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Our neighbours have had their back garden revamped. They had all the original paviors removed and new pattern impressed concrete put down. The old paviors were just dumped on the drive waiting the contractors to remove them. When I asked what was to happen to the material, they said that it would all go to land fill. Naturally I found that a bit sad. Then the chap asked if I wanted the paviors. If so then I could help myself. So, I did.

To begin with I stacked them at the top of the garden

It got too much so I just tipped them where I was going to use them.

I buried them along side the edge of the drive with about a third of the pavior showing.

Not the easiest job as the drive curves and the edge is very full of gravel.

Very pleased with the result. I did end up with bucket loads of tar covered gravel. Rather than throw it away I used to to make a dry path in front of the compost heap.

They also brought out a fair number of round topped edgings, so I got them as well and used them on the Acer bed.

Every time I thought that I had collected them all, they brought out more. I used the next ones to edge the Heather bed.

Enough to edge the Fruit tree bed.

The Veg bed alongside the Greenhouse was next. Not easy as the path is definitely not straight.

The Bench needed a decent surface under it so I laid some paviors down under it.

There are still lots of them waiting for me to use. This is one idea.

This is what I did with some more of the paviors.

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I do like a neat edge to a path. you have made the garden very classy. and I expect easier to keep edges neat too. I need to get OH to do some more brick edging for me.
We could do with a neighbour to get rid of some bricks or similar for me to use haha.

8 Nov, 2020


It looks very good Owd. Lots of other folk would love to have generous neighbours like yours! But I am still chuckling at your move to a smaller garden with less work involved...

8 Nov, 2020


Fab job, Owdboggy, great way to upcycle paviors. Quite a feat you’ve carried out too! Looks very neat, agree with Eileen, lovely to see a tidy edge, it also lends to the garden.
Sue is right, it’s great to have good neighbours like yours.

8 Nov, 2020


It did save them the cost of another skip.

8 Nov, 2020


So much effort, OB, but it looks great, and very neat. Your new garden is taking shape well. Once all the plants get going it will be fantastic. I'm looking forward to seeing your pics. in the new season.

8 Nov, 2020


Looks great, it’s lovey to get something for nothing, and to think it would have ended up in landfill, I love to recycle anything I can and try and put it good use, trouble is though it makes me a bit of an border, thinking that will one day come in for something.

8 Nov, 2020


Gosh what a splendid haul. Well done Owdy for recycling.

9 Nov, 2020


What a great job you gave done, it must have taken ages but as everyone says it is looking really nice. Good that you got all that material for free. Thank you for keeping us posted re your new garden. It is very interesting seeing it develop.

12 Nov, 2020


Forgot to say how much I admired your pot surround - what a brilliant idea and very effective. If you cut all those triangular bits it was a work of love!

12 Nov, 2020


Wish I could say that I cut those pieces, but no, they came with the paviors.
Since then I have built a raised bed with more of the paviors. I will add a picture when I can.

13 Nov, 2020


Well it was an inspired use for them anyway...

13 Nov, 2020

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