My Garden Progress

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    Hello @NigelJ

    Thanks for the reply.

    Here, rain is forecast for the coming week.

    I watered everything well when the plants were planted on Tuesday last week and a couple of days later, the soil still looks damp so I will hold off for now and keep an eye on the plants.

    Thanks

    Kevin
     
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      What a unbelievable change from the state of the garden when you took it on, Kevin, to what a great looking garden it is now........I take my hat off to you
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      Hello @ARMANDII

      Thanks for the reply.

      Lets try inserting a Quote shall we :)

      It worked, and just to say, I also answer to Kenvin :)

      I am in the process of getting a Quote for the seating area and paving around the back of the house at the moment so hopefully I should be able to get that work done in March so more photos to come in this thread then.

      Thanks

      Kevin
       
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        A lot of people, Kevin, have called me different names during my lifetime:hate-shocked::dunno::heehee:

        Yes, please keep this thread alive as a lot of people have enjoyed it.:thumbsup:
         
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        Hello all

        I hope you are all well.

        I have now got a date for having the Patio laid and the paving around the back and side of the house.

        The work will be done the week beginning March 16, really looking forward to it :)

        I was planning on having Contemporary Silver Grey Flamed flags but apparently they are in short supply so I may just go for the Contemporary Silver Grey.

        As part of the work, four of the paving stones running up the middle of the garden will go since the Patio will cover that area.

        I also want to remove the rest of the paving slabs, eight in all and replace with grass again.

        I will be looking at creating a new path up the garden, I am just not a fan of the slabs :(

        Since an area of lawn will be removed when the Patio is laid I was thinking it would be easy (never easy though) to take one of the slabs (12" x 12"), lay it over the lawn which will be removed and cut out squares to lay it in place of the slabs I want to remove, does that make sense :)

        Anyway, do I have the process correct, is there anything I have missed?

        Also, when would be the best time to do this since the Patio is being laid in March?

        Thanks in advance

        Kevin
         
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          I don't see a problem with this Kevin, as long as the ground not frozen when removing the grass to re use ( thats what I think you are referring to ) it can be done anytime . If you are placing the turf on a previous patio area you will have to relieve the compacted soil / remove concrete - builders sand, re level the ground and push out the air pockets using your heels shuffling across the area like a penguin so its not soft when you start walking on it in future .

          Might be an idea to lift the turf and leave it somewhere like on a flower bed so it touching the soil, just so the landscapes don't trash the turf before its taken hold.
           
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            Hello @Perki

            Thanks for the reply.

            I am wanting to remove eight individual 12" x 12" slabs that make up a path in the lawn, there is a 12" gap between each slab and they are just laid on soil, no hardcore.

            I will try to do one to start with, once the weather improves from the rain we have currently.

            Thanks

            Kevin
             
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              Hello all

              Well, I received a phone call from the Garden Designer I used for the planting and whose Landscaper was going to be doing the Patio and Paving.

              Apparently, the Landscaper has had an accident in Europe and is expected to be out of action for most of the year and there is some doubt that he will return to work.

              I feel more sorry for the Garden Designer than I am about the Patio and Paving as she will lose quite a bit of Landscaping work that she has already got booked.

              Anyway, she was very apologetic and has advised me to see if I could find someone else to do the work.

              After a fair bit of research I have found a Landscaper locally, so I will be having the Patio and the Paving around the house laid in Kandla Grey Indian Sandstone and I am also having the Lawn edged using matching Setts, the Landscaper is also going to remove the unwanted Paving in the Lawn and replace them with Turf.

              I have had to move the date back slightly due to the slightly increased cost but I will now be having the work start on 06 April and it should take a few days to complete.

              I will be posting photos when the work is completed.

              I am really looking forward to finally having somewhere to sit out in the Garden and watch all the plants develop and be around nature, all I need to do now is buy some Garden Furniture, probably in early Summer which will be Rattan (Synthetic) as they are easy to maintain.

              Kevin
               
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