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May 31, 2005

Garden work begins

Follow-up to New project: The garden from Kieran's blog

Last weekend and this weekend we got up the new fencing. We could do the left and right hand sides, but not the back unfortunately.

Then today we started digging up the old rockery on the left hand side which was overgrown with grass. We also started painting the fence (yes it'll be blue…we know what we're doing, honest).

This week we'll hire a turf cutter to get up the 40–50m2 of turf that'll be replaced with borders/patio/gravel. Then hopefully we can start laying some patio next weekend.


New project: The garden

Writing about web page http://blogs.warwick.ac.uk/kieranshaw/gallery/garden_make_over/

So, after finishing the bathroom project and the kitchen renovation, it was time for the garden.

We'd always planned on doing this last because we felt it more urgent to do the kitchen, bathroom and general decorating, but now with summer on the way…it's garden time.

Originally it was a really boring piece of grass with an old childs swing in it and falling down fences, but not for long. The new plan is this:

In other words, very little grass and lots of low maintenance patio and gravel borders.

Here are a few before pictures:


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