Gardeners World

Did a wee bit of gardening yesterday. Chuffy did most of the digging and being in charge, I did most of the raking and helping. We rolled out some grass and laid some patio stones and generally did a lot of levelling and tidiying up. Its a small garden so it was 3-4hrs work including rain breaks, only for torrential downpours – of which there were 3! Here is an after photo.

I don’t have any before photos, but the nascent flower bed in the centre should give a good idea of how it was – think ongoing trench warfare with the neighbours and you won’t be too far wrong.

Covered in plastic in the bottom right is the rotovator which was used to do some prep work during the week. And the new flagstones, well the pulled up and reused flagstones, were positioned along the right wall and by the back gate.

The shovel and the rake are being used to keep the hose to the sprinkler off the new grass. Apparently when new sod is laid it should be watered generously for a few days, which shouldn’t be too difficult given the weather we are having and expect to have for the next week or so.


3 Responses to “Gardeners World”

  1. John Says:

    So what flowers and plants are you going to plant. Of course we all know that every plant you’ve ever had has died, even the supposed indestructible ones.

  2. Joe Says:

    good stuff – it looks very neat. Just remember not to murder any plants!

  3. mgb Says:

    For a while on Friday, it was the fastest lawn in Bavaria. We reckon that, if you go an average KPH since we collected it, it still could be…

    Cormac is looking after the plants and so on. And the xmas cactus is still alive, although it could be petrified or something.

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