Still working away

We have had a pretty good spring / summer in the Thames Valley and it has been ideal for working outside. I have had a fair bit of time from Martin but otherwise it has just been me working away on the front garden. First step was to clear the way for the new garden by removing the old one!

Front garden-1With the hedge gone footings were dug for a new wall. The footings were built by me and not quite to the expert standard required by my brickie! He said I caused him a lot of extra work to get the wall level. I will know better next time.

Clearing the front garden
Clearing the front garden
The new wall with our instant garden
The new wall with our instant garden

Angie was amazed one day when she arrived home from court to find I had bought an instant garden (More than 40 mature shrubs from a travelling salesman). A bit of an impulse purchase on my part but has turned out to be a really good buy.

Next came the hard landscaping which only got done in a reasonable time thanks to Martin’s hard work, mixing and laying concrete. The Indian sandstone slabs really make wonderful paths. Finally top soil to level the site and then turfs to make it finally look like a garden……

The new garden
The new garden
New driveway
New driveway

On to the back garden next – a big area of decking to build before the autumn sets in.

Starting the deck
Starting the deck

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