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My Front & Back garden is gradually getting sorted, lots of tidying, planting, clearing Hubbies mess from his Workshop but still things to do, the front is tidier as I now have a handy man/gardener to help, not bad £8 an hour, he cut back and tidied the shrubs and pulled out some weeds for me so that I could see the wood for the tree’s as they say lol.
I have laid two path’s down on both the lawns as best I can, Ha! A little wonky though, I got the pavers off of Freecycle in Southend-on-Sea, there were about 80 slabs to bring home a few at a time, glad we have a 4×4 it took 3 runs.
I will get him to help me in the back garden as well soon, he loved our garden, he said it has caricature having two levels and was surprised with all the work I had done, quite a few people that have seen the garden have said it is a credit to me & looks like a mini park, Ha! Ha! They have weeds too.
Still have tidying to do, not finished yet, My Husband Barry has still to repair our trailer so the rubbish and garden waste is still waiting to go to the tip, not putting it in the car again as the last time we done that I had spiders & spiders web’s inside the car the next time I used it Whooo! Not keen on spiders plus there were all sorts of creepy crawls too EKKKK! LOL

Slab’s ready to be set in the upper lawn.

Slabs now laid.

Slabs nearly down on lower lawn & Pebbles making sure this slab is in the right positioned LOL

Slabs now in place, a bit on the wonky side though.

Path finished but has a slight kink in it LOL

Onto Front Garden

Before tidy up .

After the chap had pruned and tidied I started on the part I wanted to clear, first dig out dead cordyline.

In progress. The gardener sorted the other side of the tree stump.

Well, that is all for now folks, you will have to watch my next Blog to see how far forward I have got with the front garden.

I leave you with a vase of flowers from our garden.

XX Jackie XX

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Well done, you are doing welll. look forward to the next instalment.

21 Jul, 2011


A grand job done on the pathways and its nice to see a curve or two looks more natural.
Look forward to seeing the front garden when its finished.

21 Jul, 2011


Thank You Both, He! He! I'm looking forward to seeing my front garden finished too as this body is now getting on the tired side LOL

22 Jul, 2011


Looking good jackie....Ican imagine it has been a hard slog for you, but all worth it in the end...So far, you have done so well....Watching Pebbles, trying to give you an helping hand - so sweet...You can't say she does
not try...Bless x Do love the vase of flowers so pretty!!
By, the way, once you have finished your garden paths
etc..You can come & do

23 Jul, 2011


Thank You for your nice comments, I think the blue vase shows the flowers off well.
Mmmmm! Re- your garden......£100 an hour ok LOL only joking :o))

23 Jul, 2011


lovely garden and smashing acers in the pots, you did a good job with the path slabs, wondering if i should try that....

26 Sep, 2011


Go for it Cazcat.
Go on Freecyle in your erea to see if anyone is getting rid of their slab's there all free so cuts down the cost all I added is muscle & sweat & huffing & puffing LOL well there was two lawns to put patheways down :).
I will be putting a photo of my garden from higher up from flat roof. Jackie :o)

28 Sep, 2011

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