Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Garden Redesign Progress

I am currently in the midst of sorting out the plant-less garden which we inherited when moving into this house.  I am no Alan Titchmarsh but would like the garden to have a bit of colour, be easy to maintain and look tidy.  The aim is to add a nice patio area for alfresco dining and the occasional BBQ, put up a new fence and add some plants to the borders.

We had planned to get the garden all sorted in Spring 2014 before summer began but that didn't work out, one of the longest delays was choosing the goddam patio slabs!  To have a slab that is eye catching or different you really pay a premium of like 3 times more than a normal slab.  So we settled for a normal 'buff' slab and my partner has designed an interesting pattern for them to be laid in to add some interest.

So here we are in September and it is still in the midst of being done, fingers tightly crossed that we finish it before winter 2014 now!

The patio was cracked and you were never too sure where you could step without being launched in the air by an unfixed slab.
Before: Broken patio

So we took it the old slabs up in preparation for a new slightly larger patio to go down.
Broken slabs removed

During the strong winds the rotted fence literally fell over in pieces so that was the first job.  We purchased 6ft fence panels and painted them in 'Autumn Gold' coloured fence paint.  We also painted the back of the neighbours fence (at the end of our garden) to match. My Dad then fitted the new fence panels and posts for us. 
Painting time
Today we had a delivery of the patio slabs, cement, sand etc so we have all the materials for  my Dad to put the patio down.  We are hoping to make a start this weekend.

I will keep you updated on the garden redesign progress!

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