One wonders what time will the delivery be? One wonders when the rain will start? One wonders when the wind will blow? But before you know it, it is delivered, 20 bricks and a tonne of gravel and a tonne of sand.
I look at the job in hand and think, we’ll we better get on with it then before the storm and rains arrive.
I move the blocks and consider why did I only order twenty when I know I need forty two to finish the job.
The answer soon enough becomes clear.
And so the journey begins.
Back and forth,
forth and back, bucket by bucket the and goes down.
Some time later it is racked flat.
Then boarded levelish.
And then padded down to make a hard but soft base.
And then the journey begins again. This time for the pea shingle.
I’m working on it.
Sometime later the shingle is shifted.
Looking much neater already.
Now for the next bit.
I dig a trench for the end blocks, However it looks like the Romans have already been here. There are more paving slabs down here.
I leave them in, luckily they are far enough down. I get the MOT in.
A level foundation is created.
Padded down we are ready to
get the curbing stones in.
And here we go.
So exciting but at least the rain has not started that was predicted.
A long time later they are in. Sand is racked infront of them.
and padded down firm.
What we need now is more pea shingle.
And so the journey begins. A short while later it look like this.
And so the tidy up begins.
Yeah that looks great.
And clear up some more.
Next will be the bit by the door. I temporarily left it like this.
And some pavers to go in here.
I go to the front and resand the path with the white dry sand to fill any new gaps that have appeared through movement and settlement.
And then wen done brush it away.
And move the block sand to near the gate.
Yeah I’m happy with this.
It looks great.
The bags are put away.
This is it then.
And just when you think its time to take the gloves off.
I do a bit of gardening.
There is so much life in the garden.
It is blossoming in February.
This is March.
This is peaceful.
A single white rose.
For me though.
I’m now very tired.
A replant the blackberry bush from a pot, and head for a hot, hot bath…..