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  • Greenleaves, challenge finally completed & now a new one

    As the pictures have disappeared I thought I would add an upated thread, mainly for my amusement.

    Oct 2016

    This is the starting point, a tad overgrown and home to some self seeded plum trees....complete with canker

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    Nov 2016

    A new canvas minus the plum trees, the other part of the challenge was I would only use hand tools to clear it

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    Dec 2016

    Raised beds made and laid out roughly to plan, still having to manage my other plot next door

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    Jan 2017

    Stock piled some chippings ready for the paths and began digging the first open bed....had plenty of couch grass and bindweed to keep me company!

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    Feb 2017

    First open bed finished, I will leave an 800mm path then start the next open bed. Will have to redistribute some of the soil to level it up a bit.....

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    Last edited by Greenleaves; 22-02-2019, 05:13 PM.
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  • #2
    That is an amazing transformation, especially if you have only been using hand tools. Brilliant.
    A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP. - Leonard Nimoy

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    • #3
      Brilliant work there!
      well done!
      "Nicos, Queen of Gooooogle" and... GYO's own Miss Marple

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      • #4
        Thanks for sharing again GL, you should be well proud of yourself.
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        • #5
          Looking good GL.

          The triangular plot next to yours is similar shape and size to my own, methinks.
          My Majesty made for him a garden anew in order
          to present to him vegetables and all beautiful flowers.- Offerings of Thutmose III to Amon-Ra (1500 BCE)

          Diversify & prosper


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          • #6
            Tis mine too Snadger...

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            • #7
              Good job GL!
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Greenleaves View Post
                Tis mine too Snadger...

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                Flippin eck, that much land must make you just about self sufficient in veggies!
                My Majesty made for him a garden anew in order
                to present to him vegetables and all beautiful flowers.- Offerings of Thutmose III to Amon-Ra (1500 BCE)

                Diversify & prosper


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                • #9
                  Definitely Snadger, and the the rest of the family

                  No iceberg lettuces though
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                  • #10
                    Must admit of late have not had the time to keep upto date on here!

                    But Welldone GL! Alot of hard work gone in there, as BM and others have said, you should be well proud, and worthy of it too!

                    My hat off to you sire!

                    "Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit, wisdom is knowing not to put it in a fruit salad"

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                    • #11
                      Its worth the back ache Deano
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                      • #12
                        Did a little bit over the plots today, been feeling unwell the last couple of weeks but the fresh air really helps clear my head

                        Upon arrival I feared the ground would be frozen due to the weather of late and the dusting of snow

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                        Dug 3 of the 15 raised beds, which will all get properly aligned and leveled when I have dug them all

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                        Hopefully next week I will be fighting fit again so I can crack on
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                        • #13
                          No new pictures today as I have only dug another couple of beds....how can an area 1800 x 900 mm fill a wheelbarrow with roots, shoots and weeds?

                          So on plot 54 I have 15 beds in the middle third all 1800 x 900, I grow all the traditional crops on plot 51 (next door) but want to try a few unusual veggies on plot 51.....any ideas?
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                          • #14
                            I've never grown Asparagus so am dedicating a bed to 15 plants this year...........can't wait till my 1st crop next year.
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                            • #15
                              Not much to show really, but I have had a re-think. I am now going to have five 5400x900mm beds and five 900x900mm beds in the middle third.

                              I have completed one of the 5400mm beds, ignore the white wood in the picture, just holding things in place till I drive some more rods in.

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