My Garden Build – Picture Blog – Days 6 to 8 – Stone Henge

So, it’s going brilliantly – despite typical British summer weather and countrywide rioting! It’s been a challenging week for me and the OH who both work from home, what with (internal) builders constructing a built-in wardrobe & landscaping in the garden –  a LOT of tea making and a lot of mud & dust! ‘Lady Grey’ tea for the ‘rather particular’ builders (rolls eyes) and just plain ‘Builders’ Tea’ for the landscapers.

So on with the pictures, which reveal the ‘BIG DECISION’ over the path/bed edging pattern, a load of VERY heavy stone and some ancient Egyptian building techniques.  Hope you enjoy!

Day 6 - Setting out of beds & top end of garden cleared ready to take stone

Day 6 - Footings trenches to take large chunks of reclaimed York stone are dug

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Day 6 - During trench excavation, an old beam is unearthed, sadly way too rotted to salvage, but an interesting find from our oriiginal Victorian farm building

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Day 7 - Exciting moment - the reclaimed York stone arrives! John, the Boss's 2nd in command is now with us, otherwise known as 'Stumpy' after he chopped the end of his finger off with a hedge cutter - wear gloves people!!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Ok Callum, that might not be the BEST place to stand right now!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Ok, just stick it right on that pallet there please Mr Stone Delivery Man!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Yeah, right... well that stuff looks bl**dy heavy, shall we have a tea break & build up some strength ya think?

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Day 7 - Well.. if it was good enough for the ancient Egyptians, it's good enough for us. Get that stone on those wooden rollers & move it!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Yo o heave ho... yo o heave ho

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Day 7 - Stone laying. Now what was it Archimedes said again?

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Stone laying - Calvin Klein or George at Asda? You decide!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Day 8 - Stone now in place and partially cleaned up. Does anybody EVER wear that hard hat?!!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Day 8 - the first bed edge is laid out - and the BIG DECISION is made.... we're going basket weave!!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Progressing well - ahhh lovely membrane to keeps weeds at bay

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

End of day 8 - 'Still Life - The Essential Landscaper'

 
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4 responses to “My Garden Build – Picture Blog – Days 6 to 8 – Stone Henge

  1. I enjoyed your post. You wrote very well about Garden Designing. Thanks for the post.

  2. Wot amazing slabs of stone!
    Very interesting seeing it all unfold.
    Thanks for keeping us posted on this project!
    Best
    R

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