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My Garden Build – Picture Blog – Days 12 – 15 – The calm before & after the sandstorm!

Finally the finishing post is in sight. Well.. as far as the hard landscaping goes anyway.  And we’ve mainly had excellent weather for it!

Day 12 - Landscaper arrived later than usual having gone to source more reclaimed stone, this time for our new step out of the house

It’s been an interesting few days with a some ‘eeeek!’ moments. Progress has felt rather slow – probably due to my growing impatience at wanting to get it finished! Anyway, on with the pictures, hope you enjoy.

Day 12 - Start of step construction - ready for the stone coping

Managed to source a fab reclaimed millstone at a very reasonable price to sink into the paving as a feature

Day 13 - As we have plenty of pavers, I decided to have a paved area at the bottom of the garden (rather than just gravel) where the bench will go

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Day 13 - Paving completed; just imagining my 'dream bench' here now!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Day 13 - Progress by the end of the day; millstone in place but not at right level yet. We were rather unprepared for what happened next!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Day 13 - early evening - no, that's not a Cyberman in our garden, it's the sandblasting man!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

He looked very pleased with his achievement - but look at the mess! The garden looked like something from a moon-landing!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Day 14 - Stone coping is cut & installed to complete the step

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Progress by the end of day 14

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Sunday 21 August - NOT a day of rest. The OH and I spent 5 hours sealing all of the new paving (with paintbrushes!). Hopefully worthwhile as the garden is North-West facing & attracts a lot of algae & moss growth. I also pruned the hedge!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Day 15 - Garden is cleared of landscapers' clutter & the beds are dug, hurrah!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Day 15 - All of beds dug - birdbath making a handy coat rack... sigh

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

So here we are by the end of day 15 - just a few tiny bits to do before the gravel can be laid. Getting there!