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  1. Mark
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    What is your best and favourite garden tool for raised beds?

    I also have 2. I keep one out the front and back, hanging over the verandah beam. Just grab and go!
    I also have 2. I keep one out the front and back, hanging over the verandah beam. Just grab and go!
    I also have 2. I keep one out the front and back, hanging over the verandah beam. Just grab and go!
    I also have 2. I keep one out the front and back, hanging over the verandah beam. Just grab and go!

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  2. reeeen4

    Creating a Green/Glasshouse from Old Windows

    Reen, casements are often used to make cloches for starting seedlings etc before winter has ended. What sort of windows are you using? Can you give us a photo please? If you are using casements,...
    Reen, casements are often used to make cloches for starting seedlings etc before winter has ended. What sort of windows are you using? Can you give us a photo please? If you are using casements, there's a way to put them together to make the structure strong. If you are using aluminium windows...
    Reen, casements are often used to make cloches for starting seedlings etc before winter has ended. What sort of windows are you using? Can you give us a photo please? If you are using casements, there's a way to put them together to make the...
    Reen, casements are often used to make cloches for starting seedlings etc before winter has ended. What sort of windows are you using? Can you give us a photo please? If you are using casements,...
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  3. Lucas
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    Creating raised beds for stuff off the side of the road

    Did another tread on this today But this is the first result
    Did another tread on this today But this is the first result
    Did another tread on this today But this is the first result
    Did another tread on this today But this is the first result

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  4. Lucas

    First of the 3 Re purposed water tank beds almost done

    The first of 3 beds made from a reclaimed water tank is almost ready I’ve filled it with spent hay, mushroom compost and composted green waste, which I sieved the component out of it that had...
    The first of 3 beds made from a reclaimed water tank is almost ready I’ve filled it with spent hay, mushroom compost and composted green waste, which I sieved the component out of it that had turned to soil Green waste mulch was gotten from the next councils tip and has been sitting there 12-18...
    The first of 3 beds made from a reclaimed water tank is almost ready I’ve filled it with spent hay, mushroom compost and composted green waste, which I sieved the component out of it that had turned to soil Green waste mulch was gotten from the...
    The first of 3 beds made from a reclaimed water tank is almost ready I’ve filled it with spent hay, mushroom compost and composted green waste, which I sieved the component out of it that had...

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  5. Mark Seaton
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    I've been busy of the past few months

    Awesome chair Mark just missing the giant esky have a good day. Dave
    Awesome chair Mark just missing the giant esky have a good day. Dave
    Awesome chair Mark just missing the giant esky have a good day. Dave
    Awesome chair Mark just missing the giant esky have a good day. Dave

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  6. Ray Speed

    Hustler Raptor 42 Zero Turn

    Been on the look out for a Zero turn mower for awhile now, having to maintain the 2 properties with the old Mowers just wasnt "Cutting it" so to speak ;) Nearly pulled the plug on a new Toro, but...
    Been on the look out for a Zero turn mower for awhile now, having to maintain the 2 properties with the old Mowers just wasnt "Cutting it" so to speak ;) Nearly pulled the plug on a new Toro, but then found this little beauty 17 minutes away from me, its practically brand new with only 7hrs on the...
    Been on the look out for a Zero turn mower for awhile now, having to maintain the 2 properties with the old Mowers just wasnt "Cutting it" so to speak ;) Nearly pulled the plug on a new Toro, but then found this little beauty 17 minutes away from...
    Been on the look out for a Zero turn mower for awhile now, having to maintain the 2 properties with the old Mowers just wasnt "Cutting it" so to speak ;) Nearly pulled the plug on a new Toro, but...
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  7. Tonytony

    Quick and cheap fence?

    I've used construction fencing in the past and it's held up to my bullies running and playing. Once I got my permanent fencing up, I've been repurposing the construction fencing as trellises.
    I've used construction fencing in the past and it's held up to my bullies running and playing. Once I got my permanent fencing up, I've been repurposing the construction fencing as trellises.
    I've used construction fencing in the past and it's held up to my bullies running and playing. Once I got my permanent fencing up, I've been repurposing the construction fencing as trellises.
    I've used construction fencing in the past and it's held up to my bullies running and playing. Once I got my permanent fencing up, I've been repurposing the construction fencing as trellises.
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  8. Rickyelwey

    A lot of questions about mulch

    I don't have any hard facts on sugar cane mulch nutrients but this taken from a supplier of it : "Made up of finally shredded Australian organic Sugar Cane, this mulch is rich in nutrients that...
    I don't have any hard facts on sugar cane mulch nutrients but this taken from a supplier of it : "Made up of finally shredded Australian organic Sugar Cane, this mulch is rich in nutrients that rejuvenate your soil and encourage Earthworm production throughout the soil." It certainly does seem...
    I don't have any hard facts on sugar cane mulch nutrients but this taken from a supplier of it : "Made up of finally shredded Australian organic Sugar Cane, this mulch is rich in nutrients that rejuvenate your soil and encourage Earthworm...
    I don't have any hard facts on sugar cane mulch nutrients but this taken from a supplier of it : "Made up of finally shredded Australian organic Sugar Cane, this mulch is rich in nutrients that...
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  9. Cheryl Smyth

    Tip Recycle hot beverage container to worm farm

    My favorite is worm composting! Had them inside for years. I like the worm bin with wheels. Only issue is taking off tray because they become very heavy to empty. No problem with nats because the...
    My favorite is worm composting! Had them inside for years. I like the worm bin with wheels. Only issue is taking off tray because they become very heavy to empty. No problem with nats because the come with a lid. Odor can be a problem if over feeding or not covering food with browns. Those 10...
    My favorite is worm composting! Had them inside for years. I like the worm bin with wheels. Only issue is taking off tray because they become very heavy to empty. No problem with nats because the come with a lid. Odor can be a problem if over...
    My favorite is worm composting! Had them inside for years. I like the worm bin with wheels. Only issue is taking off tray because they become very heavy to empty. No problem with nats because the...

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  10. Hayden

    Making a trellis

    Bunnings do carry reo mesh....just search for " Reinforcing Mesh"inlieu of rio. Best call the trade dept in your local Bunnings first. Also, I've seen reo mesh, could be returns or large off...
    Bunnings do carry reo mesh....just search for " Reinforcing Mesh"inlieu of rio. Best call the trade dept in your local Bunnings first. Also, I've seen reo mesh, could be returns or large off cuts in the discount bin from time to time. If you have any commercial construction going on in your...
    Bunnings do carry reo mesh....just search for " Reinforcing Mesh"inlieu of rio. Best call the trade dept in your local Bunnings first. Also, I've seen reo mesh, could be returns or large off cuts in the discount bin from time to time. If you...
    Bunnings do carry reo mesh....just search for " Reinforcing Mesh"inlieu of rio. Best call the trade dept in your local Bunnings first. Also, I've seen reo mesh, could be returns or large off...

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  11. Ringo Perkov

    How to DIY worm bin?

    There are a few threads in this forum on this exact topic. Do a little search for worm farms in the top right of your screen. Here are a few to get started:
    There are a few threads in this forum on this exact topic. Do a little search for worm farms in the top right of your screen. Here are a few to get started:
    There are a few threads in this forum on this exact topic. Do a little search for worm farms in the top right of your screen. Here are a few to get started:
    There are a few threads in this forum on this exact topic. Do a little search for worm farms in the top right of your screen. Here are a few to get started:
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  12. ClissAT

    Solar Garden Lights

    I'm using iThird Solar Lights Outdoor. One thing worth noting is that it comes with an efficient solar panel, which can charge the light for about four to six hours. When fully charged, the lamp...
    I'm using iThird Solar Lights Outdoor. One thing worth noting is that it comes with an efficient solar panel, which can charge the light for about four to six hours. When fully charged, the lamp can operate for between eight and 12 hours.
    I'm using iThird Solar Lights Outdoor. One thing worth noting is that it comes with an efficient solar panel, which can charge the light for about four to six hours. When fully charged, the lamp can operate for between eight and 12 hours.
    I'm using iThird Solar Lights Outdoor. One thing worth noting is that it comes with an efficient solar panel, which can charge the light for about four to six hours. When fully charged, the lamp...

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  13. Fergzter
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    Upcycled Esky Wormfarm

    Turning the Esky into a worm farm is a really logical method of upcycling, congrats!:thumbsup: When it comes time to harvest some compost out of the farm there are a few ways to encourage the worms to...
    Turning the Esky into a worm farm is a really logical method of upcycling, congrats!:thumbsup: When it comes time to harvest some compost out of the farm there are a few ways to encourage the worms to vacate your chosen handfuls. One is to add a handful of bran to one far corner which draws all the worms...
    Turning the Esky into a worm farm is a really logical method of upcycling, congrats!:thumbsup: When it comes time to harvest some compost out of the farm there are a few ways to encourage the worms to vacate your chosen handfuls. One is to add a handful...
    Turning the Esky into a worm farm is a really logical method of upcycling, congrats!:thumbsup: When it comes time to harvest some compost out of the farm there are a few ways to encourage the worms to...

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  14. CraftyTera

    Cattle Panel Hoop House

    Will do. It might be a while though since the current temperature is 9 degrees F. I guess that temperature illustrates why I need a hoop house.
    Will do. It might be a while though since the current temperature is 9 degrees F. I guess that temperature illustrates why I need a hoop house.
    Will do. It might be a while though since the current temperature is 9 degrees F. I guess that temperature illustrates why I need a hoop house.
    Will do. It might be a while though since the current temperature is 9 degrees F. I guess that temperature illustrates why I need a hoop house.
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  15. Burga
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    DIY'ish Worm Farm

    Great photo! really glad you posted this, I'm in need of starting my own worm farm. Well Done!
    Great photo! really glad you posted this, I'm in need of starting my own worm farm. Well Done!
    Great photo! really glad you posted this, I'm in need of starting my own worm farm. Well Done!
    Great photo! really glad you posted this, I'm in need of starting my own worm farm. Well Done!

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  16. reeeen4

    Poultry tractors

    I have also started a quail tractor a few days ago , 90x45s that I rip sawed into 4 pieces so I had 22.5x45s I used them for the gram with 45x45 posts. It’s super light and quite surprisingly...
    I have also started a quail tractor a few days ago , 90x45s that I rip sawed into 4 pieces so I had 22.5x45s I used them for the gram with 45x45 posts. It’s super light and quite surprisingly solid!
    I have also started a quail tractor a few days ago , 90x45s that I rip sawed into 4 pieces so I had 22.5x45s I used them for the gram with 45x45 posts. It’s super light and quite surprisingly solid!
    I have also started a quail tractor a few days ago , 90x45s that I rip sawed into 4 pieces so I had 22.5x45s I used them for the gram with 45x45 posts. It’s super light and quite surprisingly...
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  17. Vivienneleroux
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    Fence out of pallets

    I plan on planting pollinator friendly/attracting flowers and plants in the tops of the pallets as the fence runs close to my garden. I also hear droning or humming coming from the woods at times...
    I plan on planting pollinator friendly/attracting flowers and plants in the tops of the pallets as the fence runs close to my garden. I also hear droning or humming coming from the woods at times so I'm wondering if there isn't a bee colony back there already.
    I plan on planting pollinator friendly/attracting flowers and plants in the tops of the pallets as the fence runs close to my garden. I also hear droning or humming coming from the woods at times so I'm wondering if there isn't a bee colony back...
    I plan on planting pollinator friendly/attracting flowers and plants in the tops of the pallets as the fence runs close to my garden. I also hear droning or humming coming from the woods at times...

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  18. GKW

    Mark's video : 8 Garden Products That I WASTED My Money On

    I bought a chipper chopper several years ago. It was pretty good for small stuff, not fibrous. Very slow with anything substantial. I am now trying to convince myself that the Hansa 13hp mulcher...
    I bought a chipper chopper several years ago. It was pretty good for small stuff, not fibrous. Very slow with anything substantial. I am now trying to convince myself that the Hansa 13hp mulcher like Mark's, is an investment I can justify. A little story on the Chipper Chopper. I had wanted...
    I bought a chipper chopper several years ago. It was pretty good for small stuff, not fibrous. Very slow with anything substantial. I am now trying to convince myself that the Hansa 13hp mulcher like Mark's, is an investment I can justify. A...
    I bought a chipper chopper several years ago. It was pretty good for small stuff, not fibrous. Very slow with anything substantial. I am now trying to convince myself that the Hansa 13hp mulcher...
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  19. Mark

    What wood chipper mulcher should I buy?

    Universalpuzzle, welcome! If I was doing the job you described, I'd hire a big machine or just get a guy in with an even bigger machine after the excavator or bobcat has pulled out all the...
    Universalpuzzle, welcome! If I was doing the job you described, I'd hire a big machine or just get a guy in with an even bigger machine after the excavator or bobcat has pulled out all the trees. The big commercial truck mounted chippers do an amazing job and very fast too. You'd be flat out...
    Universalpuzzle, welcome! If I was doing the job you described, I'd hire a big machine or just get a guy in with an even bigger machine after the excavator or bobcat has pulled out all the trees. The big commercial truck mounted chippers do an...
    Universalpuzzle, welcome! If I was doing the job you described, I'd hire a big machine or just get a guy in with an even bigger machine after the excavator or bobcat has pulled out all the...

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  20. ClissAT
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    Compost bin/Worm farm in a bath tub.

    Hi Clissa Does the Compost dry out with the mesh lid? Looks great have a couple of old baths might just have to try it Cheers Lucas
    Hi Clissa Does the Compost dry out with the mesh lid? Looks great have a couple of old baths might just have to try it Cheers Lucas
    Hi Clissa Does the Compost dry out with the mesh lid? Looks great have a couple of old baths might just have to try it Cheers Lucas
    Hi Clissa Does the Compost dry out with the mesh lid? Looks great have a couple of old baths might just have to try it Cheers Lucas

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  21. stevo
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    Battery Chainsaw

    I picked up a Stihl 14" electric chainsaw a couple of years ago. I was getting tired of all the adjustments and engine problems with my gas powered saw. I'm amazed at the productivity of the saw....
    I picked up a Stihl 14" electric chainsaw a couple of years ago. I was getting tired of all the adjustments and engine problems with my gas powered saw. I'm amazed at the productivity of the saw. With two batteries I can go all day and get a hell of a lot accomplished efficiently and quietly....
    I picked up a Stihl 14" electric chainsaw a couple of years ago. I was getting tired of all the adjustments and engine problems with my gas powered saw. I'm amazed at the productivity of the saw. With two batteries I can go all day and get a hell...
    I picked up a Stihl 14" electric chainsaw a couple of years ago. I was getting tired of all the adjustments and engine problems with my gas powered saw. I'm amazed at the productivity of the saw....

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  22. Mark
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    My Fire Pit build project using retaining wall blocks & galvanised rim

    Hey, mark you may want to look into the fumes that galvanized steel can give off at certain temps, because I know welding galvanized steel is bad for your health and I figure heating it might not...
    Hey, mark you may want to look into the fumes that galvanized steel can give off at certain temps, because I know welding galvanized steel is bad for your health and I figure heating it might not be either. Just concerned, I hope I'm wrong
    Hey, mark you may want to look into the fumes that galvanized steel can give off at certain temps, because I know welding galvanized steel is bad for your health and I figure heating it might not be either. Just concerned, I hope I'm wrong
    Hey, mark you may want to look into the fumes that galvanized steel can give off at certain temps, because I know welding galvanized steel is bad for your health and I figure heating it might not...

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  23. Wedgetail

    Wheelie bin composting toilet

    Not sure I would get approval Dave, from the Director of Domestic Bliss... but would be handy up in the barn.
    Not sure I would get approval Dave, from the Director of Domestic Bliss... but would be handy up in the barn.
    Not sure I would get approval Dave, from the Director of Domestic Bliss... but would be handy up in the barn.
    Not sure I would get approval Dave, from the Director of Domestic Bliss... but would be handy up in the barn.

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  24. Pauljm
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    Organic snail repellent

    That's adorable!! I'll have to get my kids to do the same!
    That's adorable!! I'll have to get my kids to do the same!
    That's adorable!! I'll have to get my kids to do the same!
    That's adorable!! I'll have to get my kids to do the same!

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  25. ClissAT

    compost worm farm system.

    We sure do have critters that can get into almost anything! Rather like your squirrels!
    We sure do have critters that can get into almost anything! Rather like your squirrels!
    We sure do have critters that can get into almost anything! Rather like your squirrels!
    We sure do have critters that can get into almost anything! Rather like your squirrels!
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