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Off cuts and elbow grease...


I am so pleased with how my patio area has turn out although its a perfect example of how a little project can get out of control.

After clearing out brambles between my two sheds I found some patio slabs under all the rubbish. I made me realise that I quite fancied the idea of breakfast in the sun. A perfect way of starting the day.

Before I knew it the little bistro set on my rediscovered patio slabs didn’t seem enough so I wanted relay the slabs. I took up the original slabs and cleared the area, I could kick myself for not taking before photos.

Using some off cuts of wood my dad gave me, and gleaning his brain for knowledge I put together a new frame for my new slabs, and building raised beds.

I installed a tiny 55 litre pond and planted up a dwarf water lily and water iris.

I looked it all up on internet and I am so proud of what I have now. I literally have put it all together with a bit of hard work and the project cost me around £100 in total including the plants.

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15 Jun, 2017


You've done well and seem to have done it alone too.
Breakfast in the sun is a perfect way to start the day :)

15 Jun, 2017


It looks great seeing your photos .

15 Jun, 2017


Welcome to GOY, well done on your project, just goes to prove what you can achieve with the will and a bit of hard work! Keep us up to date now that the gardening bug has bitten.

16 Jun, 2017


Its so lovely to log on here and see everyones hard work. Its taken a while to get the gardening bug but now I have I love it...I am the only one though in my house, until it comes to sitting out in the sun of course and then they are all out there ha ha !

16 Jun, 2017


Glad your enjoying GoY and got the bug of gardening. lol that is usually the case you do the hard work while the rest reap the benefits.

16 Jun, 2017

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