Saturday, 14 June 2014

The Garden Is Done!

Well it's about time I revealed this exciting news.  The garden is compete - all thanks to Phil and his family who spent several days up here grafting. 

So, this is what we started with (as you all should know by now!)...



First step was to remove all the decking and patio - and all the wood that came with it.  I've shown this done in previous posts, this took a couple of weeks. Next step was the new patio and the surround to what would be our lawn...



Then came the top soil...



Which was followed by a morning of James Mc help (a pro gardener), who helped prepare the soil...



And then later, turf it!  Here's me laying the first bit of turf (along with customary bacon roll)...



And here I am laying the final piece (with customary builders bum!)...



So by the end of the day it looked like this...



What a transformation!  A week later and the grass has taken well, and is really growing. This is how it looked at just after 6 this morning...



Oh, did I forget to mention something!?

Yes, as of yesterday there's an addition to our family. Meet Honey our 8 week old extremely adorable Golden Retriever...

 


Honey absolutely loves the garden - although she is doing the best she can to undo all the work James and I did laying the lawn....

4 comments:

  1. What a fantastic transformation Steve,great job.
    Give Honey a kiss for me.
    John.

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  2. Thanks John. It has really made a difference.

    Honey get's plenty of kisses but will pass an extra one on - she gives even more back!!

    Steve

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  3. You should be in Brazil - that's a better turf job than the pitch England played on!

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  4. Haha - nice one Mike! Doubt it would have made much difference to England's footballing skills though...

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