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PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2007 8:58 pm
by Pam
I love the ingenuity and inventiveness of the members here - great job Patricia (and hubby).

PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2007 2:36 am
by Lin
Your pond looks great Patricia - the two of you must have worked hard to finish it so quickly. Well done.

PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2007 8:53 am
by Spider Lily
Looks great Patricia and what a fantastic idea to use the clam shells! :D

I'm now eyeing off a spot in the backyard where I think I could put a half shell in!

Colorama, yours looks great also and will look even better once finished! More pics as you go along please :)

PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2007 9:06 am
by colorama
Thanks spider Lily, its coming along, we wanted to make a water fall come up and over the 3 large rock on the heap of dirt thats half the reason why we brought the pump but we havent got that far yet. The problem is i tend to start other projects and then come back to the other project.I guess this gives me time to think of what else I can do to them. but i guess these things take time and $$$ and rome wasnt built in a day.. :)
I'm want to put in a new garden out beside the bird avairy and I just had a thought too my son has a clam shell that he doesnt use any more so guess what im going to do????hehehe... :P :lol:

PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2007 10:16 am
by Sam
Patricia - is that the track running behind it that I can see in the top pictures? Looks great.

I'll have to make sure the girls don't see this thread - they'll start panicking about the sandpit! And Brian will start panicking, too!

PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2007 10:40 am
by Pam
Sam wrote:I'll have to make sure the girls don't see this thread - they'll start panicking about the sandpit! And Brian will start panicking, too!


Why? He has free time after the markets doesn't he? :wink:

PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2007 10:43 am
by Sam
I won't show him until after we get the tank in. Then he'll have some free time....after the vege garden goes back in....

PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2007 10:45 am
by Pam
rainwater tank, Sam?

PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2007 10:49 am
by Sam
Yes - takes up less space than an army one.

PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2007 10:51 am
by Pam
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Could have been a fish tank! I hadn't thought about an army one. Wish I had though. :lol:

PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2007 10:58 am
by abwal
Patricia, it is great to see the two hobbies integrated so well. I am sure your garden brings pleasure to people of all ages.

Sam, good one. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2007 11:06 am
by Patricia
Yes Sam..that is the rail track running behind the ponds...the pics below are just to give you (or hubby) an idea of where it all goes. Have to say am happy NOW with the way in which hubby has managed to blend his hobby in around the garden!!! The first pic (ie tunnel) is where the rail leaves the main garden...crosses a bridge over our 2nd driveway (bridge not totally finished yet) & the joins up with the rail line in back section as per the other photos
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2007 11:12 am
by Patricia
Thanks Abwal..yes it does give a lot of pleasure to all ages!!! trouble is the grandchildren come here & then it takes us ages to find all the "little" people after they have gone.. :D

PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2007 11:17 am
by The Estate
Yes I do love Pat's garden :P

PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2007 11:50 am
by tilly
Patricia the tunnel looks great..... :)

had a look at the clam shells today at big w...I wonder if I could maybe paint that bondcrete or whatever on the inside then throw sand all over (get rid of blue).. :?

definitely on my lists of must do's...but at the moment seem to be suffering summertime blues...all these projets I am putting off for few weeks hoping it will cool down.... :oops:

PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2007 11:56 am
by Patricia
Tilly that is probably a good thought...did you get any rain from the storm that hit parts of the Hunter yesterday?

PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2007 11:58 am
by Sam
I went to a friend's place after school when I was in high school - her brother had one! Pretty cool...

PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2007 12:37 pm
by tilly
Patricia wrote:Tilly that is probably a good thought...did you get any rain from the storm that hit parts of the Hunter yesterday?



about two drops..plonk plonk....am not exgatering(sic)...I get so frustrated when it appears a storm is coming and the end of all the huffing and puffing...we don't get enough to fill a thimble.... :cry:

PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2007 2:23 pm
by Luzy
Thanks for including the trains, Patricia! :wink: That area looks fabulous - you've both done an excellent job. :D

(Message from hubby: trestle bridge?)

PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2007 2:44 pm
by Pam
tilly wrote:Patricia the tunnel looks great..... :)

had a look at the clam shells today at big w...I wonder if I could maybe paint that bondcrete or whatever on the inside then throw sand all over (get rid of blue).. :?



Tilly, Bondcrete is not cheap, and to be honest with you I don't think it would work.

If you turned the shells black they would disappear. Bitumen paint would probably work, though I would probably give the plastic a light sanding beforehand just to be sure.