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Old 07-02-2010, 09:25 AM
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Default Re: what are your hobbies (legal ones ) !

Landscaping and historical build renovation are my two main hobbies/obsessions. The renovation is more out of necessity. The landscaping is the fun bit (but a huge amount of work). The scheme pictured below represents 4 years work and thousands of man hours worked. Apart from some machine & occasional driver hire, everything is the work of myself & my long suffering wife, Yvonne. The oak framed house was completely stripped to the shell, then built back up. The garage was renovated with drum loft over. The gardens (about 1.5 acres) were 8ft high in brambles & other stuff. We shifted 8,000 tonnes of earth, built an 8ft earth retaining rockery with waterfall from 360 1-3 tonne boulders, planted 190 trees, 7,000 plants, etc, etc. Still got the drive to finish though. Pictures taken in spring, so everything is so much bigger & greener now. Hope you enjoy looking at the work of someone who never rests.
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