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Discussion in 'General Gardening Discussion' started by Kevin Cowans, Jul 19, 2018.

  1. Sheal

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    Hi Kevin,

    I'm sure it must be a bonus that age doesn't mean anything to you, but I can't even begin to understand that you feel every age simultaneously. I would imagine it would be very difficult to explain too.

    Thank you for asking about my arm. My lower arm is all but healed but there's no change in my upper arm. I think I'll have to seek out further medical help with this as physiotherapy doesn't seem to be helping much.
     
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    • Kevin Cowans

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      Hello @Sheal

      To be honest, it is easy to explain, not so easy to understand :)

      Sorry to hear you are still having issues with your arm, at least there is some improvement, hopefully it will continue to get better.

      Take care.

      Kevin
       
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        Thanks Kevin. :) My arm needs to improve as soon as possible so I can get back to proper gardening. I'm paying someone to strim and mow the garden at the moment, a bill I'd rather not have. Living rurally, nature tends to reclaim the garden very quickly.
         
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          Hello all

          I hope you are well.

          Well, I just received the Quote from Acer Landscapes for re-doing the Patio, Paving and Setts.

          Their Quote is £2676 inc. VAT which also includes laying the Kandla Grey Setts around the Front Lawn.

          The Quote also includes lifting and re-laying the Setts in the Back Garden too since they will no longer have the correct slope when the Patio is re-laid with the proper Fall, something I had not considered.

          They are also going to re-lay the Path with the correct fall since it currently gets to the bottom and then there is a half slab at a steeper angle than the rest, this will be corrected so the Path is one smooth slope.

          They have asked me to source the Slabs and the Setts so I can be sure I get the correct ones since they do not have an Account with RF Landscapes where the original materials were sourced, I am fine with this.

          I need to ring them tomorrow to Book the Work and to confirm how many Slabs I need to Order, I think, once I discount all of the cut slabs there are 24 Full Slabs so I think I need to Order 11 but may Order slightly more to be sure, also in case some do not want to come up cleanly.

          Also, the lawn edge in the Front Garden is approximately 10.2 Linear Meters so I will Order 70 Setts which should be plenty with some spare.

          Yes, it is expensive, and in hindsight I should have got this company out in the first place, however, hindsight is a wonderful thing :)

          I am really looking forward to getting this done now, this company is so much more professional than the previous ones :)

          Thanks

          Kevin
           
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          Hi Kevin,

          Let's hope they do a good job. I drew in breath when I saw the cost, landscapers are very expensive.

          I can understand that you want this sorted out as soon as possible. It's been a long, arduous journey for you. I'll keep my fingers crossed this time. :)
           
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          Hello @Sheal

          Thanks for the reply.

          I agree on the cost, however, considering that they are going to basically lift it all and re-lay it, properly, and also lay the Setts around the Front Lawn, the cost seems quite reasonable.

          Besides, I recently received the Cheque on my 55 Birthday for the Pension Policy I did not know about so that will be paying for the work :)

          I am going to ring them this morning to clarify a couple of things and then I will be Booking the work in :)

          Thanks

          Kevin
           
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            Hello all

            Well, things just get better, or not :sad:

            I rang the Landscapers and it turns out that he did not include lifting and re-laying the Setts with the correct levels in the Back Garden in the Quote as he did not think it was necessary even though I agreed to it when he visited on Monday.

            So, he is supposed to be revising the Quote to include the re-laying of the Setts.

            Why is it so difficult to get this work completed how I want it :wallbanging:

            Kevin
             
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              Hi Kevin,

              It seems to be one step forward and two back. :doh:It's just as well you rang them.
               
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