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Re: Udon Thani Happy House

Postby BKKBILL » Thu Jul 27, 2017 7:33 pm

Going to become a rice farmer and make those big Bahts :mrgreen:
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Re: Udon Thani Happy House

Postby pipoz » Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:32 pm

BKKBILL wrote:Going to become a rice farmer and make those big Bahts :mrgreen:


Not sure what I am going to do with it, but having worked in cities all my life and lived in apartments half of my time over the past 20 years, I want to spend my remaining years in a countryside environment. Love the Green not the Grey :lol: :lol:

May do a fish (Red Tilapia or Pla Duk) or Avocado farm. Just for the fun of it.

Who knows might need some space/time away from the TG's family in the future.

Maybe throw a few in Palm trees in with an Umbrella, a hammock or lazy boy deck chair and a a few bottles of Kaapzicht Shiraz or Pinotage. This stuff is good and cheap. Can't believe the Safa Wines are so cheap, for what they are. :lol: :shock:

Hopefully I can find a Punkah Wallah to hire. :D

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Re: Udon Thani Happy House

Postby Sometimewoodworker » Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:06 pm

You can always replace the Punkah Wallah with the modern version

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Re: Udon Thani Happy House

Postby pipoz » Fri Jul 28, 2017 3:51 pm

Sometimewoodworker wrote:You can always replace the Punkah Wallah with the modern version



Yes, but does it work outdoors :lol:
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Re: Udon Thani Happy House

Postby pipoz » Mon Jul 31, 2017 2:17 pm

My north boundary walls are now just about complete. Just have to tidy up the top wall cap and alignment to same level as the older part of the wall by the entrance (Pictures 1 & 2) and some render on the internal side.

Then move onto the entrance area, to do the Footing Pads and RC columns (400x400) to hang the Gates onto :D

Will need some cast in plates and then some large sturdy hinges, as I am contemplating using Swing/Hinged Gates, (Not a Sliding gate at this stage), but haven't worked out whether I will go for Steel or Aluminium gates

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Re: Udon Thani Happy House

Postby pipoz » Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:37 am

Happy Thai's counting the land deposit money :roll: and I am probably paying for the booze as well

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Re: Udon Thani Happy House

Postby BKKBILL » Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:24 pm

pipoz wrote:I am probably paying for the booze as well

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I'm sure you are. :lol:
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Re: Udon Thani Happy House

Postby pipoz » Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:02 pm

BKKBILL wrote:
pipoz wrote:I am probably paying for the booze as well

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I'm sure you are. :lol:


Worked that one out a long time ago. Should have bought shares in a Thai Brewery :lol:
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Re: Udon Thani Happy House

Postby pipoz » Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:10 pm

Now that the main trees in garden area on the south side are pretty well establishes and grow with virtually no effort/no watering, I can start the drip irrigation system and the smaller shrubs & flower beds.

Then comes the expensive part, the Hardscape Paving, about 800 m2 of it :roll:

I have my cluster of 8 Mango trees in the far corner (last picture) which are growing well - they were grafted trees and have been in the ground for the past four years old and were about 1.0 meter high when planted. Now each tree produce a lot of mango's every year. In the same garden area, I also have a few lime, longan (Lam-Yai), custard apple (Noi-Na) & young small orange (som) trees, plus one Lychee (Linjee) and one Jackfruit (Khanoon) tree, along with my 18 Dragon fruit plants (Gao Mung Gorn).

The only tree struggling after being in the ground for four years are the Lime trees. Citrus trees don't seem to like heavy clay soils. I get about 40 limes per tree but they are very small, only about 2.5 - 3.0cm in diameter. Still they are fruiting so there is hope yet that they will get bigger. :lol:

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Re: Udon Thani Happy House

Postby pipoz » Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:29 am

North area is now fully fenced off. Perimeter wall is unpainted at this stage. Haven't decided yet on whether I will pant it on the external side

Went and bought a standard type sliding gate, for a temporary fix. Gives me the security and keep the other dogs out

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Re: Udon Thani Happy House

Postby ajarnudon » Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:28 pm

pipoz wrote: I will have to get the Thai name of your trees off you, as I may use them along my boundary fence area.
The two that I planted by my garage should end up looking like the picture below
I did buy 6 Teak trees and 2 Haa Nok Young - Delonix Regia trees, but haven't worked out where to plant them yet

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Info from a Robertkc post:
"Mast Trees ( Polyalthia longifolia – they are incorrectly called Asoke trees in Thailand)"

I believe they originally came from India, and in the old days were used for ships' masts.
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Re: Udon Thani Happy House

Postby ajarnudon » Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:39 pm

pipoz wrote:
Sometimewoodworker wrote:You can always replace the Punkah Wallah with the modern version

Yes, but does it work outdoors :lol:


This one does :lol:
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Re: Udon Thani Happy House

Postby Saffles » Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:51 pm

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Pipoz,

This the hedge we are using. It grows quite fast. It was planted about one year ago and was very small (10-15cm). It was small-ish through the dry season and now is really growing. If you need the Thai name I will ask the wife. And cheap price.

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Re: Udon Thani Happy House

Postby pipoz » Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:24 am

Saffles wrote:
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Pipoz,

This the hedge we are using. It grows quite fast. It was planted about one year ago and was very small (10-15cm). It was small-ish through the dry season and now is really growing. If you need the Thai name I will ask the wife. And cheap price.

Mark


I like hedges, but generally I only use them as small features in the garden. I found that on a boundary wall they can be a lot of work in the future, when you have to keep them in a trim and tidy shape. So I went for solid walls which I may paint on the outside. Juts hope there are no Thai graffiti kids in the neighborhood

If I manage to plant enough slow growing tress and shrub along the inside wall line, it should be established by the time I am 70, with minimal care after that. The aim is just to look at the garden after that and not have to put much effort into keeping it in good shape :lol:

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Re: Udon Thani Happy House

Postby Saffles » Sat Aug 19, 2017 12:49 pm

Yes the hedges can be some work but I tried them last time and did 200 meters in about 20 minutes.

We also hired a handyman to keep things neat and trim...

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