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Nah.
It started out as a small project to keep me busy about 11 years ago and ended up working
Never gave it a name.
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Originally Posted by doubledenim
Garbage bag people fighting hippy love babies.

Bots gotta be bottin'



Those mystery bulbs that turned out to be gladioli are gonna be purple


First ones have sprouted





Those mystery bulbs that turned out to be gladioli are gonna be purple

First ones have sprouted
Kewl, we have pink glads out the front that have started blooming

Of course now you are duty bound to bung on a few earlier tracks from The Smiths when they are in full bloom



In my previous pics I've posted of my plants and stuff in those white planters..........

This is a pic of the new planter I've had made, and on the left you can see the remnants of the original planters and the scaffolding the council is still yet to take away.
On Monday they're fitting a new fencing system where the original planters were.

The council came out last week, and gave us only 24 hours notice... and basically chain-sawed the planters out and then left.
My trees, plants, bulbs, seeds... all gone.



Same planter, other end...


I've had 2 of these planters made, just waiting for this first one to dry then I can move the balcony round and stain the other one.

Oh, but these planters were free... I charged the council for them, I also made them pay for the 700ltr of soil to fill them as well came to £1100 altogether for the planters and soil so basically, because the council are stupid, they're already £1100 out of pocket and they still have to cough up another £1500 because I've sent the council another bill for killing my garden by giving not enough notice for me to be able to dig everything out first



⬆️ Wow, amazed they paid.
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This is the other one done now

Once dry, all I gotta do then is raise them on some lumps of wood so I can finish off the bottom of the legs.




⬆️ Wow, amazed they paid.
They didn't have much choice. I told them they can either replace my garden with a new one at their own cost, or their scaffolding wouldn't be standing long.



Ah luckily the bonsais are fine as they're in their own pots

It was the main planters that got ripped out... so my conifers and seeds, bulbs etc that were in them were simply ripped out and thrown in a skip.



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1. I got to work from home for two months!

2. My wife has been killing it in terms of her career. She's a hospital admin and the government is throwing hospitals money hand over fist, and since hers is a non-profit, they just throw all of that money into bonuses.


3. Because of that two months of online work, several colleagues have quit or were fired because they simply don't get computers. I got a nice raise out of the deal (nothing like my wife's, but it's better than no raise). It seems that this has shown a spotlight on a lot of dead weight.

4. I get a lot more free time. A lot of the make work stuff that I usually had to put up with has been canceled, and it turns out that a lot of those meetings weren't really necessary.



5. Since there have been no actual lock downs in that people have to stay at home or get fined or yelled at by a Karen, I've gotten quite a kick out of seeing what it has done elsewhere around the world. That might seem a bit twisted to take enjoyment from the misery of others, but I've never seen much empathy when the shoe was on the other foot.



Being a country boy, I got a bit tired of hearing from my city mouse friends talk about how wonderful it is to live in a big city and have all of those quaint stores, exotic restaurants, and bars within walking distance, or how much their property is worth now, as opposed to how little they paid for it back in the 80s. I'm thinking that maybe I should call some of them up and ask for an equity update, or maybe ask how much their rental units have been pulling in since the rent moratoriums.



1 get a lot more free time. A lot of the make work stuff that I usually had to put up with has been canceled, and it turns out that a lot of those meetings weren't really necessary.
“Busy work” - always hated it. Useless waste of time.

Always tried to avoid meetings or outright say I wouldn’t go.