After filling the first shade house in quick time, it was clear a second would be required to house the Clivia collection which has to be re-housed from Stanmore Horticultural when the business sells.

As this section of land falls away 5 meters over 48 meters it is clear some substantial stepping was required to gain some near flat pads. I have ended up with 4 pads approximately 460 square meters in total. Each pad to have its own entrance but the structure to have a single sloping roof.

The block work was completed yesterday, Friday 21st and core filling is scheduled for next Thursday with about 10 truck and dog loads of fill arriving at the same time for placing when the concrete fill has set. Once the foundations and floor are completed, the walls and roofing will start the following week.

the site prep – removing rotting fig and Cadgy gums.
This fig continually dropped rotten boughs, a danger to anyone walking underneath!
A line of Cadgy gums planted 25 years ago had to make way for the new structure.
The up shot of this was the line of Silky Oaks next door which have been stretching for the light since out grown by the gums, will now mature with enormous trunks for fine cabinet timber in 10 years or so.
Ready for the concrete block fill and soil back fill.
Approximately 1400 blocks made up the base.
The lads at work
The boundary with neighbors and the beautiful Silky Oaks and Jacaranda’s .
Mt Beerwah is in the distance.