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« on: Sat 20 September, 2008 - 03:53 pm »

one to go...

only taken me 6 hours or so to drill, rebate and assemble the feckin thing from tongue & groove retaining wall h4 treated pine...    it's built to withstand earthquakes, tsunamis and random acts of God...  eek

oh yeah the feckers who cut and delivered the pine cut one length WRONG by 100mm... how frickin hard is it to get that right when I specified *I can't cut it at home so it has to be THE RIGHT LENGTH* 
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« Reply #1 on: Sat 20 September, 2008 - 04:44 pm »

   pics please!!!!
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« Reply #2 on: Sat 20 September, 2008 - 06:57 pm »

So maybe you should come and house sit my place in october and do the gardens hehe   
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« Reply #3 on: Mon 22 September, 2008 - 11:49 am »

pick me pick me  cylly  i loves house sitting   
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« Reply #4 on: Mon 22 September, 2008 - 04:22 pm »

your such a trooper pee 



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« Reply #5 on: Mon 22 September, 2008 - 05:27 pm »

Impatient still waiting on those pics... 
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« Reply #6 on: Mon 22 September, 2008 - 08:46 pm »

I'm nearly done building them, had to get some more bolts and will have to fiddle'n'giggle to get the last panel on...

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« Reply #7 on: Mon 22 September, 2008 - 08:48 pm »

   You really should use your wonderfully creative imagination with words, and put them on paper in children's books snowpee 
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« Reply #8 on: Tue 23 September, 2008 - 07:34 am »

funny you say that, I love writing and was thinking just recently of trying a children's book that I can illustrate... 

and since I'm unemployed I have no excuses not to try anything at the mo... my savings won't last for long...

but first those raised beds, I have to level them out today, I have a poopy spirit level somewhere...  eek  then hopefully clear around them - I built them pretty much where Mum was growing a few veges in a scruffy patch at the back of the section, so I'll lift-&-seperate the multiplying leeks and replant those in the next week or so once the earth gets delivered...

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« Reply #9 on: Thu 25 September, 2008 - 09:40 am »

got 3sq metres of compost being delivered tomorrow! 

will takes som pics this weekend!

I've also put some 6 foot deer fencing wire [I scrounded from the tip] along the back fence for the grape I transplanted last year and I'm gonna put in some passionfruit there too...  eek
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« Reply #10 on: Thu 25 September, 2008 - 03:47 pm »

   snowpee on a roll! you go girl!!!

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« Reply #11 on: Thu 25 September, 2008 - 06:26 pm »

I just caught some free-range tiger worms for the wormery I'm buying mum... I was chucking some birch offcuts (that got cut down when one of the silver birches had to be taken out 2 years ago) and found gazillions of tiger worms [+ eggs] nibbling away at it so I saved as many as I could... fast wee buggers! they're now tucked up in a dark conatainer with some scraps to keep them going until my can-o-worms worm farm arrives...

 
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« Reply #12 on: Thu 25 September, 2008 - 07:03 pm »

 

Awesome work Peeper

Come do my new place? 
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« Reply #13 on: Thu 25 September, 2008 - 07:51 pm »

 

I'm slow and not very good  still, better than some numpty builder all things considered... 

the cost to build the beds has been just over $500 - wood [$230] bolts [$70] and compost [$215]

I could have got the bolts cheaper at farmlands... about a 1/3 less there...

All in all I've built them to last forever... and they look fairly tidy for a first effort... they're straight-ish  eek 
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« Reply #14 on: Thu 25 September, 2008 - 08:49 pm »

Bloody hell...I just filled the sandpit in with free topsoil 
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« Reply #15 on: Fri 26 September, 2008 - 07:20 pm »

the raised beds...

http://images.trademe.co.nz/photoserver/9/76926709_full.jpg

the little f**ker can kick dirt for miles... 

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http://images.trademe.co.nz/photoserver/52/76926852_full.jpg

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« Reply #16 on: Fri 26 September, 2008 - 08:36 pm »

  Well done snowpee! They look fanbloodytastic!!!

Now your gonna come to the Naki and do some for me eh?   
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« Reply #17 on: Sat 27 September, 2008 - 09:47 am »

 

I still have about a 1/3 of the compost mountain to move... they brought a bit more than I thought they would...  eek  luckily it hasn't rained so it's fairly easy to shovel into the wheel barrow...
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« Reply #18 on: Sat 27 September, 2008 - 10:10 am »

   too windy to play in the garden today
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« Reply #19 on: Sun 28 September, 2008 - 12:55 pm »

what a gorgeous dog!


oh and the raised gardens look great too 
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« Reply #20 on: Sat 4 October, 2008 - 08:24 am »

woohoo! I just won 2 Maori Potato auctions... I've gone a bit growing mad... 
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« Reply #21 on: Sat 4 October, 2008 - 01:56 pm »

You mean Kumara?  eek

And you go girl! 
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« Reply #22 on: Sat 4 October, 2008 - 02:00 pm »

Maori potatoes are diff to kumera
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« Reply #23 on: Sat 4 October, 2008 - 02:10 pm »

   kumera...

nope, a bunch of different ones
urenika
whataroa
raupi
makoikoi
kowiniwini
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they tend to be coloured heritage ones (purple skins etc...) I'm not familiar with all of them but they're yum if a bit fiddlier to prepare because they tend to have deeper eyes, uneven shapes etc...

    
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« Reply #24 on: Sat 4 October, 2008 - 02:11 pm »

oops typo kumara

that better pee? 
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« Reply #25 on: Sat 4 October, 2008 - 02:16 pm »

 eek  oops

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« Reply #26 on: Sat 4 October, 2008 - 02:18 pm »

no you were right scoobs, i was just typing too fast
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« Reply #27 on: Sat 4 October, 2008 - 02:20 pm »

ahhhh f**k it. can't be bothered changing it again 
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« Reply #28 on: Sat 4 October, 2008 - 02:20 pm »

 

It's Mum's birthday tomorrow, I've tracked down a bunch of heritage seeds for her raised beds and some scented bulbs (old fashioned freesias) for her to plant while I'm here to set up her garden in a more low maintenance way...

I'm preparing lawn where there is a weedy tangle at the moment and moving the edibles all to one corner around the raised vege beds...  eek

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« Reply #29 on: Sat 4 October, 2008 - 02:22 pm »

i ant wait to sell and get my house on section, cos i wanna do stuff like that

i gonna do raised beds too, but around the edge of the section and with a lip on them so they can double as extra seating for BBQs etc
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« Reply #30 on: Sat 4 October, 2008 - 02:34 pm »

ohhhhhh that's a good idea suga
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« Reply #31 on: Wed 15 October, 2008 - 08:51 pm »

http://www.organik.co.nz/maori_spuds.html


The 'Tutaekuri' you will often see promoted as 'Ureneka'

I have a family member who has grown maori potatoes from seed for many many years and been involved with getting them back into mainstream again.

Tutaekuri...means 'dog s**t' 
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« Reply #32 on: Thu 16 October, 2008 - 09:04 am »

I'll tell Mum   
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« Reply #33 on: Sun 19 October, 2008 - 01:15 pm »

Well I did a bit this weekend.   Took a bit of a drive out to Warkworth to pick up a plum tree which is now planted out the front. 

And I got a blueberry plant which is now in a large pot.  I had to direct as I was not allowed to dig. 
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« Reply #34 on: Sun 19 October, 2008 - 05:07 pm »

Of course you not allowed to dig yet     

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« Reply #35 on: Sun 19 October, 2008 - 05:19 pm »

 

$15  just a baby  Got it off TM
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« Reply #36 on: Sun 19 October, 2008 - 05:21 pm »

ohhhhh bonus! *runs off to lookie at TM*
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« Reply #37 on: Sun 19 October, 2008 - 06:04 pm »

   Nufink there
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« Reply #38 on: Sun 19 October, 2008 - 08:14 pm »

woohoo! I just won 2 Maori Potato auctions... I've gone a bit growing mad... 

Bought mine at the local farm store!
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« Reply #39 on: Tue 28 October, 2008 - 05:42 pm »



$15  just a baby  Got it off TM

What variety Cylly?
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