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Property January 26, 2018

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A great new home for the new year! 49 McMurdo Street, Tinwald You will find this family property in pristine condition, just waiting for a new owner. There is a lot on offer here including: four bedrooms with the large master offering an ensuite and walk-in-robe. There are two living areas including a separate lounge and a good size dining area that is handily located by the central, well-appointed kitchen. All sliding doors have fly screens and there are two heat pumps to keep the property comfortable all year round; with the addition of a gas fire in the second living area.

Generous storage options and a separate laundry which leads out to the double garage. The garage has access to the rear of the section through a single garage door. The section is already home to a nicely landscaped perimeter planting and some vege gardens for those with green fingers. There is also a garden shed and greenhouse for growing the prize tomatoes. It is well set out so there is enough lawn for kids and pets to play on and it is fully fenced. The property is well-positioned to maximise the sun.

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Easy As – How to

create wooden garden borders MACROCARPA SLEEPERS ARE A SOLID RAISED OPTION THAT ADDS STRONG DEFINITION TO ANY GARDEN. FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS IN THIS GUIDE TO CREATE THE BORDER YOU WANT.

HANDY HINTS

GETTING STARTED

First think about how far out from your boundary or fence line you want the sleepers to go. If you want to gauge how it’s going to look, laying a hose where you intend the border to go, will help give you an idea. Check what length sleepers are available to buy and calculate how many you’ll need for your job. If you’ve got multiple sleepers in a row, you’ll need to run a string line to ensure you put them in a straight line. To do this, hammer a peg in the ground where you want the first sleeper to be. Measure the distance between your fence and the peg and then measure parallel at the other end, where you want the last sleeper to be, and hammer in your second peg. Run your string line between the two pegs. If your backyard is uneven or sloping, then adjust the height of your string line to the same height as the sleepers you’re using. This line will be used as your point of reference or ‘datum’ when finally laying down your sleepers and ensures they’ll look straight and are parallel to the ground. In this case our sleepers are 100mm high so this will be the height of our string line. It’s a good idea at this stage to lay the sleepers out along the string line. If you do need to cut one sleeper down we recommend you put this sleeper at the end where it will be least noticeable.

CUTTING AND JOINING THE SLEEPERS

To join sleepers you can use either a butt join or a lap join. We’ve used a lap join as this type of join is stronger, and will ensure your sleepers remain straight. It takes a little more work, but will look better and it will last longer. If you prefer to do a simple butt join, just cut the end of each sleeper square using a handsaw, mitre saw or circular saw and butt the two sleepers together.

Secure them by screwing a nail plate over the join on the back. For a lap join you need to cut a rebate into the end of each sleeper, so they can be overlapped and screwed together.

TO CREATE A REBATE

• Check the end of your sleeper is straight, if it’s not then you’ll need to correct this yourself. Use a pencil and square to mark a line just in from the end – this will be your new straight edge. Cut along this line using a handsaw, mitre saw or circular saw. • Mark a line 200mm in from the new end, then square this down the sides of the sleeper also. • Measure the width of your sleeper (ours is 100mm). • Using your square, mark a line half the width of the sleeper around the edges (ours is 50mm). • If using a circular saw, set the blade to the depth (ours is 50mm) and make a series of cuts approximately 5mm apart across the sleeper. • Take a large chisel (at least 40mm) and following the pencil line, hammer the chisel along the line. Using your hammer break out fins gently. • Clean up the join with your chisel. To secure the sleepers together use 90mm x 10mm galvanised coach screws. Mark on the sleeper where the screws need to be inserted. As our lap join is 200mm long, they need to be 100mm in from the end and 50mm from either side of the sleeper. To drill the hole for the coach screws, use a 28mm spade bit to drill holes 15mm deep. This size is slightly bigger than the washer of the screw, so that we can countersink the coach screw head tidily into the sleeper.

MOUNTING SLEEPER IN THE GROUND

Drill three evenly spaced holes 50mm deep on the bottom of each sleeper using a 10mm drill

bit. These are for the reinforcing rods. Use the same masking tape on the drill bit trick like earlier so that you don’t drill too far through. Take the 350mm length reinforcing rods and make a 90° bend at the 300mm mark — you want the rod to be 300mm long with a 50mm bend on the end. Use a cutter-bender to cut and bend the rod, or an angle grinder or hacksaw and a vice. Hammer the straight end of the rods into the predrilled holes. The 90° end will be set into the concrete. To set in concrete, use pegs to mark the position of the rods in the ground. Scrape out a channel, the length of your border, one spade-width wide and approximately 50mm deep. Where your pegs are, dig holes 250mm deep and one spade-width square ready for concrete. Mix concrete according to the packet instructions and place into the holes. Shovel scoria into the channel between each hole to a height of 50mm and level it off. This will help prevent the timber from being in direct contact with the earth and causing it to rot. Drop the sleepers into place, checking that they are aligned with your string line. Screw the coach screws in. Leave overnight to let the concrete set. To ensure the sleepers stay level and don’t slump into the concrete under their own weight, place some offcut timber underneath for support while it’s setting. Remove any sharp edges on the sleepers with a hand plane, and lightly sand them to smooth off any rough areas. If you want, you can stain sleepers to create your desired appearance. To tidy up you may need to backfill the lawn and garden with garden mix, and sow the area with grass seed. – Mitre 10 Mega Ashburton

HOW TO HOW TO CREATE WOODEN GARDEN BORDERS CREATE GARDEN

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Creating garden borders is one of the easiest ways to spruce up your outdoors and add plenty of character. Create defined displays and keep your garden and outdoor space looking great.

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ƒƒ To make sure you don’t drill deeper than needed, apply masking tape to the spade bit 15mm up from the bottom edges so that you can easily see how far you have drilled. ƒƒ Drill through the centre of the 28mm spade holes with a 10mm auger bit to accommodate the coachscrews. ƒƒ Lay down the sleepers in line with the string line and check that the joins fit together. ƒƒ Now, using a 200mm x 7mm auger drill bit, pre-drill a hole through the hole in the top sleeper, into the bottom sleeper, so that the coach screw has plenty of bite. ƒƒ When the sleepers are sitting in place, mark out the edge of the sleepers with a spade, and clearly number the sleepers in order. You now need to move your sleepers aside, but your numbering will ensure you put them back into place properly. ƒƒ Use the chisel with bevel side facing down so it doesn’t eat into the timber.

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Love your leeks

LEEKS ARE ANOTHER OF THOSE PLANTS THAT I OFTEN GET PEOPLE TELLING ME THEY STRUGGLE TO GROW. INSTEAD OF PRODUCING SOLID, LARGE LEEKS, THESE FRUSTRATED GARDENERS TALK OF SHRIVELLED, SPRING ONION LOOK-ALIKES.

Leeks are not a set and forget type of plant, they require a little love and attention, and if looked after will be a handy and tasty vegetable to have in the garden. And now is a really good time to plant them. They take a long time to grow, so in order to be ready during winter they need to be in the ground soon. Now’s also a good time because even though they need cold weather, they like to get started while the weather is still warm. Order your leek seedlings from www. awapuni.co.nz. Each regular sized bundle has 20 leek seedlings (which look a lot like chives) in it. Next find a good place to plant. They need to be grown in full sun and the soil needs to be well-drained. So if your soil is dense and compact, break it up with a garden fork and dig in some compost and well-rotted manure. This will help improve the quality and drainage.

As your plants grow, regularly fold in the soil around the stems. Doing this will ensure they increase in size and will help to achieve white, chunky, stems.

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leaving the leaves at the top exposed. Now, give your leeks a light water. Try to keep the soil constantly moist, without being too wet. The tricky part of growing leeks is they need constant moisture but can’t stand water-logged conditions. So, for the first few weeks after planting, you will need to check on the soil every couple of days until they are well established.

As I mentioned at the start, leeks like the soil to be well-drained and lose. Hoeing the soil gently on a regular basis will keep the soil light and fluffy and your leeks happy. It will take around three to four months for your leeks to be ready to harvest. The easiest way to tell when they’re ready is just to keep checking the size of the part that sticks out of the soil. When that part is looking nice and thick, pull one up and have a look. A successful harvest will produce leeks approximately 15cm tall and 5cm wide. And trust me, nothing beats home-grown leeks.

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Leeks also prefer the soil to be a neutral to slightly sweet pH - around 6.5 to 7.5pH. So if you’ve had a bit of rain (which can make the soil sour or acidic) I recommend adding some lime to the soil a few days before you plant to help raise its pH level. I also suggest digging in a good general fertiliser to help give your seedlings the right head start. When you’ve got the soil all sorted dig a small trench. Next place the seedlings in the trench, approximately 20cms apart. Leeks need space to expand, and grow best when planted in rows. Fill in the trench with soil to the top of the stems,

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