Thursday, June 17, 2010

My Creative Space

This week it's a project that Dave and I have been working on for...shall I say it....a couple of years!!!!!!!

We have a 225m2 Veggie Patch which requires 60 Meters of fencing.....why? To keep those pesky DUCKS OUT!!!!

We needed....
24 panels of recycled rio - waste from house slab construction
Loads of cypress pine posts and rails - milled by one of the locals who cut down some pines, purchased
Hardwood blocks - picked up off building sites
C channel steel - waste off a "steel home" building site
Square mesh - purchased
Wire Clips - purchased

Mix them all up and voila....here you have it...one super fine veggie garden fence.



It was a freaky brain wave of mine to suggest the channels, so we can slip each fence panel in and out with ease. That way, when we get our stable straw (from a local horse trainer for free) we are able to drive around the garden and offload in the spot required, reducing double handling. The design is working a treat but now we need to put in a cute little swing gate for the kids. We'll get it done.......eventually.



For more creative spaces fun, grab a cup-pa and pop over to Kootoyoo.

17 comments:

Tammy James said...

Great work Leonie, love the channelled Panels concept to, smart thinking.

Gifts of Serendipity said...

No need to rush, we all know that it's the best things that take the longest time.

BTW, love the forward thinking ingenuity with the channels.

Felicity

the textured leaf said...

What a fantastic ingenious idea! Your fence looks gorgeous. Im a huge fan of rio. We made french type arches from some in our last house as I just cant get past the aging rusty form it gives.
If I can face my kitchen today (the dishes are reaching the dining room too as theres no bench space left) you can finish your gate! x

Kirsty said...

Wonderful!

I spent a HUGE amount of money on a new side fence recently & yours is much better looking!

Michelle said...

I have severe vegie garden envy....

Looks amazing.

Caroline said...

Leonie, BEng(honorary). Sounds like you guys have a fabulous house and garden.

Michelle said...

Wonderful Leonie! We need fencing around our vegie garden to keep the critters out and I'm wondering how we'll ever afford it. Your resourcefulness is, as ever, very inspiring : )

xx

m.e (Cathie) said...

well done, sigh of relief I bet!
gotta say, loving that last photo Ms Leonie.

flossy-p said...

That's one sturdy looking fence, and one lush looking veggie patch! Have you seen Martha Stewart's veggie garden, it looks like yours! Only much bigger, but she has full time gardeners.

dillpickle said...

Oh, I dream of a vege patch that size!! The fence sounds great, and so user-friendly, too. Clever.

Cath @ chunkychooky said...

I love it! we built a huge cage to put the veggies in as the possums can climb any fence so we have several vegie gardens, the cage and the non caged ones the high non caged ones are too high for the kangaroos to reach... its all so confusing Chef keeps onto what can be planted where...

Sarah said...

That looks FANTASTIC - feels good when you get things done hey! LOVE the fence idea - will keep in mind.

little grubs said...

Wow what a great veggie garden you now have. Isn't it lovely to take the everyday logistics into consideration and design something that works for you. x

Kate said...

Brilliant! Practical and nice looking too. Great work! Gorgeous pics. Happy shed night. What will you talk about now that job's done? X

Sherrin said...

Looking great! I can only dream of having a veggie patch large enough to drive around!!

Angie said...

ha! take that ducks!

it looks perfect; creative,thrifty & practical.

Jasmine said...

I always find the topic od your posts so timely! I am obsessed with fencing and gates at the moment. Your construction solutions look fantastic!