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A spot of gardening in Tuncurry - NSW

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Whilst walking along the harbour break wall one day, a friendly local stopped to discuss the Sea Hare I'd been studying in the water. To cut a short story even shorter, he asked for my number and I invited him up to come shell hunting with me on the nearby beach, despite the pouring rain!
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So we went out fully prepared I even had wellies (gum boots) on, but they were soon full of water! So what else to do when you're already thoroughly soaked through - go for a swim in the ocean!
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...this was Nick! someone just as crazy as me.
I've since learnt that most adventures involved a little off-roading in the land cruiser. The trip back from the pub that night was no exception!
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Nick had a list of job to do in the garden before he went away for a couple of month, so I offered to help out (in exchange for food and board of course)!
First job was the Elephant Fence. Not that there is a problem with wild elephants in Tuncurry, but if you're going to build a fence, you might as well make it a good one!
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Using old sleepers on their third lease of life,
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creating a future trellis to grow jasmine along, which should soften it a little!!
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Next were the raised beds in the rear garden.
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First job was to clear all the buffalo grass - it's tough, as the name suggests!
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Then add a trellis for climbing beans and banana tree support.
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and soon you have what is affectionately called the Charlotte Style Chapel! First service held a few days later one evening (with a few beers)!

The Kookaburra liked it
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The next bed, tucked under the stairs was built by an English Rose, for English roses (and other!).
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and soon to be a path outside the shed.
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Finished off by Nick with a lot of hard graft!
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With the compost above ready for plating some goodies in a few months time.

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Posted by charlystyles 13:18 Archived in Australia Tagged gardening tuncurry

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Hi Charly

your adventure is truly amazing, its been so long but I was determined to know where you are, yesterday night you were in my thoughts and I was just uneasy, I just wanted to know that you are fine and ok

Your friend Ram

by Ram

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