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after sorting the stones from the dirt i now have a blank page for vegies and whatever so with summer arriving here in the southern hemisphere

a huge pile of stones and no where to put them but wait
I need a path
I need more soil
so i dug deeply where the path is to go and now i found out where the soil went to that grew my giant sunflowers.
placed a foot or so of stones in the ditch
got a heap of soil in place of the stones
and got a soil draining stone path.

so with the brassicas growing wild i turned my attention to my driveway where the local council insisted i have a concrete edging to the drive (to stop water going to the neighbors place)
i told them the water usually gets into my garden for the last 80 years
but text books are text books and i have to do what i am told.
so nearly broke i engaged a bit of child labor (son and grand sons)
and last week end we all pitched in and made a lovely edging that will become a really nice garden along the fence line

the tin man i built looks on and keeps them in line

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Hi Piersdad and welcome to GoY.

5 Sep, 2009


Welcome from a north Queenlsand Aussie, Piersdad. Looks like you've been working hard to create your new vegie garden. Hope it all goes well. Looks like you also have a few other things growing already - these should fill our nicely with the spring and summer seasons.

6 Sep, 2009


wow. Consider the dirt separated from the stones alright. Good luck with your veggies. My favourite are leek and cabbage, tomato, courgette, peas, runner beans, potatoes, turnips, parsnips, carrots, etc, etc, etc. Sooooo much better tasting than shop-bought

6 Sep, 2009


thanks for the welcome
just added 6 cauliflower to the 6 brocoli
the pot plants i inherited from a friend are now with 6 tomatoes that i can put temporally in the sunniest spot till they get too big and then perhaps cover the far fence.
cabbage i fine gets too much attention from the bugs and by the time they mature the shops have them on special for a dollar
better paint the rest io\of the fence before it gets covered with greenery

6 Sep, 2009


Welcome to GoY...
looks like you are working hard there !

6 Sep, 2009


i wondered why my trousers were fitting well and i have actually lost 3 kg from 77 to 74 kg in the last week.
so there goes my winter weight

6 Sep, 2009


......and less expensive and more healthy than going to the gym ! Lol.

6 Sep, 2009


Hi Piersdad...nice to hear from you....looks like you've been busy stone quarrying! Weird to think you are facing Spring as we go into Autumn.

6 Sep, 2009


Hi PD! Nice to see you here! Hope you find plenty of inspiration here on GoY for your new garden. You must post some more photos later when your garden has had a bit more growth.

6 Sep, 2009


a new garden is like a blank artists canvas so ideas are put to practice.
the ugly fence is now a lovely green so that when the climbing plants grow they will look a lot better
off to buy some beans seeds today.
still a few frosts here today but as you lovely folk have tilted the earth to my side of the sun i will be able to start a great garden

6 Sep, 2009


Ohh I love blank spaces just crying out for plants!! - Will you be using raised beds or planting into the soil? Good luck veggies always taste nice when you've grown them yourself!

7 Sep, 2009


to the left is a 'future' sealed drive and as wife is disabled i will probably have some sort of raised garden for her to be able to tend. which gives me an idea as to how to get rid of the stones($150 a ton to dump) so i may wasah the stones and use them ornamently and the smaller rubbishy ones can fill the bottom of a raised garden.
have a lot of left over bricks from the house to us some how.

7 Sep, 2009

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