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“Freaky Tiki”: English Construction Worker Transforms Garden Into Tropical Paradise
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What’s life without a vacation now and then? When you’ve been working hard all year, you also need a little downtime to switch off and recharge the batteries. Chris Lodge and his wife Sharon were also in desperate need of a change of scenery. However, work commitments and looking after a sick dog meant the couple from Wollaston, UK, have had no chance of getting away in recent times. In fact, the 44-year-old construction worker and his entrepreneur wife haven’t been on vacation for 6 years!

But as the old saying goes: “If the mountain won’t come to Muhammed, Muhammed must go to the mountain.” After a brainwave, handyman Chris used his skills to bring the perfect vacation to his own home. In July 2017, the Brit laid the foundations for a unique construction project that would take two long years of hard work and cost over $40,000. The results are breathtaking.

Inspired by an overgrown section of his garden, Chris had a vision: He wanted to transform his yard into a tropical paradise. With help from his friend Rob, Chris started by digging up the entire garden. He then read up on which tropical plants are best suited to the British climate. Thanks to online video tutorials, the skilled workman had become a hobby gardener in a relatively short space of time.

Using timber, driftwood and rope, Chris built a bridge through his garden. Flanked by palm trees and other exotic plants, the bridge leads to the couple’s secret hideaway: a small tiki-style hut.

The hut had originally been a normal garden shed which Chris had bought for $5,500. After a fair amount of elbow grease and plenty of attention to detail, the construction worker transformed the shed into the “Freaky Tiki.”

Chris and Sharon didn’t spare any expense or effort to create their ultimate tropical dream. For some of the plants, they paid around $400. The tiki hut’s interior furnishings comprise numerous flea market finds and online purchases. Chris had some of the particularly exotic pieces of furniture shipped from the US. The hut’s roof is also covered with grass.

The “Freaky Tiki” features a cocktail bar. This is where Chris and Sharon can relax and unwind after a tough day in tastefully decorated surroundings. The optical illusion tropical window also transports the couple away from cold English evenings to warmer climes.

There’s something bizarre or downright extraordinary to discover in every corner of the hut, such as this blowfish lamp. As you can see, their hideaway provides the perfect combination of relaxation and entertainment.

Upon entering the hut, you quickly forget that you’re in rainy England. “I want it to be a place where all our friends can come too if they’re having a bad day or feeling down,” Chris said.

The creative handyman has every reason to be proud. Chris and Sharon have invested a considerable sum of money into the two-year project, but the results speak for themselves.

Chris and Sharon have fulfilled a lifelong dream. Who needs expensive flights, noisy hotels and vacation destinations overrun with tourists? One step into this garden transports the couple to a wonderful rainforest retreat, making the stress from the working day disappear in an instant. It’s hard not to be jealous of Chris and Sharon, but they certainly deserve their little piece of paradise.

How to save money on AeroGarden sponges

**How to save money on AeroGarden sponges**



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Here’s an inexpensive way to cut your cost of AeroGarden sponges in half by using the biodome sponges from ParkSeed. In my opinion they work better too, and can be used for more growing applications. I’m not d with Park Seed, but want to share this tip because it saves me a lot of money.

The size that you need are the biodome 60 cell refill size sponge.

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Check prices, sometimes one may be cheaper than the other given shipping costs, specials, etc…

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Hi this is Peter Stanley, welcome to my channel Today I want to share a tip on saving money with the AeroGarden sponges and by that I mean these, this is what you when you buy a pod kit that's see in here seeds go in the little hole there you can buy your own sponges, start your own seeds just drop into the white basket and what I use is the biodome refill sponges the 60 cell size and they work really well I've been only use these for several months now and I haven't had any problems they're approximately the same size they're a tad bit longer and a little wider but these are really dense and these are more spongy so really, density you know considering the density they're about the same so with these you would just put your seeds in the hole just like you would with the AeroGarden sponge stick in there, because they're a little wider usually they'll push in all the way, but if not you can kind of just pull them down. and they'll expand a little and fill the hole so you're not going to have any gaps they also work really well in the seed starting deck and actually I think they work better in the seed starting decks than the AeroGarden I'll put some links in the description on where to find these I'll put links to Amazon and links directly to Park Seed and also the AeroGarden site The Amazon links are affiliate links so any purchases through there I would earn something so wanted to let you know, but It's approximately, I don't want to give prices cause they change but they're probably half the cost of the AeroGarden sponges and when you buy them you get a a pack of 120 looks like this it's the one I'm working on now and they're all really consistently shaped size and they're made for their biodome kits but they work really well in the AeroGarden and one thing you want to do is shop around sometimes Park Seed will have specials discount on the actually sponges, and sometimes they'll have specials for free shipping or so much percentage off or whatever so you could save sometimes more going through Park Seed, sometimes you can save going through Amazon they're usually, the base price on Amazon is usually little higher, but you get free shipping so just you know check prices before you you buy and I'm not an affiliate with Park Seed but I just let you know, if you join their newsletter you'll get specials emails all the time give you a heads up if they have a deal also, AeroGrow is the place to go, aerogarden.com or Amazon to get their sponges, and they do work really well they do cost more, so if you go through a lot of these, it'd probably save it would payoff to just get the Park Seed sponges but I've been using them for everything all of my AeroGardens my seed starting deck even my Kratky, a lot of my Kratky containers I really like them a lot, also one other thing you can do with them is actually easier, than with these is if you wanted to kind of wrap this around like a cutting so say you want to wrap it around a cutting or whatever, you just kind of stick this down and then you could could wrap that around your stem and then stick than down in here stick it in your AeroGarden or another container or whatever anyway, I just wanted to share that It's something I use a lot and I mention it a lot in my videos but I just wanted to share that in case anyone hadn't see it anyway, I hope you found that useful and thank you for watching and please like, comment and subscribe

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