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Spelling lol never my strong point. I often refer to this kind of garden feature as loggery :) spell cheque is not likening that:) ....... here is a picture of my dog named woody yesterday in the daffs. He is 10 this April & he loves a stick or ball(y)
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We have 20, 180 foot tall trees in our front yard alone.--they drop leaves in the fall. We have 10, 180 foot tall trees in our back yard, that drop leaves, we have a wooded perimeter. We have 3 acres. I start raking in October, and I am still raking. We have machines to suck it up, we have blowers, we have tarp to drag leaves to the woods to break down. We pile leaves on the stump, can't burn fast enough. Have to wait till the wind is right also. I work full time outside the home, so beside, my job, cleaning house, cooking meals, sitting on the computer, sleeping. laundry. Yes, husband helps but he has his stuff as we all.
Around this area, there are lots of leaves for all to have for their own property, and also lots of free wood to burn for fireplaces or wood stove.
 
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So you move those logs around when you mow the lawn? @Daren .
O no To much like hard work They nearly broke me moveing them there in the first place. I moved them in place by hand on my own. some of my biggest logs where real hard to move the 50yard or more from where they fell. I had to invent ways and means to get them in position..... Now I just strim round them before I cut. I' also like you are a little bit engulfed by leaves. My own garden is surrounded by load of mature oaks. & I also look after and maintain many gardens One garden I do Is a wedding venue which has 73 wedding booked this year. I get out the garden before the bride turns up lol they don't want me there:)
 

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Terrifying, Esther! Suddenly, the joy becomes a chore! Raking from October to March! Oh, dear! That's some chore.. You're a superwoman, Esther and you keep your garden beautifully. I voted for your garden .. Shhh!
 

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Daren, beautiful pic! Nice to see people getting hitched in garden settings .. We often see weddings in Nymans even though we only go there once or twice a year ..
 
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Esther, when we lived in town we had prom photos taken in our garden, as well as engagement photos. Don't go with the weddings--too much fuss and bother. A quick photo shoot and they are gone with prom and engagements. You also don't have to deal with "bridezilla'!
 
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:LOL::LOL:Hey Esther, what is an anal gardener? Larisa - that could be the start of a fantastic Stumpery, but unfortunately it may not be in the right place.
 

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maybe that is what I can do offer Weddings in my gardens. When I retire I will have more days to make things so perfect. Right now I have a gazebo that needs attention, as soon as the weather breaks.
Clever idea.. You can do it now.. Your garden has the potential .. Why not.. Maybe get a manager! Or Open day two or 3 times a year to share all your pride and joy!
 

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:LOL::LOL:Hey Esther, what is an anal gardener? Larisa - that could be the start of a fantastic Stumpery, but unfortunately it may not be in the right place.
Is that a typo?? :D:ROFLMAO:
 
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An Anal Gardener-- one who is very precise that everything is mulched so perfect, that "ALL" weeds pulled, that "all" is pruned to perfection. Grass cut to the perfect height. etc.
 
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This is part of the stumpery at Highgrove. I found Prince Charles view on the value of rotting wood to wildlife to be quite an inspiration. My own small attempt is meagre in comparison, but already it has attracted much attention from birds and many other creatures.
 
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This is the last addition to my stumpery! It weighs about two tons and it was really hard work giving my two friends instructions on how to get it into place -took the best part of a day and several pots of tea. DSC00012.JPG DSC00013.JPG DSC00014.JPG There is a natural bowl in the centre, which is a great place for a bird watering hole.
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Lovely! They look like sculpted art works, each one has its distinctive features! @Tetters.. So much character.. better than those dumped on the ground in Biddulph Grange..

Well done for choosing such interesting stumps..
 
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:eek: I am impressed Tetters, did you hire the world's strongest men to get that bad boy into position? Love the bird bath/bee drinking station in the middle, they can rest on the wood and dip their tongues down :)
 
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Your comment makes me laugh:ROFLMAO:.. Soon, Tetters can have a camcorder at the bird bath in the middle of one stump and we can all enjoy her bird videos. And with any luck, we might even see your beloved hoggies...
 

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