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  1. blackcat20

    blackcat20 Senior Member

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    Progress at our new place; paddock has been replaced with dirt and earth moving equipment.
     
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  2. Pushka

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    Oh. We are going to watch your home being built. That's exciting. I think you should start a new thread on this so we can follow your journey. It's rather unique.
     


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    That is so exciting. It's a good feeling to have something actually happening.

    i like the idea of a separate thread :)
     
  4. JessicaTam

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    Oh I just love what you've done with the place.

    ;)
     
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  5. straitman

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    Still a bit dirty though. :lol:
     


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    A bit of work to be done in the garden perhaps? Or maybe Miss Daisy and Lola have been digging? :shock:
     
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    That soil looks great! Are either of you gardeners? A vege patch to produce fresh produce for all of those AFF dinners ...... (or should that be, diners? ;))
     
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    Also support the idea of a separate thread. An area we are looking at has lots with turn key packages. We are still considering the area but we like it and the idea of being able to build and have your own input into what makes a house functional is very appealing.
     
  9. blackcat20

    blackcat20 Senior Member

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    Most definitely! I cannot wait to get my fruit trees in and get my veggie patch going. Leaving my established "orchard" was very difficult and it'll be a few years before I'm eating homegrown apricots and figs again.
     
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    And you can plan exactly what you want. Maybe you could get some going now in big tubs ready for planting when you can?
     
  11. blackcat20

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    I've got a few things going already. I dug up my lovely Crepe Myrtle so its ready for our new front yard, and my Daphne plant. Definitely will think about fruit trees in a few months, they'll have a year to get bigger. I did try to take cuttings of our exisiting fruit trees but didnt have much luck.
     
  12. Pushka

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    When you start to replant make sure you mark where the plant was facing north so you can put it facing the same aspect in your new home.
     
  13. blackcat20

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    Interesting...does it make a difference?
     
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    blackcat20 Senior Member

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    Ta da!






    :)
     
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  15. Denali

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    Excellent! Can you share your builders name, did you go with a large builder co?
     
  16. TomVexille

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    It'll be nice having somewhere with a decent entertaining area
     
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  17. blackcat20

    blackcat20 Senior Member

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    Yes one of the "big" names.
     
  18. Pushka

    Pushka Enthusiast

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    Yes. They get used to the sun 'beaming' on them in a certain direction and adapt to that. It's stressful moving them to a new home so this is one of things you can do to minimise that stress on them.
     
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    OK will keep in mind. The crepe myrtle wasn't doing well as it was too shaded but the Daphne was thriving in its old spot. Unfortunately they will both be in pots for 12 months....

    Annoyingly mum's gardener whipper snipped all of my pots of herbs down to the ground :rolleyes:
     
  20. Denali

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    When do you think it will be ready for handover?

    Will be watching as we're going to go through this in a year or two ourselves.
     
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