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My Garden Build Picture Blog – Days 1 to 3 – Minimalist

Day 1 commences bright & early at 7.50 am with turf stripping

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

...the skip arrives shortly after

Day 2 – Site Cleared & the Site Inspector calls – she approves of unearthed grubs!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Yay! We now have MoT & Grit

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Day 2 - Callum the Younger (we have 2 Callums) digs footings trench

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Entering this for RHS Tatton 2012 'Visionary Garden' Category - title - 'The Five of Spades'

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

.. or this one entitled 'Still Life'

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Day 3 - Footings ready for paving

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Travis Perkins lorry arrives & offloads clay pavers & sand

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Day 3 - Chris (the boss) starts laying clay paver edging

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Jenga!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Ah, so THAT'S the secret ingredient to a good strong mortar mix!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Day 3 - Motoring along with the block edging now - fabulous weather for it

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  

The concrete mixer & chair get acquainted... nice here, innit!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Think Callum has lost his sandwiches

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Closeup of the 'Freshfield Lane' clay pavers - very pleased with them, they already look old which is what I wanted

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
And there endeth Day 3 of my garden build.  It’s all going great; can’t wait for it to be finished now!
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4 responses to “My Garden Build Picture Blog – Days 1 to 3 – Minimalist

  1. Great stuff, Libby – love to think just how important these pics will be in years to come..and love your captions! Thanks for sharing with us.
    XXXXXXX Anne

  2. gREAT. tHANKS FOR LETTING US PEEK AT PROGRESS.
    rEALLY LUV THOSE BRICKS.
    BEST
    r
    PS HUMEROUS CAPTIONS FUN TOO!

    • A pleasure, thanks Robert 🙂 and glad you enjoyed.

      I’m so pleased with the pavers. I had this romantic notion of creating old looking brick & gravel paths, but reclaimed Cheshire bricks are notorious for blowing out in frost. Feel the pavers are an excellent compromise.

      All the best

      Libby

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