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Just a Few Things for the Dream-Home Wish List

A sunken hot tub, dedicated game room, tree house, hidden wine cellar and more. Which of these home luxuries would you like best? Full Story
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Dream home wish list? Library tall enough to REQUIRE a library ladder (the one Belle sails along in Beauty and the Beast would be a good start). Room large enough to accommodate a grand piano (could be the same as the library, or not). A full pipe organ would be nice, but I'm trying to exercise restraint here. Where was I? Oh, yes, I definitely want a turret. So I'll need a Queen Anne. Ideally at least one circular or octagonal room - the turret could serve that function, too. A working butlery with original cabinetry. And a ballroom. Yes, I would use it. For balls, obviously - why would you ask such a question? And a double-slipper tub - an antique, of course. Also, a living/public room tall enough for a 14-foot Christmas tree - ideally, in a position where it could be seen lit from the street as neighbors walk by. And at least one fireplace tall enough for me to stand up in. Bonus if it's in the kitchen and it was the original cooking method. I don't need a walk-in closet, though, and the bi-fold doors wouldn't go all that well with the turret, so I'll pass.

What I'm actually going for next in the home I actually have (which has none of these features)? The outdoor screen. My screen will be a white shower curtain I didn't like for the shower, and I'm combing auctions and second-hand sales for a used projector. My next big building project is resurfacing the asphalt area in front of the carriage house with concrete pavers to provide an attractive space to pull up chairs for the movie-watching. I enjoy my grand-house dreams, but I also love the house I have, and the improvements I can reasonably afford. Fun all around!
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onthecoast1
Oh dear. Do NOT store paper in an outdoor shed! Roach food. And if it isn't insulated, everything porous will mildew.

I'm not interested in anything on this list -- most I've had and wouldn't want again. I would, however, love a large walk-in shower that is designed where it wouldn't need a curtain or door. I hate cleaning shower doors with a passion, and curtains aren't much better!

Be careful if you desire too much space -- you end up hoarding things you no longer use and it just causes headaches down the road.
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Cool-Season Vegetables: How to Grow Chard

A year-round garden favorite with a colorful stem, Swiss chard comes into its own in the fall and early spring Full Story
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Maurizio D'Annibale
Bieta molto buona in cucina, bella anche come pianta da giardino. chi sadirmi come si chiama l'arbusto fiorito tra i due agrumi?
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wood6970
If you fail with Chard, don't be a gardener.
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Gardening Solutions for Heavy Clay Soils

What’s a gardener to do with soil that’s easily compacted and has poor drainage? Find out here Full Story
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Big redkate, just work the top layer, put gypsum, then commercial compost mixed with bought topsoil, then plant, then put a thick layer of broadsheet newspapers between the plants, cover all with mulch.
Going forward,make and use your own compost. If on a tight budget, use the lasagne method above. Depends if there is a drought, how expensive straw/hay is. Price can go up if the farmers are buying it in. Soil may be cheaper then. Sawdust may be cheaper than straw. Don't put uncomposted materials touching the plant stems.
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bigredkate
Thanks Chook that is pretty much what we have done and it has worked brilliantly, but as Benjamin says tilling the soil is bad, I want to learn how he plants without tilling.
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