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Imagedana
Feb 2, 2010 1:37 PM CST
Name: dana aka iris28
tristate area, ky z6b
I created this cubit because concrete is a great thing to use in gardens. IT provides a strong contrast between the plant's soft look and the hardness of the concrete. It also serves the purpose of holding the plants and bordering, art and many other features a garden can have. Concrete also has an organic look to it, so for me it looks like it came from the earth.. it looks real. and my favorite thing is its cheeeep!
This forum isnt only for gardening projects.. concrete can be used for anything so lets see all your projects and ideas..
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ImageRidesredmule
Mar 22, 2010 9:43 AM CST
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
I get the kind with the fibers already in it. It isn't cheap, but do like to use it. I use it mainly on the finish -up mosiac use. It does pretty good.
Imagedana
Mar 22, 2010 9:45 AM CST
Name: dana aka iris28
tristate area, ky z6b
lol i guess cheapness is relative..
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ImageRidesredmule
Mar 22, 2010 10:05 AM CST
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
But it doesn't take the love away. I will start after it warms up, too cool now. My "shop" is outside and I am ready to start.
Imagedana
Mar 22, 2010 6:39 PM CST
Name: dana aka iris28
tristate area, ky z6b
fibers do make it stronger.. you could add them yourself to cheap concrete. i tend to like things that dont add extra steps though.lol
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ImageRidesredmule
Mar 23, 2010 6:45 AM CST
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
Me too. They don't have themlaying around at Lowes, that I have ever seen.
I sent a girl one of my butterfly girls. How do you ship things with out breakage. My poor butterfly did not arrive in one piece. I feel so sad :-(
But what do you do to keep things all in one piece?
Imagedana
Mar 23, 2010 7:13 AM CST
Name: dana aka iris28
tristate area, ky z6b
ive been thinking about that.i think if you secured it some how .. like taping it amnd making sure the packing material is tightly packed. id wrap it in bubble wrap then tape it tightly to a firm piece of cardboard then pack it
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ImageRidesredmule
Mar 23, 2010 7:26 AM CST
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
I had to bubblewrap around the face ,so her nose wouldn't get damaged. Still have to hear what was broken, hopefully the wing. It will be easy to repair. Istuffed that package with bubble wrap, newspaper I taped bubblewrap on the wings I should have taped it to a Cardboard backingI guess. YOu know they have this stuff you can spray into cracks and it swells up in the holes, might have to try something like that. Never thought of that. Hmmmm.......
Her wing was broken is the UPDATE
But she glued it back together and it didn't do bad. But I don't like to send stuff and have it broken.
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AlohaHoya
May 31, 2010 4:36 PM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
HI there.... I really can't find the proper place to post this....but...I am looking for some fencing ideas for my son who just bought a new house in the PNW. Do any of you know of any links to some creative (=inexpensive) fencing ideas....like...I was thinking of alternating wood slats for 6' and then hogwire for 6' and on the hogwire grow raspberries or kiwi or....or.....

Would love any suggestions....

Carol
Leap. The net will appear.
ImageCrista
Jul 6, 2010 11:48 AM CST
Name: Crista Abel
Gilbert, Arizona
Charlene, here's an idea for shipping that I've heard works for breakable items. You wrap the item in a trash bag or something that will completely cover it. Then, use spray foam insulation (that expands) into the bottom of the shipping box, set in the item when the foam has set up enough to support weight and then spray in more of the foam. This makes sense to me in principle, but I've never tried it.
Crista
ImageRidesredmule
Jul 6, 2010 12:13 PM CST
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
Crista, that sounds like a good idea. Now we just got to send something out to test it.
I think that stuff you get a hardware stores that swells in windows would work, don't you???
We'll have to do something and give it a try.
AlohaHoya
Jul 7, 2010 11:26 AM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
What a marvelous idea!!! Wish I had known that when I packed 6 framed pieces WITH glass to ship to my son.

Thanks.
Leap. The net will appear.
denimangle
Oct 3, 2010 5:09 PM CST
Name: Cheryl White
Butler, Texas
I have shipped glass with no brakeage just wrapped in bubblewrap & peanuts.
shipped wood crafts that got broken ... I think iys just the luck of the draw

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