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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,231 ✭✭✭Cody montana


    Same, I planted a load last year and usually only return home every second week.

    Great to see life in the garden again.



  • Registered Users Posts: 4,189 ✭✭✭standardg60


    Came across a rather nice Mimosa today, unreal fragrance from the flowers was evident from 30metres away!



  • Registered Users Posts: 27,999 ✭✭✭✭looksee


    That's rather spectacular, I didn't realise they could grow that big here.



  • Registered Users Posts: 27,999 ✭✭✭✭looksee


    First time this camellia has flowered, I am delighted with it. Lots more flowers to come. Its in an area that not a lot is willing to grow in so its particularly satisfying to see it.



  • Registered Users Posts: 4,189 ✭✭✭standardg60


    That is one healthy Camellia



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  • Registered Users Posts: 15,314 ✭✭✭✭Supercell


    Not what my lovely Pluot tree wanted to see..


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  • Registered Users Posts: 15,314 ✭✭✭✭Supercell


    Some snowy pictures..

    Pink Camelia

    Gooseberry bush

    Peregrine Peach Blossom


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5 LukeChain


    So many gorgeous pics here 😍



  • Registered Users Posts: 13,494 ✭✭✭✭joujoujou
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    Raised beds in our garden were in urgent need of overhauling. Despite being made of pre-treated timber and a lot (really - A LOT) of other stuff like decking oil etc. applied they all were rotten and started to fall apart. Lasted approx 10 years.

    Went online to search more reliable material for rebuild. First idea came to use composite decking, but more googling brought cheaper and IMO easier solution - recycled plastic. Another good thing was it's made locally - there's family run business near Castlebar recycling plastic, so went there, bought what we needed and few days ago we built that:

    We built two of them. First one took approx. 4 hours, second one less than 2 hours (experience matters ;-) ). I have 4 more raised beds to replace asap and 3 more probably couple of years later. Will definately use the same material.

    I bet these recycled ones would last decades (if not longer) and they're maintenance free.



  • Registered Users Posts: 785 ✭✭✭bored_newbie


    Looks really nice. I need something like that, would you mind sharing how much it would cost? (you can PM me if you like)



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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,462 ✭✭✭mayo.mick


    I got a price from them a few months ago, only getting around to starting a few projects with the tidy towns.




  • Registered Users Posts: 13,494 ✭✭✭✭joujoujou
    Unregistered Users


    Thank you.

    Sorry for late reply, couldn't locate paperwork.

    Now, raised bed with dimensions of 2400x400x300 mm (L x W x H) needed 5 boards and 1 square post.

    Tongue and groove board 2400x150x22 mm brown - 17.08 + VAT each.

    Square grey post 2400x50x50 mm - 12.50 + VAT each.

    A box (100) of stainless screws 6x70 - 20.65 + VAT.

    We built 2 beds, so total cost (10 boards + 2 posts + box of screws) was 266.23 euro, including VAT, excluding our labour.



  • Registered Users Posts: 785 ✭✭✭bored_newbie


    Thanks a lot, that's not a bad price at all.

    I kinda wish I had gone with recycled plastic for my outdoor furniture instead of the synthetic rattan that is clogging up my shed most of the year.



  • Registered Users Posts: 13,494 ✭✭✭✭joujoujou
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    Not bad price indeed. :-)

    These guys also build and sell garden furniture in loads of sizes, colours and shapes, taking custom orders as well. These yokes are not cheap, but they're really well made and will last forever.

    Quick internet lookup and comparison - 6 person timber picnic table vs plastic one shows plastic one is roughly two times dearer. Knowing from my own experience, spent hundreds of euros for timber treatment stuff, spent an awful lot of time applying it and my picnic table rot to pieces after 12 years despite my efforts. Plastic ones need no treatment whatsoever, will more than likely last 100 or more years. Oh, and all screws and bolts are made of stainless steel.



  • Registered Users Posts: 722 ✭✭✭OscarMIlde


    My springtime pots starting to bloom.



  • Registered Users Posts: 47 ShadowSA


    Taken last week.



  • Registered Users Posts: 785 ✭✭✭bored_newbie




  • Registered Users Posts: 1,323 ✭✭✭nigeldaniel


    Does anyone else have a rough corner of their garden with a few bits and bobs growing about?

    Dan.



  • Moderators, Arts Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 76,295 Mod ✭✭✭✭New Home




  • Registered Users Posts: 1,047 ✭✭✭Mr.Wemmick




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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,047 ✭✭✭Mr.Wemmick


    Despite the crazy weather the spring bulbs did okay this year. I really didn’t expect some of the tulips to come up because the winter had been so wet with the ground saturated for months.



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