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Jason
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Re: Introduce yourself to the community

@Nikkie_P

 

I currently have a black thumbnail as I squashed it between two bits of timber. It hurt. Looking forward to reading your bandaid placement tips!

 

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ctaylor56
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Re: Introduce yourself to the community

Hi all,

 

my name is Catherine and I am struggling to deal with the gardening conditions in Canberra after having lived most of my life in Sydney and then Coffs Harbour.

I love the bulbs and fruit trees that grow here, but am taking a long time to learn the pattern of the seasons and the need for supplementary watering.

I am having great success with berries - rasberries, strawberries, thornless blackberries and blueberries are all growing well, and I have just introduced black and red currants and gooseberries to the garden to see how they go next season.

Vegetables I am not yet getting right, but have started building beds in a sunnier part of the yard and have high hopes for Spring 2016 as the beginning of something great.

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Jason
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Re: Introduce yourself to the community

Hi Catherine (@ctaylor56),

 

A very warm welcome to Workshop. Many thanks for joining the community and introducing yourself. I am sure you will find plenty of like-minded gardeners here in the community that you can learn from and share ideas with. You might like to start by adding to these popular discussions:

 

 

 

Thanks again for joining us. I'm looking forward to seeing more of your posts soon. 

 

Jason

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poodlefrenzy
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Hi Sue

 

I copied this pic from the website - not sure how to attach it as a picture so here is the link.  The website shows the different sizes and also lots of different applications.  The tree guard is flat pack and you just fold it around and hold it together with a wooden stake which gets stuck in the ground to hold the guard up. So the plant is in the ground, surrounded by the guard and when the plant is big and strong you can take the stake out and undo the tree guard.

 

http://www.globallandrepair.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/Pioneerguard.jpg

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Andy_Mann
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@diyhack.

With 4 kids, 3 being teenagers, time is your enemy.

If you've got plenty of tools but haven't mastered them, pick a tool that you feel will be the most used, or important, & spend time doing repetition skill building on scrap materials.

It's better/cheaper to mess up on scrap pieces, that valuable material on the final product.

Something to pep you up, is that apprentices in each trade, generally take 4 to 5 years of training, before they become even a rookie tradesperson. ; )

Final thing, don't rush a job, take your time, & be positive. You'll be rewarded by having finished items that you, & others will be proud of.

Good luck mate

John

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Rob5125
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Re: Introduce yourself to the community

Hi Everyone,

My name is Rob and have been D.I.Y ideas, designing, building over the past 40 years. Not only do I like a challenge but I like to save money like a lot of other people and getting ideas from everybody then doing want I can myself within reason and safety. In other words I won't attempt any electrical when it's to do with the home.

I am a new team member at Bunnings Noosa starting early June.

I've got a lot of before and after photos taken over many years I would like to show over time on this site.

Everything from my new shoe rack from about 2 weeks ago to kitchen makeover, bathroom makeover, concreteing driveway the cheap way, rockpool with waterfalls, many other variety of projects.

My biggest project what I call is my Rollercopter, 12 years in the designing and building in my backyard. It is a cross between a Roller coaster and a helicopter simulator which you sit in on a suspended track controlled by a 24 electric motor and shoots lasers at targets.

I like to share information and ideas.

Jason, a sausage on bread equals protein and carbs for the next project. Every time I go to Bunnings I have one because I know I'll be there a while.

Any ice cream is a favorite.

Cheers

Rob

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Frances
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Re: Introduce yourself to the community

Hi everyone, my name is Frances.

 

I live in a unit which is about 25 years old in suburban Brisbane. I bought it about 18 months ago but have been a bit slow to get improvements underway. Here are some of my planned projects:

  • interior decorating (nothing exotic, but nice fresh paint throughout)
  • low key improvment to bathroom (not planning to attack the tiles with a sledge hammer but may paint them)
  • kitchen facelift with new appliances (not diy) but need to decide on the best economical way to improve the bench tops (currently very worn and tired but otherwise undamaged laminex)
  • paint garage floor
  • remodel laundry (which is at the top of the garage)
  • small backyard (currently a gravel and concrete wasteland) in which I want to creat 2 garden rooms. One where the water heater and clothes hang out in which I also want a raised garden bed for veggies; and the other which I want as a relaxation/entertainment area. ? decking, paving, lush plants, water feature.........

These are the main projects but I am finding that ideas generate other ideas. I have a note book and scrap book for each area of the unit and garden and am in the process of noting, pasting and sketching my ideas. The real challenge is to translate the ideas into action. Obviously I will need tradies to do some work but I really want to do as much as I can myself. Apart form saving money I would like the sense of achievement that comes from a job well done using my own resources. I do need some step by step advice for most of my self do-able projects!

 

That's enough for now.

 

Cheers,

 

Frances

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Frances
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Re: Introduce yourself to the community

Sorry, I forgot to make a comment about sausages and ice cream (obviously not together - ugh!)

The bread and sausage thing is a banga sanga (in my opinion) see also https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gfx1BCpnNbs for an especially Australian version.

As for the ice cream: I make a vanilla gelato that's rather yummy.

Cheers,

Frances


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Jason
Community Manager
Community Manager

Re: Introduce yourself to the community

Hi @Rob5125,

 

Thanks for introducing yourself and for joining the Workshop community. Welcome aboard. It sounds like you have a great deal of experience, knowledge and skills that you can share on Workshop with others. I'm looking forward to seeing some of your handiwork, especially your Rollercopter! Please post again soon.

 

Jason

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Jason
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Re: Introduce yourself to the community

Welcome to Workshop @Frances. It's wonderful to have you as a member of the community. I hope you find plenty of useful information and advice on the site, and enjoy the company of like-minded community members.

 

It certainly looks like you have some great projects ahead. I'm sure the community will be keen to assist with tips and inspiration. Having a scrapboard for ideas is always very useful. We are thinking about how we might do something similiar here on Workshop so you can save your favourite posts and photos to a scrapbook. 

 

Looking forward to seeing more of your posts soon. Perhaps you'd like to start a new discussion about one of your projects, put up some "before" pictures from your unit and get ideas from the community.

 

Thanks again,

 

Jason

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