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My Next Garden Project

Discussion in 'Garden Projects and DIY' started by Folly Mon, Apr 30, 2012.

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Do i Give her the £££ for some Retail Therpy & Start the Job? or wait till next year?

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  1. Folly Mon

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    As Many of you Know Im Going to have a Go @ building an Arbour if that is the Correct Word a Sneek Preview of Some of the Conponents Iv Gatherd so Far

    Iv Got 420 reclaimed Bricks Aprox @ last count need aprox another 300 Iv got these few bits to get me started 1 Bath stone fire place curtasey of Ziggy bless his soul :wub2: 6 Terracotta Window Cills out of the Stourbridge School of Art Built in 1899 1 lovely Stone Corbull Again off the Legend Ziggy Searchfield :dbgrtmb: Iv Also Got 1 Window Frame Left Over From the Build of my Folly
    Cuz i bought to many :lunapic 130165696578242 5:No Dout i will come across other bits and pices to add

    Oh Iv Also Got Enouf Dread Nought Tiles to make a nice roof that i took off my wishing well

    i want to make it like a shower proof shelter if you get wot i mean with a bit of a Grand look to it :WINK1:

    So When You Walk Thru The Folly Gate
    The 1st thing that springs to mind is :wow:

    i could not afford a stone entrance or stone door way you am talking Telephone numbers to get hold of 1 of them :mad: Bit Gutted to fair!!!

    So Using My Imagination I Rekon & Hope & Pray i can make my own out of the Window Cills using 1 as the lintel and the other 5 as the sides if that makes sence?? it Duz to Me :snork:

    I Have Got a Problem to be Fair My OH Duz Not want me to do it yet!!!

    She Said she Dont want the Mess & Me Trashing the Lawn Again

    Wot do you Think?? Should i Wedge Her UP Send her out Shappin For the Day For A Bit of Retail Therpy?? Bosha the Footings am in!!!

    or should i wait till next year??

    She Hates The Mess

    Me Im A Mons Mon I doa Care about a bit of mess for a wik or 2

    When the End Result wot Iv Got Pictured in my head Appers @ The Bottom of the Garden BINGO

    I Carnt wait another year NO WAY

    Who Knows I MIGHT BE JED BY THEN

    Treat Every Day like its your last THAT WAY You Make The Most of your Day!!!
    Thats My Motto Gails Mottos am Much Diffrent to Mine :dunno:

    Wots Your Thoughts???

    Kind Regards FM Nick


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    Good morning Folly mon,
    pardon me if I am being a bit personal here but I am trying to help you by keeping the bloomin' missus sweet. Can you not treat her to a little bit of TLC with a day or two with a sister or a friend somewhere nice? A little mini break? Then you could do some of most messy work when she ain't lookin....
    Why not start by taking her u p a cup of tea in bed.
    Jenny namaste
    ?? what have I started here ?? :sofa:
     
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      As Jenny says, friends are useful for taking women out shopping - saves us having to do it (and the ensuing argument!). WEDGE HER UP!
       
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        ps - halfway through the day give her a call and tell her to get a new broom!!!

        :sofa:
         
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        • Lolimac

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          Do it Follymon:dbgrtmb:......Gail will be chuffed to bits when it's done.....keep convincing her how amazing it's going to be and she'll have all summer to enjoy it:WINK1:

          Hang on a minute......Who's side am i on:biggrin:
           
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            In order to keep diplomacy alive Loli, you and me gotta spin loadsa plates at the same time methinks,
             
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              It sound like a brilliant idea Nick! And you've got all the right components to make a start. If you need more inspiration (although you've probably got enough ideas bursting out of your head anyway!) have a look at http://www.redwoodstone.com/ who make amazing follies, and can supply bits and pieces which won't break the bank. Also, they're really nice people to deal with. Have a look at my Chelsea garden "The Pilgrims Rest, as without the materials they supplied, I wouldn't have been able to produce such an amazing structure.
               
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                sounds a grate idea Jenny :ThankYou:
                 
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                Your on my side like im on yours :lunapic 130165696578242 5:

                Fern Planted today in Jack Macs Head And Re Homed Him Behind the turret on the Folly So Hope Fully The Fern Will Grow Over The Turret :dbgrtmb:
                 
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                  Thank you So Much Boghopper Love Both Links
                  Your Work is Dream Work I:wub2:it so does My Misses

                  Wot an Honor to Get Advice From a Chelsea Show Medal Winner

                  God Bless You For Tacking The Time to Show Me and Thank You For Sharing Your Work with Me It is Exactly as you described AMAZING :wow:

                  I Have Seen Redwoods web site before and totley Agree there stuff is TOP NOTCH All The Best Nick

                  Time to get Saveing a few £££s and get a couple of components from Redwood I Rekon :dbgrtmb:
                   
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                    Do it !!!
                    You dont know whats around the corner.

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                      I thought I had a headache or to the other day. and my hair is sprouting,
                      I need to visit the hair dresser :)

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                        Now Nick, if you try buttering up the other half she's going to suspect you're up to something. :heehee: You could compromise and leave it until the end of the summer (it's only a few months away) so she can have the garden in one piece for a while. Meanwhile you can get it all planned and ready to go. It will give you a project for later in the year when not much else is happening in the garden. :)

                        On the other hand you can try bribery. Come clean and tell her you want to do it now and see what she will accept in exchange, a weekend away or something of the like if you have the pennies to spare. :)
                         
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                          Your Hair looks lovely DON'T CUT IT YET :dbgrtmb:
                           
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