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    Building a raised flower bed

    Last week I showed you how we errected the new fence, and we continued that project with a new raised flower bed on the inside of the fence

    This is how the inside of the fence used to look like


    DSC_0853 by mcluma, on Flickr

    Preparing the base


    DSC_0905 by mcluma, on Flickr


    DSC_0906 by mcluma, on Flickr


    DSC_0907 by mcluma, on Flickr

    These are the railway sleepers that will be used as the retaining wall


    DSC_0909 by mcluma, on Flickr

    The railway sleepers will be set into these large steel H profile which are set into concrete


    DSC_0911 by mcluma, on Flickr

    Here you can see how it all fits together, I also made a cut-out for the recessed lighting


    DSC_0912 by mcluma, on Flickr

    And you always need a lot of tools to do it


    DSC_0913 by mcluma, on Flickr

    All set in place


    DSC_0914 by mcluma, on Flickr


    DSC_0916 by mcluma, on Flickr

    And here complete with the copping on top (which still needs to be painted


    DSC_0919 by mcluma, on Flickr

    Here has the flowerbed been backfilled with earth and completed with new plants


    DSC_0922 by mcluma, on Flickr

    This is the space we left to put/build the binstore


    DSC_0924 by mcluma, on Flickr

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    Very nice, Chris. Do you own that little excavator? Looks like a fun machine.
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    Yes its a nice toy, the kids also like to play with it, and they are much better at it then me, there joystick control is much more accurate then me, it must be their hours and hours play of Halo

    No the excavator is not mine, just rented it for the weekend, although i'm serious thinking of buying one, as I have lost more to do

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    Looking great Chris.
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