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Steven and I (plus Archie and Katie at times!) worked from 8.30-5.30pm on the garden yesterday and made good progress.

The retaining wall is building up nicely with layers of recycled turf

Steven knocking out old nails from the reclaimed deck boards and joists

And a new flower bed is cut out- this one is mostly shaded by the house so is going to be filled with ferns and hostas etc…we shall see! Its early days yet on this patch will need double digging and the soil improved prior to planting- oh and more top soil shifted from the bottom of the garden.

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Two of the posts concreted in. There will be 4 post in total. Again we using the recycling decking joists from the skip. They will have deck boards attached to the front. We have yet to decide what to fill the small gap with that lies between the deck boards and the turf wall-any ideas? It is the width of the posts,we are considering small stones/ gravel?

Our little helpers having a break

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Lots of hard work going on there, and it should be lovely, but the best thing about blog is the helpers. They're so sweet.

21 Mar, 2010


Lots of hard work you have done, looking forward to seeing it later in summer.

21 Mar, 2010


Well done on all your hard work, it's coming together nicely. Pea shingle may be an option ?

21 Mar, 2010


It seems to be coming along nicely.
You're very lucky to have those 2 helpers. I think they deserve their break :o)

21 Mar, 2010


two lovely helpers there and a lot of work to do but it will be worth it. I have a photo of the forth road bridge and it looks near to where you are standing,it is a nice view.

22 Mar, 2010


Is pea shingle not prefered by cats? We have two cats that frequently visit us- (dont worry I wont go down the cat debate again-I read those posts-eek!) but we would definately need gravel big enough that it doesnt encourage them even more.

22 Mar, 2010


Looking good....they look a couple of cheeky helpers to me!

I used to bury mothballs in my garden, with the tops protruding, and the smell deterred cats.

22 Mar, 2010


Got a minuite.... I could certainly do with help and those guys certainly look up for it :) Inspiring.

26 May, 2010

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