The landscapers have left and I have a new front and back garden to enjoy. Faster than the original schedule (by a week) and very reasonably priced (for the quality of work and materials). It’s not entirely complete as the blacksmith still hasn’t come up with a quote for my railings, but when that comes in it shouldn’t be too much hassle to get them (or an alternative) fitted and I can do proper before and after photos.
The front garden is now almost complete and the landscapers will be leaving tomorrow (to come back to do the railings if the blacksmith ever gets me that quote). All of the paving has been laid and tomorrow it just needs pointing.
The wall was topped off today and work on the paving started. The next few days are going to be paving, paving, paving.
The start of week three saw everything move to the front of the house and the collapsing front wall was rebuilt. It still needs its topping of engineering bricks, hence it’s shroud, but then it will be on to paving. The skip has attracted attention from a neighbour, it was one of the different ways to get to know a neighbour (at least they asked if they could use it rather than dump stuff in there in the dead of night).
Day 9 and the back garden is closing in on completion. The patio has been laid (but needs pointing tomorrow), and the lawn area has been levelled and raked ready for the turf to be laid tomorrow. The old skip has also been taken away and replaced with a smaller version.