The works I foreshadowed the other day began in earnest on Friday.
First up we cleaned out 90% of the long bed that will became the new terracing for the wedding. The builders will start on it soon – they have to lay the pipework and cabling for the water capture as well and we are having the paving re-laid and re-grouted to make sure it is not a trip hazard – all those bloody heels again! They’ll be building two new gates that will make access to the back easier too.
So out came three roses to be replanted around the garden and two potentillas, all of which are in large pots for now.
After that we recovered an old butler’s sink with a mix of sand cement and compost that makes it a fabulous sink garden for succulents. This was originally done thirty years ago and had begun to fall off. Now it’s refreshed.
Having hacked off the old rendering, we covered the surface in PVA glue and sand to make a binding surface.
Then mixed one part cenent with one part sand and one part compost.
While the Textilsite made the gloopy pastry mix,
yours truly did the packing.
Came out okay, I’d say.
Dog helped, of course