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Friday, 28 June 2013

Days Four and Five!

The last few days have been heavy work! But it's finally starting to come together now!

The partition is fully up now and the stones have been moved!!

It looks a bit odd really but I do really like it! The old gravel went much further than I expected. We brought 8 bags of cheapo gravel from Homebase at £2.50 a pop (bargain!). It was just about enough to give it a thin covering but I think were get some more at a later date. We didn't want to risk the weight of any more in the car this time round!

It's a bit yellow at the moment but in every other way it is virtually identical to the old stuff. I'm sure it only looks so different now because its brand new. With a good mix in and a few months to weather you wont be able to tell the difference!

The chickens have briefly been let out to play, to begin with then didn't really know what to but then they soon got upto no good...

Scott and I had a long discussion regarding the size of trellis to go for. we didnt want anything too small as we still wanted to see through it but at the same time we didn't want the chickens to get through it... I was convinced they would be too fat to fit through this one.... appears I was WRONG!

So... things left to do:
  • Chicken proof the back planted border.
  • Chicken proof down the side of the shed (at the moment they can get to the front of the garden down the other side).
  • Dig the mud at the front, replace the stepping stone on the other side and decide how I am going to have my planted boarders.
  • Have another attempt at growing some grass!
  • Find homes for my fruit trees.
  • Plant my climbers so they can claim the trellis!

And on that note, when we were at Homebase the other day I wanted to invest in a new passion flower (the one I moved didn't survive). They wanted £20 for one! It was quite big and had flowers on already but I still didn't really want to spend that much! So as you do I went to Morrisons today instead and picked up a little one for £2!

I love it! My two clematises came from them for the same price a few years ago and they are big strong plants now so I am sure with a little love and patience this one will be lovely too!

The last little job, the most exciting job, it putting my new sign on the gate... It's just awesome!


  1. That's looking very smart indeed!
    Chickens are excellent escape artists aren't they, lol! x

    1. They are indeed! Think I've cracked it now though!