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Offline Rena

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Any idea how to use these in a feature?
« on: February 23, 2011, 15:15:01 PM »
We have some of these granite blocks lying around waiting to be made into a garden feature - about 10 big ones (use the slip slop as a guide to size!) and a few half blocks.  The idea was to make a water  feature with them or a feature under the old oak tree - but the sheer weight of them makes it impossible to move them around to see what it will look like!  Any ideas ??? ???


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Re: Any idea how to use these in a feature?
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2011, 18:37:22 PM »
You can build a mini Stonehenge around the tree and sit on them!  ;)
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Re: Any idea how to use these in a feature?
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2011, 09:09:06 AM »
Hi Rena
Here is what you do.
Put a 2 plans together Plan-A and plan-B on paper and go to the place were you can get the gardeners of the street and look for the two ones with the biggest muscles and let them move it round for you  :mmm: :mmm: LOL
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Re: Any idea how to use these in a feature?
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2011, 09:09:06 AM »
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Re: Any idea how to use these in a feature?
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2011, 11:27:42 AM »
 LOL LOL LOL
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Re: Any idea how to use these in a feature?
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2011, 19:33:45 PM »
Rena, if you can move them, I can see them at the base of a lone standing palm tree, put in a square, and filled with pebbles.

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Re: Any idea how to use these in a feature?
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2011, 20:55:30 PM »
Ah man, I wrote a long reply on Friday, and it disappeared >:(
I love that first one. Such nice texture. I agree with stonehenge! Or planted vertically for displaying interesting rocks on?

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Re: Any idea how to use these in a feature?
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2011, 08:56:19 AM »
Thanks all - I'm doing some heavy (!) thinking about all the ideas........................while watching Avatar last night I couldn't help thinking that if I had one or two of them blue guys in the garden it would help....!
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Re: Any idea how to use these in a feature?
« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2011, 09:40:38 AM »

 :)  Put them around your beautiful oak, fill with soil and plant clivias... just the little Bella matter hey..?!

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Re: Any idea how to use these in a feature?
« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2011, 07:11:15 AM »
 :mmm: Have you built the Stonehenge yet  ???
Sure would look cool in your garden
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Re: Any idea how to use these in a feature?
« Reply #9 on: September 05, 2011, 13:49:15 PM »
wow those are handsome rocks. I would also like a stonehenge but sjoe, you'll need strong builders....
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Re: Any idea how to use these in a feature?
« Reply #10 on: September 05, 2011, 17:44:56 PM »
....sorry, no movement on that feature yet :( :( :(
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Re: Any idea how to use these in a feature?
« Reply #11 on: September 05, 2011, 22:33:53 PM »
Rena
If you do not have big muscled men (like Johan suggests) to move these rocks around, try shifting them with levers and steel pipes underneath. Cecile's idea of building them into Clivia beds would definitely be the easier option.
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