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Posted 09 January 2014 - 07:14 PM

I have been thinking and planning a new back garden for a number of years......well this week was the beginning of mega developments.......I did feel sick before Matt started....


So in rolled the digger.....and 3 skips later the ground was almost clear.

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Then it rained and we developed a lake and moat. The picture was taken at lunchtime when the lads had drained away a lot of the water. The moat is where the foundations for the raised patio will be.....

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Posted 10 January 2014 - 11:28 AM

Hi Stella,

Sounds like a great idea. You certainly do a lot for your torts. :)  Best of luck with the project! ;)

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Posted 11 January 2014 - 06:37 PM

Ah Freddy, I must admit to a bit of selfishness here, I need a garden that is easy to manage in my old age. So although the developments will hopefully make the back garden easy to maintain, there is an element of tort safety for a larger wandering area!! I can't wait til it is finished. X x x hugs x

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Posted 11 January 2014 - 10:27 PM

Looks like a lot of hard work going on, but it will be worth it in the end as you say, for you and your tortoises.

I'm doing some very minor changes this year to mine, but hopefully with a bonus for the torts too ;)



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Posted 13 January 2014 - 04:43 PM

It would be great to see pictures Sue..... This year in Tort Lodge Gardens I am hoping to get some more plants in..... Some that won't get eaten in seconds and will offer a bit of shade and digging opportunities!! I have been checking out Oz's set up for this. Last year what didn't get eaten got trampled and flattened!!!! Does anyone have any ideas how to stop this x x hugs x x

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 07:18 PM

We are nearly there.......I am really pleased with how it is going..


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And then the lights......



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Hugs x x x

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 10:58 PM

Looks great stella,plenty of time and money has gone in to that no doubt :)

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 11:09 PM

Are the flags going to be covered Stella. Sorry difficult to imagine, I probably missed a bit :)



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Posted 20 February 2014 - 08:43 PM

Matt..... It is my mums inheritance I have spent..... She loved her garden so it seemed a fitting tribute to her.
Not sure what you mean about the pavers being covered Sue. They will be as you see. X x hugs x x

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 09:51 PM

Yes im sure she would be very pleased stella as it looks great :).roll on the summer so you can get out and make the most of it :)

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Posted 21 February 2014 - 09:33 AM

Oh, it's me, sorry, thought the paved area was the tort area lol 



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Posted 21 February 2014 - 01:31 PM

No Sue... lol.... I have Tort Lodge Gardens for the torts.... However, everything is nice and safe now should they feel the need to have a wander round!! X x x hugs x x

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Posted 21 February 2014 - 03:11 PM

I really must start looking at things through my human eyes and not the tort ones lol :blush: Sorry about that. I'm sure your Mum will be thrilled with your use of inheritance. I had a little windfall yesterday from a lady who I cared for, but had to turn it down as we are not allowed to have legacies etc. I do hope the person who benefits will put it to good use, there's nothing like a nice garden is there?



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Posted 21 February 2014 - 06:04 PM

Hi Stella, it looks great :)

 hopefully we get another great summer so you can enjoy it. x



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Posted 21 February 2014 - 06:09 PM

Hi Stella,

The paved area looks great and now the torts have a safe area that's great too. It was money well spent. I'm sure your mum would be proud. Well done again.

Roll on summer! lol :)

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Posted 22 February 2014 - 05:18 PM

I can't wait to get outside and get planting. And get my torts up so they can explore if they wish. It is strange to look at the garden now as because it has been levelled the garden borders are now raised beds...... And the raised herb garden is not as raised as it was!!!!

It is no bad thing viewing the world through torts eyes Sue... Lol..... I have had them in mind throughout the works!!! And only tort safe plants will be planted where they can roam. David is going to make a few hides to scatter on the soily bits..
My concern now is Tom our hedgehog, who has lived in Hog Palace all winter and who I think is moving about now. He will need a little step ladder to get onto the pavers which was once his lawn. X x x hugs x x




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