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you know I just love showing you my
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veggie patch every month but tonight
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we’re actually going to help out a young
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couple we want a veggie Haven of their
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very own and they’ve asked for a bit of
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help
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now for this job I’m calling in the
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reinforcements Adam Azrael I’m having a
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hole it could help well I don’t have a
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green thumb but May so keep me waiting
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with go on I’ve got one that’s awesome
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between the two of us we can get this
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done buddies – all right Charlie Billis
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a custom Donna Nick and their three
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children have a great backyard there’s
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plenty of room for the kids to play and
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they even have a pool but they really
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want the kids to learn how to grow
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harvest and cook food fresh from their
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very own garden but they’re stuck on
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just what out where and when
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hey hey Donna hey going hey right it’s
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my wife madam okay so what sort of ages
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would delight to grow um look I think
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the general veggies that we use every
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single week yeah kids love to cook yeah
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and that’s the best thing you’ll be able
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to veggie patch it gets the kids
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involved in the garden but once you get
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them growing you get them eating they’re
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set for life and ethics now what about
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herbs yeah look I’m not a fan of
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coriander oh no no I’m high hey hey
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coriander oh no they like acrylic oh hey
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yeah love it love it yeah I think your
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ally maybe
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I believe the spot we shall check it out
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definitely that’s a lot of Sun yes I’m
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trying you know yeah that’s the secret
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of success of veggie patch the mint you
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get shade you get weak plants you get
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fungal diseases then you get insects so
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full Sun gonna be a perfect spot to grow
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some fabulous veggies yeah I can see
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there’s the same could be you bring it
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in a bit how do you make a bit of a
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feature out of it another reason for the
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kids to counsel get involved now this
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fence is a bit of a worry made it Hobbs
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the garden definitely does and there’s a
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lot of empty space over on the side of
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the pool but I think we can incorporate
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it into this backyard you’re gonna be
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busy can you give me a hand cuz we’re
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gonna get this lawn up yeah I’ll talk
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you gotta excellent come on man I’ll
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show you first things first let’s work
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out what we’re dealing with we’ll need
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to remove a section of this grass so I’m
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on the measuring tape and Nick’s on the
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spray can
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she just wanted it done this way as you
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can say this will just make the return
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like that okay one thing you want to
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keep you more on when you’re dealing
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with pool fences obviously the laws
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regulations you want to contact your
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cancel and make sure that you get them
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right because it’s all about safety for
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kids and keeping them out and obviously
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if you can’t get it done in one day you
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want to make sure that you set up a
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temporary structure to keep the kids out
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until you get the job done okay Nick now
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we got to get this lawn up I have
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actually put down a veggie garden on top
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of grass but it doesn’t always work
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this is particularly strong healthy
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buffalo grass and the last thing you
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want is it come through and give you a
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group later on so we’ll use the
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turf-cutter
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look at the lawn up but you’ll need eyes
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and you’ll need is I’ll go and check
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what these clowns are doing over here
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hey Adam so let me put some pool fence
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over here then it opens up this whole
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area to the backyard we’re gonna conquer
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a Slavia what used to be here shed very
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old shed that was falling down line with
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me Dean you know we’re gonna have to put
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a bit of bury to get that’s why good
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luck alright I can’t save you okay a bit
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of back-breaking work because I’m
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looking for a spot or a compost bin
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seems like a fantastic audio now Donna
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we’ve got some plans to buy let’s go
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shopping all right look
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with Donna and Graham off to bannings to
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select the ultimate plans for the
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ultimate veggie patch it’s up to Nick
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and I to finish off the prep work it’s
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goodbye Pacha blonde and Hollow you poor
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thing
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hey Nick foots is done yep looks like
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you prepare this garden area yeah it’s
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getting there
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Tommy you’re feeling strong right oh
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yeah Donna and I are off to buy the
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plants while Adam and Nick get the
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garden bench prepared with a waiting
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another I do there are no gardening
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expert but I do know that raised beds
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have many advantages for starters you’re
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not bending over all the time so it’s a
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lot easier on your back but also the
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terrace in it gives a nice visual
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illusion so under instruction from grown
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the plan is to put in a raised garden
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bed at the back with the bench seat the
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sandpit will move front and center and
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they’ll give garden beds at each channel
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now mate let’s go talking about it but
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we’ve got a lot of work today
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we got cracking that’s do it
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simple construction is the real beauty
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of these garden beds hardwood sleepers
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stacked and screwed it doesn’t get any
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easier than that nice-looking box Mike
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yep
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we’ll get back probably okay I could go
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wrong if you start with a good level
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base then the following layers will just
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fall into place now Nick you might be
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wondering while we’ve dug these trenches
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but as you confess when we make these
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sleepers weigh an absolute ton yeah it’s
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a lot easier rather than get your pale
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sore ripping down one end and then
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trying to flip it over and rip down the
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other end who decided to dig these
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trenches to keep all their sleepers
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level this grounds nice and soft so is
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just a quicker process something to keep
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in mind Nick and all I have been banging
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on about how heavy these hardwood
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sleepers are and our also more expensive
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than other options like treated pine but
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for this job the hardwood was the better
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option and that’s because as this
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beautiful hardwood deck and pergola in
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the backyard so we want to tie the whole
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area together but also it’s the sheer
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weight of these sleepers that weigh an
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absolute ton so that means it’s less
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supports that I need to put in the
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ground to hold these planter boxes in
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place which makes my job a lot easier
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oh my and I finished it off where the
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joint is to tie them all together we’re
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just gonna use these bond cleats
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right it will slip it at the back so it
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goes halfway up both drawings yep you’re
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gonna want to keep it below the soil
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line and then simply screw it off won’t
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be gone anyway
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we’re in the homestretch of the
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construction phase with three little
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ones the Kids Zone is an important area
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in this garden that’s why we put the new
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Sampat front and center
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well mate I think this is a perfect size
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Sampat for the kids and the best parties
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these lower beds I complete whatever
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they like in it that’s all the hard work
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done our same rating you go put it food
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I’m pretty sure I hear a truck in the
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driveway now I live with someone else
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let’s go okay all done
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fantastic good on your belly okay well
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the boys are really making good advance
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there Adam Anouk I’ve got the garden
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beds in my guys putting in the saw now
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this all I’ve chosen is an organic
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veggie mix can get it in bags or you get
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it in bulk
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okay now on top of that I’ve added some
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cow manure and they’ve dug that through
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all you’ll need during the years some
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fertilizers remind me to give you that
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later okay
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okay let’s get our veggies let’s go
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shopping yeah right time of the year at
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the beginning of the season okay your
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choice what are you up to well getting
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into the warm months and solid things so
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lettuce lettuce okay yeah that celery
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stories are always really great new
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clubs are what about peas you never put
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those teepees in they’d be perfect oh
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yeah excellent look at that perfect
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okay now could a bit of an idea for an
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arbor passion fruit and a fantastic idea
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for a strawberry pot your lover now grab
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one of those white ones called blondie
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Wow it’s a beauty I rather like it okay
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and if you can grab a couple of hours
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cuz I’ll need to feel them okay
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now you’ve got to go for tomatoes look
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at the variety Wow
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it’s an incredible side well it’s just a
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case of growing some of the old ones
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some of the new ones get some of those
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big fellows there because we’ll need
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those cross-list an old French one and
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Rouge yep
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oh the kids tumbling yellow the original
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tomatoes were yellow really yeah pink
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pearl then you write the name yeah
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and they get a lot less fruit fly and
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insect problem so they’re easier to grow
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now you into pesto love it okay well you
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gotta have basil the other great thing
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about basil it discourages white fly
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from attacking your tomato okay all
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these herbs great fresh flavors you
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can’t beat them fresh lemon thyme
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perfect curry plant right Oh a couple of
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mint yep and so parsley we’ve built
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these couple of garden beds either side
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of the sand pit and I thought because
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they’re low down be perfect for the
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girls okay so we get some marigolds with
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a color yeah and those pansies be great
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to him next time run out of room could
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you carry this done awesome house
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shoppings almost done I need to pick up
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a couple of arches for the passion fruit
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and these bamboo Stakes will make
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perfect tomato towers well you’ve got
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all the flavors you can imagine on these
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trolleys yeah definitely the kids are
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gonna love it too absolutely their goods
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the same patina
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oh yeah it looks fantastic yeah we’ve
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got these big wide powers here which is
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great because it leaves us enough room
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to get a long bench seat along here yep
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so in the same sleepers as the planter
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boxes cut up a few legs we’re gonna set
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him in place
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and they see the slope is on top
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we’ll be relaxing in no time
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I’ve heard Razak sensational time
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sitting around or done a favour that was
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well done boys
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yeah thank you testing we’re ready to
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plump at night other this path you’re
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gonna finish it until the gardens looked
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after the park the landscaping looks out
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of the park you know a good landscaper
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that’s if he’s at the street yeah get
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emoticon delivery for Jason Hawkins is
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he around
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yes might just put this world on the top
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here man hi bra high five keep on
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truckin top never stop the rolling
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long fucking
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with so many bitches I’ll oh I’ve got
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some materials a day ago they used to be
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an ugly concrete slab now they’re gonna
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be a beautiful egg floor for this gun
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which looks fantastic now what you doing
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all I needs a couple of barrows and a
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couple of bikes to help me rack up I see
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you go to a champ
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all by myself
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don’t wanna move back
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luckily it’s not a huge area a couple of
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barrows and we should be done that’s
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important to remember that this is AG
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and not road bass so AG everything’s
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roughly the same size but when it
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doesn’t have the sand grit in it it
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doesn’t compact so I’m always crunched
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underneath your foot and don’t worry
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about we’d bet if you put it down thick
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enough and I’m putting it down about a
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hundred milk
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the only weeds are gonna grow the ones
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that fall from the sky when birds fly
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over your property or they blow it we
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met just doesn’t work for the compost
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bins I’m using some old hardwood pallets
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I’m just gonna cut them down a size so
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they fit me a space and cuz we’re using
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the old hardwood pallets I thought I’ll
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stick with the tradition and use a good
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old handsaw and then it’s a bit of mesh
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to hold the compost in Graham tells me
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the mesh is also great because it allows
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air flow through the bins to accelerate
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the composting process so the
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construction is super simple but really
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effective
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particularly built to last
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rails at the front will create a barrier
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to keep the compost in place but still
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allow easy access when you need let’s
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give it a go right the test
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no enough production sorry
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and sharing is caring I’m sure Haji
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won’t miss some of his recycled
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aggregate which will keep you our new
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compost bins weed free
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my work is done cleaning you so well as
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let us that’d be great they’ll last
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right through the season right Oh kids
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if we’re done
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see you mate awesome I can’t see it
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honest me half done now
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half day after Hodgins they call me I’m
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still in your Reich wake up work that’s
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right yes the veggies won’t plant
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themselves if we get some string on
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these little bamboo stakes you’ll be
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able to grow peas and beans here for
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years now the type of string I’ve got is
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a little bit bigger and it means that
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the beans and the little tendrils can
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climb onto it much more easily right
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okay done now
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at this time of the year it’s still
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plenty of time to get those pea
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seedlings cluttered because they’ve
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already shot okay now we can plant them
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I think best on the inside yet of the
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post then you’ll see that they just sit
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on those lower strings already now we’ve
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got this beautiful archway remember at
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the nursery we bought these passion
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fruit now these are non grafted which
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means they’re not going to sucker look
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at that it’s already holding on me yeah
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they’re amazing that’s young
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now this is really the fun bit yeah
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there’s a bit of a trick with planting
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tomatoes because they actually develop
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roots up and down the stem so you can
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actually plant them a little bit deeper
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and you end up with stronger plants okay
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beautiful this is a little yellow tomato
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it’s a tumbling tomato or spillover so
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we’ll plant it right on the edge then
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the kids can just have us the fruit
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themselves kids will love it no they’d
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be great yeah yeah you can buy a
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strawberry pot but even better still you
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can actually make one now the
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strawberries just go in at the front in
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this case the strawberry must suggest at
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the original soil level they rot off
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really quickly just on the edge here
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yeah I’m planning some sweet Alice not
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only they have a wonderful honey perfume
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yeah but they look pretty they do look
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beautiful
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don’t see all these little flowers here
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yep fruit for Christmas
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are beautiful on the pavlova okay
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perfect timing this garden is going to
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be a gardener and a chef’s dream
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we’ve got artichokes kale blueberries
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corn and even curry plants you won’t
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believe how it’s going to look by the
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time we’re finished I might have even
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learned something to be a gardening
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working with graham the final mystery is
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why do we need three composting oh great
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job lads dryer fantastic I love these
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bins I do I really love them they good
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are they if it tell me we’ve made three
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of them while we lay nikka wondering
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water making sweet ah okay
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I’m setting you up for a lifetime of
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compost making and what happens is that
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when you get one bit suddenly goes in
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there oh Jesus for so then you start on
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this one then you fill up the second bin
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then the third bin by that stage this
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one here started to compress down so you
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move that one into here then that one
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into here and after about six or seven
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months you’ve got free soil coming out
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of here let’s get this stuff in there
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now it all goes in Oh dairy let’s tuck
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it in the other trick is it’s just like
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a lasagna layer upon layer upon layer
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and it’s the combination of different
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textures and materials in those layers
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that will make you well balanced compost
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okay fantastic now I’ve got one more
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garden bed to finish then it’s all
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finished see ya
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our final job is a very special one it’s
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time for Charlotte and Jade to plant out
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their very own garden beds okay now what
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we’ve got to do is with this little
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beautiful I wish I had one of these you
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just dig a little hole pop it in the
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hole can you do that
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that was such a good job you could come
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and work for me if you like can you pop
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that plant in that little hole oh you’re
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so cool okay
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do you like lettuce it’s beautiful with
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tomato and absolutely do you okay well
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I’ll help you put this one in the ground
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for you we’ll turn it upside down nice
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and careful give it a little shy
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whoa that everywhere it did you know I
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started diving when I was about four so
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younger than you yeah you’re full same
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age you and I with the same age I’ve
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been gardening for the last 10 years
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it’s not good welcome to you veggie
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garden got a pansy haha what a big door
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you go the custard is amazing
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there are different does it look with
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the plea to come to life doesn’t
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got flowers you got veg stores you got
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herbs plants will bring the bees in the
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lavender tomatoes we got a bit of
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everything yeah it’s a market guy and as
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well of course you’ve got the compost
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bins they’re really big know how it
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works there’s a beauty yes any favorite
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I think I’m gonna love the passion fruit
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vine once it comes over fruit hang down
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kids can pick them off and yeah I’m open
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a new sitting there having ice cream to
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think yeah some patient would just walk
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out well when they get tied in the
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sandpit damp it’s great construction is
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terrific okay congratulations mate cuz
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it’s good and solid the kids can play
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now they can sit on it it’s not goin
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anywhere
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look Mike you can sit down relax the
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only thing you got to do give it a nice
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little seaweed watering every now and
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again yeah he’s already had a present
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there’s yours little fertilizer haha
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give it a bit of a feed and that’s all
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you need to do but don’t forget to
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harvest okay yeah hey what do we say for
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our beautiful veggie patch thank you
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avocado
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canola cattle thank you sweetheart you
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enjoy it eat all those veggies up and
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just have a lot of fun in your sandpit

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6 Secrets to Successfully Growing Roses

Rose aficionados have tips and tricks by the dozen to grow the perfect bloom. Some swear by daily Beethoven serenades, while others brew alfalfa tea. Still other rose lovers credit their prize-winning blossoms to bananas. Sort fact from fiction, and discover which secrets are worth following.

Bananas
A dose of phosphorus promotes flowering. Many rose lovers count on banana peels to provide a bit of phosphorus to plants, using two to three skins weekly per rose plant. Put bananas to work for you with one of these methods:

  • Chop banana peels and bury beneath a rose (in the area beneath leaves, but not against the stem). Dig carefully to avoid disturbing roots. Bury peels about 4 inches deep to outsmart digging critters.
  • Pulverize peels in a blender, adding water if needed. Allow the solution to sit for 15 minutes. Apply directly to soil beneath a rose. Toss any solid residue onto your compost pile.

Beethoven
Some gardeners swear that music grows better plants – classical, country or rock ‘n’ roll. The idea is that plants grow in response to the vibrations that comprise musical tones. But don’t invest in outdoor speakers yet. Research on this topic is inconclusive.

Alfalfa
Alfalfa provides solid nutrition to roses, supplying nitrogen, calcium, iron, phosphorus, and other nutrients, including a fatty acid known to promote plant growth. Work alfalfa meal or pellets into soil around roses (1 cup per large bush; one-half cup for miniature roses). You can also brew alfalfa tea by soaking alfalfa meal or pellets in water. Discover tips on making and using alfalfa tea from the American Rose Society.

The Real Keys to Success With Roses

Even tips and tricks from rose enthusiasts won’t help you grow the healthiest plants if you don’t cover the basics. Hit these six simple must-haves, and you’ll be on your way to growing the perfect rose:

1. Site. Roses crave sun, at least six hours a day is ideal.

2. Soil. Plant roses in rich, well-draining soil. When planting, mix organic matter, such as compost or ground bark, into excavated soil you’ll use to backfill the planting hole.

3. Mulch. Add a 2- to 3-inch layer of coarse, organic mulch around roses. Coarse mulch helps reduce foliage diseases on roses because it reduces the amount of water splashing onto leaves (splashing water drops can spread fungal diseases).

4. Water. Irrigate roses deeply but infrequently, applying water directly to soil using soaker hoses or drip irrigation. Water needs vary based on weather and soil, so check soil with your finger. Water often enough to create consistently moist soil – not overly wet, not bone-dry. To prevent diseases, keep foliage dry, especially if you must water late in the day.

5. Inspect. Check roses frequently for insects or disease outbreaks. Catching problems early makes them easier to treat.

6. Prune. Roses need regular pruning.

 

Article source: https://www.bayeradvanced.com/articles/6-secrets-to-growing-roses

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Top 3 Essential Tips For Growing Amazing Sunflowers

Sunflowers also know as Helianthus Annuus, they are beautiful large headed yellow flowers with a black central part that contains 1000’s of tiny florets that will later become  sunflower seeds. The petals of the sunflower are most commonly bright yellow but do also come in other varieties of orange and red. The typical sunflower can grow anywhere between 1.5m – 3.5m in height with the giant sunflowers growing as big as 8m in height.

If you are looking to grow your own sunflowers at home in the backyard here are the 3 top tips to make sure you have the best chance at growing vibrant sunflowers.

Tips 1: When is the best time to water sunflowers?

The roots of the sunflower can spread quiet wide which helps make them somewhat drought resistant. The optimal time to water the sunflower regularly is 20 before and after flowering. When watering before the 20 day period it is best to do a deep water which helps the sunflower establish it’s root ready for growing a top heavy flower.

Tip 2: Do sunflowers need fertilizer?

Fertilizer is not required to grow beautiful sunflower but it will definitely help, If the soil you are planting is is thin and poor it would be a good idea to add a slow acting granular fertilizer. Keep in mind the better the diet the larger the flowers.

Tip 3: Do Sunflower need support while growing?

In the early stages of growth their should be no need for any staking to support the stem but once the stem has reached 2.5m and over it would be a good idea to add a supporting steak as the stems can become quiet brittle, staking the flower will help with stem support and assist in growing a bigger flower.

Sunflowers are a beautiful flower to grown in your garden and look great as decorations inside once they have flowered. Not only are they a beautiful flower but there seeds are full of vitamins, they are rich vitamins B & E. sunflower seeds contain about twice the iron and potassium and about 4 times the phosphorus of beef.

 

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3 Tips to Building Beautiful Garden Beds

Tip 1: Plan your garden bed before you start.

Plan before you plant, put plants together that have similar colors. It always looks best to have smaller plants/flower in front of the larger plants/flowers.

Tip 2: Location, Location, Location.

Different plants need different amounts of sunlight, choose you plants by the amount of sunlight your garden bed will receive, shade, part shade or full sun. Make sure you check the plant tag for light, watering and space recommendations.

Tip 3: Mix it up.

To keep your garden bed active all year round it is best to choose both perennials and annuals in your garden. Perennials will continue to grow year after year, while annuals will bring excitement and glamour during different seasons.
Keep these 3 tips in mind when your building your next garden bed and you will have a colorful and vibrant garden bed that changes all year round.

 

 

 

 

 

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HOW TO PRUNE TREES

HOW TO PRUNE TREES

Keep your trees healthy and strong with good pruning. It will not only keep them in good shape, it will remove damaged and dead branches allowing room for new growth, while preventing the spread of viral and bacterial fungal infection.

Here are 5 simple steps to help you correctly prune and avoid damaging the tree. Trim with safety from the ground without a step ladder.

Equipment you will need:

Handsaw
Folding Pruner
Hand Pruner
Gloves
Loppers
Pole Pruner
Safety Glasses
Secateurs

STEP 1: Trim smaller branches with pruners

Start by putting on your safety glasses and gloves on. Make sure you have a sharp blade so you can cut through the branches with ease. Use the pruners to trim for low hanging small branches near the base of the tree.

STEP 2: Cut medium branches with your handsaw

Use the handsaw to cut any protruding or lower level branches too big for the pruners. Cutting the branch off close to the tree trunk and avoid cutting the main trunk so you do not damage the tree. Ideally the blade on your handsaw will be very sharp so you can make trimming with ease. Cut the branch on an angle that protrudes slightly off the trunk.

STEP 3: Prune hard to reach branches

Cut hard to reach branches from the ground with your pole pruner. There are attachments for the pole pruner, including a saw for thicker branches.

STEP 4: Cut thicker branches with loppers

To cut through thicker branches with ease is loppers. They are like giant secateurs designed to give your better leverage for use on pruning big branches

STEP 5: Saw thicker branches using an undercut

Undercut is a technique to cut the larger branches upwards, instead of cutting from the top down. Cutting top down can lead to the weight of the branch snapping off resulting in tearing the bark exposing the tree to diseases. Start under the branch and saw upwards until you have cut halfway through. Next saw from the top of the branch, starting about 3-5 cm up the branch from the undercut. Continue cutting until the weight of the branch pulls it away from the tree. Once it is removed you can then cut the remaining branch away from the trunk.

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All about heirloom seeds

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Using heirloom seeds . It’s becoming an increasingly popular style of gardening. So what are they and why should you choose them?

What are heirloom seeds?

Heirloom seeds are are old-time seeds that have been handed down through multiple generations. They have been open-pollinated instead of hybrid and usually cost less. They tend to more hardie, adaptable and have great flavour.

Why use heirloom seeds?

Heirloom seeds range from fruits vegetables, plants and also flowers. Unlike commercial seeds that are used to produce quantity, heirloom tend to have unique colours, textures or tastes. Growing from a seed can also be a large money saving unlike propagating.

Are they organic or GMO?

Heirloom are not always organic as presumed. Many varieties are however they can be produced utilising fertilisers or pesticides. Check with your seed supplier first.

Are heirloom seeds organic or GMO?

A common misconception is that all heirloom seeds are organic. While many varieties are organic, some heirloom seeds may be produced utilising fertilisers or pesticides so it’s best to check with the producers of the seed.

You can be sure however that heirloom seeds are not GMO (genetically modified). GMO have been altered and modified whereas heirloom are natural and passed down through generations of growing.

Heirloom vs hybrid

Heirloom seeds are open-pollination naturally by nature. By bees, birds, insects, the wind. Hybrid are produced manually with the notion of cross breeding two genetically different varieties of seeds together to gain positive traits from both plants.

Growing heirloom

Varieties of herloom you may want to grow might include tomatoes, capsicums, pumpkins and potatoes, all of which are ideal for growning at home.

Planting heirloom

Plant heirloom the same as any other vegetable. Add compost to the soil to prepare. Dig a small hole for the seeds a couple of inches from the surface and cover. Water and use liquid fertiliser as needed.

Happy planting!

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Add outdoor Christmas decorations to your home and garden

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Add that extra touch with this Christmas lights this festive season by lighting up your home and garden.

Sparkle with fairy lights

Customise your home with fairy lights, save power and use solar powered fairy lights. Some lights change color and flashing functions.

Wrap them around the trees and drape over the fences or around the base of your plants to create that spectial magical look. Use plastic clips or hooks instead of pins or nails to protect against getting electrocuted.

Place the solar panels in a sunny position so the battery can fully recharge during the day to give you maximum wow factor at night.

Make an outdoor Christmas Tree

Give your garden a whole new look with a Christmas Tree feel on any established plant in your yard. Pick any tree in a good location and wrap it with draping fairy lights. With multi-colours and remote control operation, they’ll make your tree look amazing. Make sure you use water-proof lights.

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Light the footpath for Santa

Creat an amazing entrance to your home for Santa and your friends by lighting the entrance of your home with Solar-powered festive lights. Make an impression with soft blue lighting that illuminates the path and garden bed.

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Decorations larger than life

Make a BIG impression and maximum impact with life size blow-up decorations. Impress your neighbours and wow the kids with characters that have LED lights inside them. They are easy to inflate with built in fans. Some also come with stakes and fans so they don’t fly away.

Choose your lights

With such a huge range of festive lights you can buy anything from fairy lights to rope, blow-up and novelty lights either online or at your local shop. Let your imagination run wild and have fun!

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6 Critical Things You Need to Know When Planting Roses

8 Tips For Planting roses

When you first buy your rose plant from your local nursery it often looks beautiful and bushy and when you get it home and plant in the ground it starts to deteriorate and you wonder that happened. Well here are the 6 must know tips for making sure when you plant your rose bush that it continues to grow and flourish.

Tip 1: Choose a location in your garden that has full sun light or at least 6 hours of sunlight minimum. There are some types of roses that bloom in partly shaded areas but for the majority of rose bushes they flourish in spots that get lots of sunlight.

Tip 2: When digging a hole for your new rose bush make sure it is as deep as the bushes root ball. Generally, this is around 14-18 inches deep and 17-24 inches wide.

Tip 3: Make sure the soil you plant your rose bush in has good drainage. Roses will need regular deep watering but if the roots are left in wet soil for to many days they can begin to rot.

Tip 4: Roses are not practically fussy about soil but since they are heavy feeders it is best to mix in a handful or bone meal or superphosphate with the soil that was removed from the ground when digging the hole. This will give the rose bush some good nutrients and also help the bush acclimatize to its new home.

Tip 5: If you purchased your rose bush in a container it is best to gentle remove the plant from the pot and loosen the roots so they expand out which will give the rose bush the best chance of adapting to its new home.

Tip 6: Water deeply a least once per week for a few weeks until the rose bush has become stablished. You will know it has acclimatized when it starts to send out new growth on the stems.

If you follow these planting tips then your will enjoy beautiful rose bushes for years to come.

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Save money and water by using grey water

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Grey water is a great way to recycle water during winter and especially over a hot summer that would usually go to waste down the drain. An average family house can produce as much if not more than 400 liters or 105 gallons of grey water a day. Here are a few basic tips and things to keep in mind if you want to recycle your water.

What grey water should you use?

Water waste from you house can be split into 3 categories.

  1. Toilet – (Do not use on the garden especially vegetable patch)
  2. Dishwasher, kitchen sinks
  3. Shower, bath, washing machine

Grey water is any water that goes down the drain at your house that isn’t from the toilet. Water from your bath, shower, hand basins and washing machines. Water from the kitchen sink and the dishwasher is grey water, however because it usually has food scraps in it, water from these sources is referred to as having a high “organic load” – which is another way of saying that it’s in danger of being a source for unhealthy bacterial growth.

Where to use grey water

Use grey water on all of the garden and try not to concentrate the grey water in just one area of your garden. Don’t put too much on and keep an eye on the health of your plants to make sure you’re not doing any damage to your soil.

Plants

Grey water usually has a much higher salt content than tap water, plus water with a lot of detergent or soap in it can also be a bit of a shock to your plants. Consider discarding water from your washing machine wash cycle but using the water from the rinse cycle. Another option is using “grey water friendly” detergent and soap. Your garden is a living thing. To make sure that it stays that way, it’s important to keep its exposure to certain chemicals and bacteria to a minimum.

Soil

The best soil type that is suited to grey water use is a loamy type that retains water well without becoming muddy. Very sandy soils or ones with a high clay concentration are not good for using with grey water. High clay soils don’t absorb water as well and can lead to water run-off issues. Very sandy soil can lead to excessively deep drainage with grey water entering the water table.

Lawn

Choose the right water for the right plants. If you think about the sources of grey water in your house, you’ll realize that there is more than one variety. Some sources are better suited to certain applications. For example, if you’re using detergent with phosphates in it, it’s best not to use that on native plants but your lawn will love it. You must also never use grey water on food plants – especially leaf and root crops.

Regulations apply

Every state has different rules governing the use of grey water.
Check to see if any of these apply to you:
Do grey water systems need to be installed by a licensed plumber?
Do you need to use different color grey water pipes?
Do you need a sign on the grey water pipe saying “unfit for drinking”?

Grey water warnings!

Never use grey water on the vegetable garden or food crops.
Never allow the grey water to enter a swimming pool.
Don’t let the grey water run off your property.
You must also never use it on food crops like a vegetable garden.

Grey water use is a smart way to recycle your waste water if used appropriately and your garden will love you for it.
Happy watering

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Top 10 Indoor Plants

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