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BEVS Dec 1st 2017 10:09 pm

Show us your NZ garden pics please.
 
We're coming into summer now so let's have a bit of a share perhaps.

Anyone willing to share a pic of their NZ garden & a bit about it .

Justcol Dec 2nd 2017 4:38 am

Re: Show us your NZ garden pics please.
 
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I have too much lawn

Shard Dec 2nd 2017 9:07 am

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Originally Posted by Justcol (Post 12392797)
I have too much lawn

Nice !!

BEVS did you really have to remind me that you're going into summer down there! 3C this morning.

BEVS Dec 2nd 2017 8:30 pm

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Originally Posted by Shard (Post 12392840)
Nice !!

BEVS did you really have to remind me that you're going into summer down there! 3C this morning.

Mwahaha.

Attachment 129075

I will post up some pics laters. We inherited ours so it is old-fashioned and high maintenance. Attempts to help this over the past decade have so far failed. :lol:
Just off for a mulch mountain so back laters.

Nice green lawn Justcol. Ours has browned off already.

Justcol Dec 2nd 2017 10:41 pm

Re: Show us your NZ garden pics please.
 
No water restrictions here, it gets watered daily.
Can anyone recommend a good ride on, pushing a mower
around half an acre every spare weekend is killing me

Shard Dec 2nd 2017 11:16 pm

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Originally Posted by Justcol (Post 12393090)
No water restrictions here, it gets watered daily.
Can anyone recommend a good ride on, pushing a mower
around half an acre every spare weekend is killing me

It does look a challenge. How about one of these...

9 best robot lawnmowers | The Independent

Kotare Dec 3rd 2017 2:03 am

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Originally Posted by Justcol (Post 12393090)
No water restrictions here, it gets watered daily.
Can anyone recommend a good ride on, pushing a mower
around half an acre every spare weekend is killing me

If you are feeling flush get a Walkers zero turn, mine cut my mowing time by 50%. But probably overkill for your little patch without obstacles :-).

A Rush And A Push Dec 3rd 2017 2:37 am

Re: Show us your NZ garden pics please.
 
I don’t know how to put a photo on here from my phone so no pics but I did count the flowers on the cucumber plants this morning. 4 plants and each have about 8-9 flowers on. So if they all become cucumbers that will save me approximately $700 in supermarket cucumber purchases 😀. Think I’ll plant more this week

Justcol Dec 3rd 2017 2:44 am

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Originally Posted by Kotare (Post 12393141)
If you are feeling flush get a Walkers zero turn, mine cut my mowing time by 50%. But probably overkill for your little patch without obstacles :-).

A Walker mower would be overkill for me
I'd be off doing everyone else's lawns just to feel I was getting me moneys worth

escapedtonz Dec 4th 2017 12:55 am

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Originally Posted by Justcol (Post 12393090)
No water restrictions here, it gets watered daily.
Can anyone recommend a good ride on, pushing a mower
around half an acre every spare weekend is killing me

Can't go wrong with a John Deere green machine :p
Couldn't afford one myself so went for a used Cub Cadet LT1042 which I'd also recommend as a garden tractor type. Bit more affordable but still easy to fix, generally inexpensive parts, easy to work on and easily serviceable yourself.
If I could afford a new one I'd be going for a zero turn thingy as they're just awesome, but start at $6k so not likely :blink:

BEVS Dec 4th 2017 1:21 am

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Originally Posted by escapedtonz (Post 12393587)
Can't go wrong with a John Deere green machine :p
Couldn't afford one myself so went for a used Cub Cadet LT1042 which I'd also recommend as a garden tractor type. Bit more affordable but still easy to fix, generally inexpensive parts, easy to work on and easily serviceable yourself.
If I could afford a new one I'd be going for a zero turn thingy as they're just awesome, but start at $6k so not likely :blink:

A-hem

Where are the pics of your landscaping?

Kotare Dec 4th 2017 5:49 pm

Re: Show us your NZ garden pics please.
 
We have a lovely 5 acres in the far North - luckily it is low maint and the wife is a gardener while I do the lawns (with a zero turn Walker).

https://i.imgur.com/zIOhhjrl.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/ZGKFTHGl.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/SBvcBe3l.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/AgwvXjml.jpg

Catchafire Dec 7th 2017 12:26 am

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Our wee veggie patch.

Lots going on though. Heaps of chard, lettuce, onions, beetroot, tomatoes.

escapedtonz Dec 7th 2017 8:23 am

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Originally Posted by BEVS (Post 12393601)
A-hem

Where are the pics of your landscaping?

:lol:
I'll take some new pics of the garden and post them :eek:
Not done a great deal of work on the retaining wall as the Mrs has been working quite a bit recently so have the mini-me to look after so only getting the odd hour or so on my days off and just can't seem to get any momentum going as always having to stop and start. In laws just arrived so hopefully get some time to work on it.

Shard Dec 7th 2017 11:14 am

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Originally Posted by tigerstyle (Post 12394699)
wow!

+1.

Massive.


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