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    What Happened In Your Garden Today?

    Quote Originally Posted by John_D4 View Post
    There’s a similar thread in the D2 section which is a great read, so as a new D4 convert from the D2 land I thought its time we have a similar thread.
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    So...just take a pic of something either interesting, boring, or frustrating that involved your mostly trusty beast and post it here. No pic? That’s fine tell us about it.


    As can be seen there are similar threads in other sections, which seem like a good idea, so I thought I'd start one here.

    I'll start off with, (well I should've started this thread on Sunday), I trimmed my hedge of Chinese Star Jasmine with my telescopic Renegade hedger but it has started sticking & slipping, but I just tapped it on the ground to get it going again. Renegade is Trade Tools home brand so I'm hoping they can fix it. I also "mowed" the backyard with the whipper snipper and did the front edges.

    So what did everyone else get up to?...…….

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    What Happened In Your Garden Today?

    Although not today and probably a year or two ago, it’s still funny so I thought that I’d share it.

    I was doing some general gardening one day when I noticed the newly planted ‘butterfly bush’ getting eaten by black striped caterpillars. I got rather mad at the caterpillars and picked them off throwing them in the green bin. Job done, I was happy.

    A couple of days later I was out there again with the little fairy princess in tow. I spotted the same caterpillars and went to throw it also in the bin when a very cross, bordering on psychotic, note redeeming fairy princess told me that in killing monarch butterflies. Apparently the black striped caterpillars change into monarch butterflies. Me, now severely chastened, returned that caterpillar safely to the bush and kept quiet about the others.

    I know know mostly everything about monarch butterflies. Who would have thought that they’re attracted to a bush with a name like ‘butterfly bush’?

    Here’s a pic of the ‘good’ caterpillars

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    Arranged with a mate to borrow his 5t excavator and sifting bucket for the weekend.

    Let the carnage begin!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tombie View Post
    Arranged with a mate to borrow his 5t excavator and sifting bucket for the weekend.

    Let the carnage begin!
    Sounds like fun... post some pics afterwards pls?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tombie View Post
    Arranged with a mate to borrow his 5t excavator and sifting bucket for the weekend.

    Let the carnage begin!
    I'm guessing you lost one of those exorbitantly expensive Land Rover wheel nuts in your garden?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tombie View Post
    Arranged with a mate to borrow his 5t excavator and sifting bucket for the weekend.

    Let the carnage begin!
    And... where are the pics??
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    Each spring I swear that I’m going to do better with the weeds next year. So this weekend I sprayed roundup everywhere that needed it, mowed, line trimmed, hedges trimmed, poopy scooped... and went nuts in the garden bed with a Dutch hoe (the tool not the girl!). Hopefully my new found war on weeds will continue and won’t be a single battle war!
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    Quote Originally Posted by John_D4 View Post
    And... where are the pics??
    Sorry, put them in the Lockdown thread.
    Here you go.

    Pic is the excess, sifted soil on right and the rubble waiting to be loaded out on left (next to boat)

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    As a secondary note.

    I’m considering making some raised garden beds to utilise the excess soil, adding appropriate mulch etc as they are built.

    I’m also about to commence an aquaponics set up after seeing a friends set up.
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    What Happened In Your Garden Today?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tombie View Post
    As a secondary note.

    I’m considering making some raised garden beds to utilise the excess soil, adding appropriate mulch etc as they are built.

    I’m also about to commence an aquaponics set up after seeing a friends set up.
    I think you might have room for a 4wd track too! Love the aquatic idea. I have a friend who’s planning the same, I’m keen to see his before thinking about doing the same
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