. I saw them in real life recently, and believe me, they are impressive.

    Ref the composite stones, yes, it was worth doing two round trips to  get them, the rocks and the streams. But doing so on such a hot day, was challenging. Thankfully, I had chance to make a pit stop at your always welcoming house and was rewarded with drinks and chats. Twas great. You’ll have to come down here soon and see the progress.

    Just love this thread.  Brilliant work being done by everyone, and really fab encouraging comments by all. :yahoo:

    BTW, completed the stairway to heaven this morning. Now to start on with making heaven.

     

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    Looks like sleepers under the horizontals of your stairway, Gleaner?

    Wizard, your chairs are impressive, they look like Daddy Bear’s and Mummy Bear’s chairs, though Daddy’s got a big bum!

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    @Vegemite Kid, sleepers would of course be the desired material to use for making  the subframe on which the decking rests, but I vowed to myself (for economic reasons) to use only those materials which I could recuperate from the aquaponic setup.  So, the bottom frames are 15 cm x 5 cm treated and re-treated bastaings which I had as the prior frame for the decking under the AP center. They are easily cut and easy enough to screw into aswell.

    As an added thought here, I will shortly be advertising some of my smoker barrels, not for sale, but as a swap for materials which I don’t have onsite. Most notably,  several hundred roofing slates and crochets. Details to arrive soon. I would of course, deliver the barrel(s) and pick up the slates myself on my trailer.

    I also hope to do the same for some nice plants which I want to decorate the surrounds of the cascades system in exchange for one of those staved candle holders I made.

    Just so’s to refresh your memories, here are a few photos of the barrel smokers/bbq’s and candle holders.

    Please PM me to discuss.  Alternatively, I will be posting it on the swap section in the very near future

    Many thanks in anticipation, Gleaner :good:

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    Gleaner, where did the fibre stones, waterfall thingneebobs come from?

    Must say Wizard, the chairs are quite impressive, looks like the sort of thing you see on the Antiques Roadshow. Expert says,” Well Mr Wizard, they date back to when Charles 1st was on the throne and if you were to put them in an auction today I can see them making at least £3,000″. Reply from Wizard, ” Oh my goodness, but I’d never part with them”.

    Yeah, and the rest! :wacko: Wizard is spotted soon after on ‘ Flog It’! ;-)

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    I bought  them from someone up near St Meen le Grande on Leboncoin Tigre. The people had had a new larger system put in and wanted shot of their old items.

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    They look natural, Gleaner, worth the effort. :good:

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    @tigre Yes this may be true until they try to sit on them, at which point they might feel they are more decorative than functional. But v3.0 with stabilisers and anti-gravity modules are on the way!

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    Wizard, they are just fine the way they are. :rose:

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    Please stop talking about my rocks like that, they are beginning to develop a psychological problem :wacko:   ;-)…………….oh, sorry,  you were referring to Wizards chairs :yahoo:

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    All these wonderful things are a credit to all you clever people, I so admire anyone with such natural talent as that which have been displayed here, as I do artists, I envy the ability to transmit to canvas the beauty that we see all around us. Witchy has this talent as well as basket making – oooh don’t you just hate clever people!! (Not really I am full of admiration) M F. is good with making things from wood but I have no talents in the craft department (I can make an edible cake though and put pen to paper – does that count?)

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    You have loads of talents Fruits, all your wonderful cakes, all the renorvating you’ve done too plus all the redesign of the gardens you’ve done!  Plus ofcourse all your stories, by the way when you have a minute………  ;-)   :rose:

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    Bless you Blue, funny you should say that…………. working on one, it may take a while!

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    Fruitcake @barjan I agree with BV, your stories are wonderful as well as your cakes, in fact if your baking was not so good I would be half the woman I am ;-)

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