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Waiting for topsoil!


By teds


Hi all Teds here! I have a hour or so to kill before some four tons of topsoil arrives so I thought you may like to see some of the work we did in the bungalow over the last year. All the stripping out and decorating we did ourselves and Paul my hubby built the arches and cupboards in the garden room, and considering he had never tackled anything like this before I was very proud of him. We salvaged the glass for the back of the alcoves from some old wardrobes that we had dismantled from one of the bedrooms.

The last picture is part of the garden that leads out from the kitchen; the soil is clay here and on a slope so Paul has had to build raised beds for veg and cutting flowers. The beds have been finished now, hence the topsoil and compost that is arriving today. We hope to get the soil in the beds at the weekend and get the seed potatoes in, just hope the weather holds out or we could have a very muddy drive!!!!!!!.

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Wow! Hats off to you and OH...fantastic jobs! Love the living and garden rooms, and the archway in the kitchen is a huge improvement! Gosh, I'm glad we don't need to do major work like that here. I don't think I have the energy for it nowadays. We did three major building jobs on our first home, and they were all exhausting...and that was with tradesmen doing most of the work! Good luck with the topsoil...get those tatties in! :))

12 Mar, 2014


If I had know at the time just how much work, blood sweat and tears (I had a few) I think I may of elected to of stayed in our nice new house with its manageable little garden. We decided to move as we got the bungalow at a good price, owing to all the work that needed doing. It was the garden that sold it to me so much space it was my dream come true. We hadn't realized just what we had taken on until we uncovered yet more garden under all the brambles. We are going to have to have a gardener to help me as my arthritis is bad from time to time, but I'm loving seeing the garden come back to life. When I'm down in the dell with the birds tweeting and the squirrels leaping through the old oak trees, I think it has been worth all the work. I'm so looking forward to this summer now most of the clearance work has been down. Now for the pretty bit lol

12 Mar, 2014


Exactly...your reward! :))

12 Mar, 2014


no wonder you had so little time for GOY!

wonderful home you have there now Teds.

12 Mar, 2014


Great balls of fire !!! Teds you and your OH have got thru some work. I love your garden room with those splended archways and your Bathroom and Living room are also great.

12 Mar, 2014


Wow its fantastic! How much are you charging for admission???

12 Mar, 2014


Wow what a difference you've made. It looks lovely. Can I borrow your OH he works much quicker than mine by the looks of it lol.

12 Mar, 2014


Wow ! Its really lovely and what a clever hubby you have ! I especially like the arches ! All that hard work is paying off and I hope you will soon have time to sit and enjoy it !

13 Mar, 2014


Flipping heck it's like homes under the hammer! Looking lovely, hope the soil arrived!

14 Mar, 2014

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