Jean has embarked on a major re-working of the garden. I suggested the 3.7 by 3.5m greenhouse as it is virtually the same size as the concrete slab that already exists. and the porch and cold frames make it very versatile.
That was a good 3 day’s work. I won’t mention the really long walk I had to make carrying all the materials from the road, down 20 steps, past other houses and down to the back garden - it makes my knees ache just remembering - all in a day’s graft!
Update from Shropshire....
From: MIKE R
Sent: 20 June 2013 21:07
To: Robin McGregor
Subject: Mike and Sandra Shropshire
Already planted tomatoes, chilli peppers, sweet peppers, strawberries and lettuce.
All doing really well.
Flagstones and gravel have worked well. Photos attached.
We are delighted with the job, it sits perfectly in the garden and is much admired.
If you have people who want to look at your work we would be happy to show them round.
If you are passing be sure to call in.
Mike and Sandra
Thanks so much for letting me see the finished result. It looks fantastic. You didn’t waste any time – as usual! I so enjoyed working at your home and meeting you both and thanks again for all the tea, cake and great conversations putting the world to rights. I’d love to stop by again so if I am ever in the area I would love to pop in and say hello – thank you. And thanks again for being so welcoming. Here’s to a great summer!
I had to spend 2-hours moving stuff just a few feet off the plot.
It was a nice challenge getting the greenhouse to fit the end of an existing pathway too.
I also had to step the foundations over uneven ground levels but you can’t tell at the end with those supporting courses being below ground again.
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