In the previous post I showed you stage one of our garden project. Here’s what happened next.
We chose to pave the patio using Truslate, using the ‘blue’ colour, which isn’t at all blue thankfully!
Here are some photos of the work in progress.
And then time to put some furniture and plants back.
Next job is to put some wire balustrade up between the fence posts. Actually no, next job is to cook some lamb burgers, crack open a cold beer and enjoy the garden!
So the house is more-or-less done, albeit plenty of bits and pieces to finish off “one day”. We turned our attention to the garden, which has grown woefully neglected since the arrival of our daughter nearly a year ago. Maintaining this wilderness has dropped way down the list of things to do!
We wanted to replace the path and beds of rose bushes and other shrubs with a more child-friendly lawn, whilst extending the old garage slab into a more useable patio for outdoor dining. Here’s what happened…
Step 1: Cut back and remove the trees and shrubs
Step 2: erect a new fence and lift paving slabs
Step 3: extend the old garage slab using oak sleepers filled with broken up paving slabs lifted from the garden
Step 4: level lawn area with new topsoil – having dug up old lawn
Step 5: lay new turf, water daily
And wait for the grass to grow! More to come in the next post….
It’s actually been done* a while now, but here are a few photos. We are really pleased with the finished result, good choice of tiles and colour (which is a relief). One annoyance: the noisy extractor fan but it’ll do for now!
* except for blinds, better loo-roll holder, a shelf and a picture or two.
Everything is installed and working, just a few finishing touches and cleaning up to do now!
The first day of our bathroom renovation saw a LOT of destruction. The entire bathroom was stripped out in a day, right down to bare walls!
Weirdly the room feels tiny now. Lets see what tomorrow brings.