01-12-2015, 09:43 AM
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  • mikeperry
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After the so called success of installing this flowerbed in 2013, the good lady wife suggested we (that would be The Royal We) put in another one and connect them together...

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2014-03-15: Laying out "curved" back edge of new flowerbed



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2014-03-15: Started digging out new flowerbed



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2014-03-20: Fingers-crossed I'll finish digging out the new flowerbed tomorrow



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2014-03-21: New flowerbed dugout. Next step, installing edging & back filling to grade with compost...

Each barrow load (20+) involved ~300m round-trip = achy & tired



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2014-03-26: Steel edging installed along grass line



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2014-03-26: Beta posing after helping to partially backfill new flowerbed with compost



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2014-03-30: Concrete edging installed along front edge of new flowerbed



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2014-03-30: New flowerbed back filled to grade with compost. Final stage, planting out...



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2014-04-26: New flowerbed planted out with Missouri Natives from Missouri Wildflowers Nursery



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2014-04-26: New flowerbed planted out with Missouri Natives from Missouri Wildflowers Nursery



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2014-10-27: Flowerbed planted out with Missouri Natives, six months on from completion



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2014-10-27: Flowerbed planted out with Missouri Natives, six months on from completion

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 01-12-2015, 10:09 AM
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Very nice indeed!

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 01-12-2015, 11:48 AM
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Very nice, Mike! Smile

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 01-12-2015, 05:41 PM
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Mike, you must have invented the term "green thumb." Biggrin

Beautiful. Thumbsup

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 01-12-2015, 06:19 PM
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Beautiful job!

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 01-13-2015, 07:42 AM
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Mike,
Looks great. I was glad to see the dates. When I saw the thread title I thought "If Mike is showing springlike conditions at his place while we are in the throes of winter (high today of 18F reached at 6 AM)......." Biggrin

Phil

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 01-13-2015, 11:49 AM
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Nice work again, Mike!

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 01-14-2015, 11:32 AM
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Gents, thank you for the kind words Cheers

Phil, you will be pleased to hear, it is also brass monkey weather here...

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 01-17-2015, 11:18 AM
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(01-14-2015, 11:32 AM)mikeperry Wrote: Gents, thank you for the kind words Cheers

Phil, you will be pleased to hear, it is also brass monkey weather here...

Mike,
yes I am pleased to hear thatWink
Kiddingnof course. In years past was always amazed at how different your weather was from ours.

3F this morning and now a balmy 18F.

Phil

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