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Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 20 8:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Working without gloves outdoors in cold weather is an over rated pastime I agree.

Slim



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 20 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

It really enhances negative reinforcement aspects of improving your aim while hammering nails

jema
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 20 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Wind damage to one of our fulling apart sheds today, easily fixed in this case.
But does rather suggest that once this exercise is over then more shed and greenhouse building will be the order of the day.

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 20 8:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Slim wrote:
It really enhances negative reinforcement aspects of improving your aim while hammering nails

jema
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 20 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    



That's a 1.2M bed, tomorrow hopefully a 1.8m and something to fill the gap.

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 20 8:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Looks good.

jema
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 20 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    



Terrible picture, I have leveled and aligned since the pic and it seems accurate so I am probably going to earth them up a bit before doing the middle bit.

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 20 8:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Double looks good.

jema
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 20 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    



Middle tray now built and planted. So filling the big ones, levelling to the needed dimensions and building more raised beds next.
The final construction plans in involve bits that are all of a sudden hard to get though

dpack



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 20 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

are you planning on rubble filling the base of the beds to act as gabions to retain the top level?

jema
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 20 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

I have put a little rubble in, but these are not really retaining very much at all, so I'm quite relaxed. I am mostly known for over engineering!
This is an exception as to my mind if I have gone too light, it really will not be a tragedy.
The real retaining work is on the far side.

dpack



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 20 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

six or 8 inches should do the job to hold the level of the top layer and stop it pushing the planters if it does slump a bit after being cut to planter level below it

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 20 8:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Extended looks good.

Is the retaining wall or whatever below the level of the planters?

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 20 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Not sure what you are asking? the raised beds are the retaining wall, albeit they really are not retaining very much as this point. Hence being quite relaxed about it. The challenge will be where the slope really gets going.

dpack



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 20 1:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

the slope drops off quite steeply after that level.

as jema said that level is the easy bit, the next ones have a far more challenging gradient

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