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Having a brick wall in the front garden again!

A father and son team worked on building the wall from 8.30am to 5pm today and apart from not having the coping stone/pillar top/Mexican hat or whatever it’s called, we are back to how we were before the damage was done.

They will collect the missing piece on Monday and will return to install it.

Before . . .

and after . . .

It was just a shame that the damage was done in the first place (see previous blog) and should we ever need a skip in the future, it goes without saying that we will not use this company!

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Looks great,Shirley...you must feel less anxious now....you can now relax and concentrate on the rest of your garden.Such a lot of shrubs to plant,if I can remember correctly.

24 Apr, 2021

 

Julia, I just said to Michael we should have asked them to build in the year 2021 into the wall! Yes, it's lovely to have our wall back and I have been very busy in the back garden most of the day. Some, but not all, of the home grown Sweet Peas have been planted to climb up obelisks, a job I shall not be doing after this year. It's so fiddly to tie them in, even though I do like to pick them for indoors. Some shrubs have been planted too, just a Weigela and a Myrtus to decide where to plant them. Oh yes, then there's a bag of chipped bark to spread . . . :o)

24 Apr, 2021

 

at least they have done a decent job . now your stress levels an fall and you can relax.

24 Apr, 2021

 

Looks good, Shirley! They’ve done a sterling job, but, as you say, it shouldn’t have happened!!!! I’m still agog that they managed to destroy it in the first place!
Sounds you’ve been very busy in the back, lots of attractive planting being carried out!

24 Apr, 2021

 

Sbg, I do feel more relaxed now that the wall is built as it was always a concern that it might take a very long time. The skip company still haven't apologised . . . :o(

Thanks Kate, I am trying to make the garden a little more 'low-maintenance' (ha!) but today seemed to be non-stop planting. Then again, April is always like that for me! I have thought about not having a greenhouse next year but both husband and son say it would be madness to dispose of it. It has polycarbonate panels which are looking past their best and there is Bindweed growing through the gravel within it from neighbours garden, grr!

24 Apr, 2021

 

Us gardeners can’t resist planting can we? It has to be inherent in us!!! I think you may miss the greenhouse, Shirley. I’d have one if I had the room...I can understand why you are thinking of getting rid of it...
Bindweed...jings. I can just imagine your frustration.
We had mass brambles on the bund which OH went up and dug all of them out by hand many years ago..there were a LOT. We try to maintain it. However, the neighbours on either side, despite keeping them at bay, do have them...saying that, at least it’s up on the bund!!!!

24 Apr, 2021

 

Great that you can relax (if that's the word) planting your shrubs, now the wall is rebuilt.

24 Apr, 2021

 

It look great now Shirley! They have matched the original bricks perfectly too. What are you going to do in all your spare time now, lol...

24 Apr, 2021

 

Kate, I feel for you with the Brambles as they're nasty things to eradicate. I know neighbour will not bother with the Bindweed so I shall just keep pulling it up as and when . . .

Siris, I think I shall give gardening a miss today as it's bloomin' chilly in the East wind!

Yes Sue, I have to say the bricks blend in really well. Spare time??? There's a basket of laundry to be ironed, vacuuming to be done plus the rest of those Sweet Peas to plant. Mind you, nobody will be visiting so I could just postpone it to tomorrow . . . :o)

25 Apr, 2021

 

Shirley, the wall looks smart, so that's a relief. There's always something to be done, inside or out, and at this time of year it can feel like we're chasing our tails. It's a good idea to try and cut back to what we can sensibly keep on top of, otherwise it's always an irritant every time we survey our plot! I wish I could take my own advice....

25 Apr, 2021

 

I wholeheartedly agree with your comment Anget . . . today I have ironed the basket of laundry, moved numerous pots around to clear space in front of a raised bed (now I don't have to lean across to access it!), put garden ornaments out after their Winter in storage and am now on-line while OH watches the FA Cup Final.

25 Apr, 2021

 

I can empathise, Shirley...some people just don’t bother with the garden and the horrid ‘plants’ that cause problems (although some would say the opposite..🙄)

25 Apr, 2021

 

Good to see your wall has been rebuilt, Shirley! 😃 It looks good again I must say.

It appears you have been very busy with planting shrubs & Sweetpeas! 😃

25 Apr, 2021

 

So glad it finally got sorted. Your new path looks great and has given me some inspiration to get a patio laid with two paths coming off it to my shed and to my summerhouse.

25 Apr, 2021

 

Balcony, there are still pots of Sweet Peas to plant out. I will plant them soon, honestly!

Ams, that's good news the new path has given you inspiration. We were pleased with the builders ideas and let them get on with it . . . :o)

26 Apr, 2021

 

That's better Shirley, it would have been praying on my mind all the time....

26 Apr, 2021

 

Sue, the missing piece (the pillar cap doo-dah!) is now cemented on, so all is back to how it was. Long may it remain so!!!

26 Apr, 2021

 

That's great news, Shirley! 👍 👏 👏 👏

27 Apr, 2021

 

Balcony, It certainly is . . . :o))

28 Apr, 2021

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