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Dismantling the old wood wall.

kate123

By kate123

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We started on Saturday..taking the wood wall apart. I’d moved all the edging plants from the rockery and we got cracking on dismantling the wood blocks.
We’ve filled about 25 rubble bags with soil and rock pieces.
They are all neatly placed down the path at the side of the house less frequently used.
We will order a skip soon. Some of the soil will be used to backfill the new brick wall. Still have to finishing dismantling and digging. OH may have to do this himself on Good Friday! I’m off to see Simple Minds in concert on Friday evening, with friends.
OH is off for the second week of Easter. He will hire a whacker plate to get started. There’ll be a new little path in front of the rockery, and a new back patio.
I did enjoy the digging out today, it was quite pleasant in the sunshine.

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Wow,your yoga sessions are going to be useful, Kate.Did this wall support the bund area?Look forward to seeing the end result.

11 Apr, 2022

 

well that has been a good workout and the resulting new wall is going to look wonderful.

11 Apr, 2022

 

That's an impressive weekend's work! The trouble with getting one major job done is that it highlights all sorts of other ideas that hadn't occurred to you before... It will be well worth the effort when it's completed.

11 Apr, 2022

 

WOW from me too Kate
Looking forward to see the end result.

11 Apr, 2022

 

Hiring a whacker plate? Wow that sounds fun! You two be careful and don't overdo it.....

11 Apr, 2022

 

Exciting doing a new project, look forward to seeing the new wall, enjoy the concert :-))

12 Apr, 2022

 

I bet it was very satisfying getting that job done Kate. We look forward to seeing the end result.

12 Apr, 2022

 

Julia, I think yoga is more difficult! ☺️ The wall dismantling was much easier!
The bund is sort of compacted and pretty vertical in itself. We cleared it of brambles which eventually spread all over, so OH dug them out by hand many years ago.
We sited a short fence almost half way up and across…and added shrubs to what was there already.
Our fence is covered with ivy, ceanothus, spreading rose and clematis.
We call the lower bund the rockery and at the other side, we’ve steps and shrubbery.

12 Apr, 2022

 

Thank you kindly indeed, Eileen! It was a fab workout - lifting the bags was exhausting though and traipsing round the side with them..ugh! I’m hoping you’re right and the end result will be much more improved!

12 Apr, 2022

 

Thanks to you too, Ange! Yes, you’re right. One job leads to another…it’s never ending isn’t it! I’m looking forward to seeing it all finished and enjoying the new back patio…eventually! Fortunately we have a patio at the house too, just in case the job runs through summer 🙄

12 Apr, 2022

 

Thanks Klahanie! Look forward to posting the new area eventually! 😉

12 Apr, 2022

 

Sue, I appreciate your concern and kind thoughts. Yes, I’m not so keen on the whacker plate part of the ‘task’! We shall certainly take your advice. 👍😊

12 Apr, 2022

 

Thank you, Jane! It does feel quite exciting, even digging out piles of soil - which feels never ending! I’ll be sure to post all the updates and thank you, I’m looking forward to the concert 🎵

12 Apr, 2022

 

Thanks Josee! There’s definitely a satisfying feeling when you feel you’re progressing, albeit slowly 😊. Will post updates later on.

12 Apr, 2022

 

Well done Kate and your enthusiasm is infectious!! Mind you I weeded a tiled path in the middle of our vegetable patch…… getting down was fine but getting up again was not so easy!!!
Please let us know the next stage of your project.

12 Apr, 2022

 

Thank you for explaining the layout,Kate.Look forward to following your progress.Weather will certainly be on your side.

13 Apr, 2022

 

You had a huge job there Kate! But it will look lovely when it is all done! At least you have had good weather!

13 Apr, 2022

 

Thanks to Chris, Julia and Rose, apologies for my late reply! I'm glad you feel inspired! We did some more work yesterday between going out and visiting.
More to come tomorrow 🧱 🪨

17 Apr, 2022

 

Thank you kindly, Paul! You are quite innovative with your wall building and reusing rubble!!!! I did enjoy the concert, thank you, they were fab!!! Lots of nostalgia and favourite tunes! My friend and I stood up and danced quite a bit!!!! Think her husband was a bit embarrassed ☺️

20 Apr, 2022

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