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

  1. Kevin Cowans

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    Hello all

    I hope you are all well.

    The Landscapers are done for the Day.

    Just one Photo from Day 6:

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    They have Pointed the Patio, Paving and Setts and prepared the Soil for the Lawns.

    They will be back Next Week when the Weather Cools to lay the Back and Front Lawns.

    Thanks

    Kevin
     
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      Looks really nice Kevin. What a huge difference with these new fellows. :)
       
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        Hello @CanadianLori

        Thanks for the reply.

        I know it is more or less the same layout as before, but, it looks so much better.

        They did the Curve on the Back Left of the Patio properly which has made a big difference.

        They also used a Centre Point when shaping the small Border around the Manhole Cover which means it is now a smooth curve.

        All of it is now a smooth slope from the Back of the Patio to the Paving along the Back of the House.

        I have Ordered 5 x 25kg Bags of Topsoil to top up the Borders which will be here Tomorrow.

        Thanks

        Kevin
         
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          I cannot believe how beautifully it has been done - I hope you let the new fellows know that you appreciate what they've done. Yes, I know they are getting paid to do it but a pat on the back called for here!

          Won't be long and you'll probably have your garden furniture out and enjoying your new outdoor room. :)
           
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            Hello @CanadianLori

            I agree that they have done a really good Job, and, Yes, I have told them so.

            There are a few Plants that have been damaged but they should just need the damage removing which I will do over the Weekend, assuming it has cooled down somewhat.

            I am looking forward to getting the Lawns laid Next Week then it will be finished or rather, the Landscapers will be finished.

            Is a Garden ever really finished :noidea:

            As for the Garden Furniture, remember, I gave it to my Neice as it was far to low for me as I am 6'5".

            I will be getting a Solid Hardwood (Iroko) Table and Benches Early Next Year, hopefully, since, me being me, the Table and Benches that I have chosen are, we'll, not cheap :wallbanging:

            Also, the Table and Benches can be made to the Sizes I require, so, I can specify the Length, Depth and Height for both the Table and the Benches, ideal for me.

            Thanks

            Kevin
             
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              Oh, yes I do remember you weren't happy with the furniture and needed something "fitting". One of my grandsons is 6'4" and his father, my youngest son Darryl, is 6'2". The grandson is a tall willow, the son is a middle aged Chewbacca :) They always sit on the big bench I have as it is deep from front to back and very sturdy. I made custom cushions for the top to soften the sit.

              One thing about new lawns is that you get the relaxing work of keeping them wet by vigilant hosepipe duty.

              Keep us posted. Love the pics :dbgrtmb:
               
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              Hello @CanadianLori

              I will use the Sprinkler on the Back Lawn on a Timer set for 04:00 since the Sun Rises over the Back Garden.

              Then, when I get up at around 09:00 I will run the Sprinkler in the Front Garden since the Sun does not get to the Front Garden until Mid Day.

              Can you tell that I have thought this out :wallbanging:

              Thanks

              Kevin
               
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                I plan my garden things out too and carefully write them on .. graph paper. I'm very A type.. some call it something else :heehee:

                I have a todo list on a spiral pad for all other things that need doing and carefully tick off the ones I've done and move the unfinished items to the next day. Very A type... :redface:
                 
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                  Hi Kevin,

                  Thank you for your kind words about my family problems. That's life unfortunately and we have to keep going. :)

                  Your home sounds as if it's got to the stage where everything is wearing out at the same time. It must be frustrating for you. My home was built 25 years ago so still relatively young, but I've recently had to replace all the internal door handles and mechanisms because they were failing. Houses eat money!

                  32 degrees is much to hot for me so I'm glad I live up here in a cooler area. It was 18C here today and that is perfect for me, I don't like it too hot.

                  The landscapers have made a lovely job of the patio and it will look even better when the lawn is re-laid to give it that finishing touch.

                  It seems both you and Lori like to plan ahead, which is a good thing. I am the opposite and think things out as I work, possibly because I don't like routine.
                   
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                  Hello @Sheal

                  My Mum and I moved into this House in February of 1988 and there was nothing but Building Site beyond the end of this Street, technically a Close, but.....

                  So the House is 34 Years, not too old, I just think I am unlucky :wallbanging:

                  Funnily enough, 18 Degrees is the perfect Temperature for me too, once it gets above 20 Degrees I tend to struggle.

                  Due to my Autism I rely heavily on Routines, without them, I am lost :sad:

                  Because I rely heavily on Routines, Bank Holidays, Easter, Christmas etc. are my Worst Nightmares as Routines go totally out of the Window :wallbanging:

                  Thanks

                  Kevin
                   
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                    Hi Kevin,

                    I understand that you rely on routines. Things will be different when you reach retirement age. Bank holidays will seem just the same as any other time. :)
                     
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                      Hello @Sheal

                      Sorry, however, I fail to see how being at Retirement Age will affect anything.

                      I tend to perceive Time differently to most and Age is a difficult concept for me.

                      Going by the accepted formula, I am currently 55 Years Old, however, because of the way I perceive Time, I am all Ages.

                      It is fun being me.

                      Kevin
                       
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                      I know that you perceive things differently Kevin, but during a persons working life we are very aware of the interruption of Bank Holidays. When we're retired (as I am) and one day rolls into another, those holidays become almost non existent. I don't realise there is one unless I check a calendar or somebody mentions it. You say that you feel you are all ages, but I don't think this is anything to do with age, but the different way we live when our working life is over.
                       
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                      Hello @Sheal

                      Sorry, I still do not understand your point, maybe I am just being dense.

                      Due to my Issues, I am basically Medically Retired and it has not changed the way I experience the World in the slightest, sorry.

                      Anyway I will end this Detour here and get the Thread back on track.

                      I will Post New Photos once the Lawns have been laid, Next Week, hopefully.

                      I may be standing under the Sprinkler if this Weather continues.

                      Then it will be a matter of tidying up the Borders where the Soil has been compacted and remove any loose hardcore laying around.

                      Thanks

                      Kevin
                       
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                        Hi Kevin , these landscapers have almost redesigned your garden . Even though it is the same layout it's the quality which counts.
                        This is what does stand out above anything else. They have indeed provided you with what you wanted first off.

                        Such a pity this couldn't have been accomplished in the beginning. You now have a garden to be proud of !!!!!!

                        I love the choice of plants and am curious what the ornamental grasses are?

                        Just wanted to agree with sheal , I too joined the ' not knowing dates etc club awhile ago etc .

                        apart from certain times of the year, though I do wish I had a routine.:what:
                         
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