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I am waiting for work to be done on the lean-too at the back of my house, and the patio.
The lean-too and old outside toilet are damp and cold, and are going to be demolished, and a new small extension put in their place, and my rotten slippery decking is going to be replaced with a modern non-slip version,
and I’m going to have new steps down to the side entrance.

They haven’t started the work yet but I am assured it will be completed before the winter.

Anyway, I’ve got so many pots and tubs on the patio and in the lean-too that I now have to find somewhere to put them while the builders get on with their work,
and I’ve put some in the front garden and some about the back garden, together with the many that are there already.

Here’s a photo of the cluttered front now, but I hope I’ll be able to put the pots back on the new patio and in the new ‘extension’ in a month or two :)

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sounds nice Hywel , look forward to seeing the results

3 Sep, 2021

 

Snap! Hywel, I'm also waiting to have a lot of work done at the back of my cottage. The beginning of October is when they start. Like you, I've lots of pots and tubs sat on the area, full.of summer plants including two pretty fuchsias. I can.empty mine and stack them.in the greenhouse, but I'll pot up the fuchsias to keep them.for next year.
I can't wait for it to be done and finished..

3 Sep, 2021

 

just think how much more pleasure you will have once the work is done. even crowded with pots the garden looks great.
photos when done would be lovely too.
lets hope you don't have to wait too long.

3 Sep, 2021

 

Hywel that all looks so very neat and tidy!

It will be really lovely when it is finished and you will enjoy seeing it take shape over the weeks. Please let us see the work in progress perhaps and the finished extension. Lots of luck with it and also some good weather along the way.

3 Sep, 2021

 

how exciting roll on next spring when you can really enjoy it.

3 Sep, 2021

 

Deciding to make a few changes sounds very positive. I know how difficult it is to be patient while waiting for work to be done - but you can do it! Great to have that to look forward to :)

3 Sep, 2021

 

Wow Hywel, that's quite an undertaking but it sounds very sensible and will be a great improvement long term. Your front garden looks quite impressive like that actually - you are lucky to live where you do - in some places people would be walking off with some of those pots!

It all sounds a great improvement, you'll feel better with a non slip surface. I hope the new build will incorporate a cat flap...

3 Sep, 2021

 

When the work is finished you will have a dry, windproof place to do your "pottering", "pottery" & your "potting up"! 😂

3 Sep, 2021

 

Look forward to seeing the finished result. Am currently having patio & garden paths being built, it’s taking a little longer than predicted but will be worth it in the end, I hope!

3 Sep, 2021

 

Actually, Hywel, your front looks great! I appreciate you’ve had to move a lot of pots from the back..but, all together, it looks a lush and colourful area. Very effective and you’ve obviously put thought into the re-siting. Looks well designed.
I hope you don’t have too long to wait for your work to start, it sounds like an exciting project for you!

3 Sep, 2021

 

I love the look of your front garden too,Hywel,what a great collection :o) You will be so glad you decided to have the alterations and improvements done, and I know it will look like a bomb has hit it,but what a difference it will make,and your plants etc will love it.
Hoping for good weather,whilst it's being done,and I too would love to see photo's of 'work in Progress' :o) x

3 Sep, 2021

 

We are all eager to see the end result, Hywel. Hope they are able to make a start soon. What a lot of pots you have. It must take you quite a time watering them all. You will enjoy putting them in situ later I'm sure. Keep us posted.

3 Sep, 2021

 

Thanks for you comments and support, I want it done yesterday lol :D
I have so many pots and tubs because the garden is full and I keep buying plants, can't stop doing it. I bought another two yesterday so that will add more pots to the ones already here.

There will be a new cat flap in another place Sue.

Janey I hope your builders will finish the work soon for you. Your pots sound colourful and it will be a good idea for you to save the Fuchsias.

Amstardam, I hope your work will be finished soon too, it's a big upheaval but worth it in the end.

It does take a while to water them Feverfew, but I enjoy doing it and I only do a few at a time.

I will show some photos of before and after :)

4 Sep, 2021

 

Looking forward to seeing your 'befores' and 'afters', Hywel.

4 Sep, 2021

 

Sorry I'm late to this blog, Hywel, trying to catch up this evening! What a difference having a new extension will make, safer underfoot with the new non-slip decking.

I actually like your front garden filled up like that . . . :o))

11 Sep, 2021

 

Thank you both ... it's difficult keeping up sometimes Shirley :)

12 Sep, 2021

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