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Actually, there are a lot of sculptured stumps in Canada.. It's an art form, probably started by the natives. Is that right?

Now, johnny, you can have loads of those sculptured wood stumps to add to theme of a stumpery in your garden and it's good for wildlife.. and you can make a bbq pitch surrounded by stumps .. like Daren's ..I wish I had an acre of land.. or two, or three.. I'm not greedy, hehe!
 
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That's true Alp. The west coast natives carve the genuine totems.

Tetters,
I love those. And how much is that doggy in the window?
 
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:(I was hoping that doggy was for sale.

Afternoon all.
What a gorgeous day.
Wow Tetters, that snake is fantastic.
Darren , lovely big garden. I'd like a stroll around to see what's what. Being nosey an all. :geek: Looks interesting.
Big squeely surprise this morning while strolling around 'my estate' :rolleyes:
I found about a dozen teeny tiny red buds on my Night Phlox that I thought would not survive the winter. Apparently it has a knock out scent on a warm summers evening. Let's hope we get some warm summers evening then. :)

Hiya to everyone. :)
 
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Johnny, the Easter Island movement is spreading!
I also love the cobra sculpture in Tetter's post. Now I'll be looking for just the right form of deadwood to carve (although with my artistic talent, it will probably look more like a garden snake!).
 
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I don't call it mine I just created it and sit & Eat barbeques & light the fire some evening with friends . Its a long story I'll save for another Day (although everyone seems to call it my garden :)) On the subject of stumperies A friend of mine is making one & I just popped in to have a look to day hand help him place so of the plants .....& quick thinking I took a picture as we are talking about stumperies....Not finished but a project started this week ...here is a peek shot
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Strumperies, LOL. New word for me. LOL :):):):) Anyway, :LOL::LOL::LOL::LOL:
Ok, that is out of my system.
We did take down 8 trees three summers ago, working on "Burning" out the stumps, but they are low. Have two over on the side which are to close to flowers to burn out, so thinking of ringing them with a wide garden boarder thing, pile soil in it and plant some annuals. We are in the process of "burning" out to right now. Have not seen pieces of wood used in that way as above pictures. We have a log splitter, that splits them for our fireplace. Keeping wood too close to the house invites insects (just saying)
 
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Runny, delighted your night phlox is in good health :)
Daren, keep us updated there. :)
 

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Think Daren is hiding, behind the biggest stump! LOL!
 

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Strumperies, LOL. New word for me. LOL :):):):) Anyway, :LOL::LOL::LOL::LOL:
Ok, that is out of my system.
We did take down 8 trees three summers ago, working on "Burning" out the stumps, but they are low. Have two over on the side which are to close to flowers to burn out, so thinking of ringing them with a wide garden boarder thing, pile soil in it and plant some annuals. We are in the process of "burning" out to right now. Have not seen pieces of wood used in that way as above pictures. We have a log splitter, that splits them for our fireplace. Keeping wood too close to the house invites insects (just saying)
See what Daren has done is good for everything, rather than burning them. Use cut rings as stepping stones or garden features, logs as seats .. some smaller one for wildlife .. I saw people using twigs and bigger branches for Stoats and other wildlife ..
 

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Tetters: they are lovely! Cobra in Kent! Shock horror! i like your banter with johnny .. very cheesy! LOL! But so apt..

Runny, phlox! I wish I had said yes and I would have 2 packets or at least one. Will see if I can get it cheap end of season sales.. Everybody is raging about the knock out scent.

That stumpery is amazing .. Such well use of logs, organic and practical.. So glad you've started this thread, Tetters.

Johnny, that's it, Totem is the word.. Saw them quite a few times. Very interesting.
 
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Strumperies, LOL. New word for me. LOL :):):):) Anyway, :LOL::LOL::LOL::LOL:
Ok, that is out of my system.
We did take down 8 trees three summers ago, working on "Burning" out the stumps, but they are low. Have two over on the side which are to close to flowers to burn out, so thinking of ringing them with a wide garden boarder thing, pile soil in it and plant some annuals. We are in the process of "burning" out to right now. Have not seen pieces of wood used in that way as above pictures. We have a log splitter, that splits them for our fireplace. Keeping wood too close to the house invites insects (just saying)
What a chuckle Esther....now you have given my Stumpery a whole new Presidential name :LOL::LOL::LOL: In future it will always be my STrumpery.
Do you have problems with termites where you live? I've been thinking a strumpery :) wouldn`t last long at all where my kids are in Queensland.
We usually get stumps removed with a stump grinder.
 

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Queensland? My ex's sister just went back to Queensland, Cairns. She was so worn out that she fainted on the plane... Two funerals and a lot of to and fro were to blame, I think!
 
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oh, I see, accidently put and "R" in there. The word Stumperies is funny anyway, with or without the "R". No we have no trouble with termites. And some do remove stumps with a stump grinder, but it cost $$$. so instead we are burning them out. I guess if I was an anal gardner I would go for the grinder, but I am not, and we have tons of leaves to burn anyway.
 
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Esther: You can think of making leaf mould by storing some in sacs and even selling them for $! Leaf mould is a good soil condition for clay soil and some plants love it as part of their growing conditions. Dry leaves can be composted. Mind you, with the size of your garden, I can understand why you resort to burning them. Here people sell or give away their logs .. but then we have smaller gardens. Well, I have.. can't say for others..
 

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