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PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2006 10:32 am    Post subject: The Courtyard Garden Reply with quote

This my latest project , its a small garden in Dublin overlooked on 3 sides

We knocked the wall at the back and saved the rubble for the base of the patio

the old trellis was taken off the walls

the walls were painted Magnolia


new heavy duty trellis was put up and the base for the circular patio was put in
the new wall was next and infilled with grit



starting the circle

where' s the champagne Laughing




some simple planting
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2006 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice one.
Once again creating many seating areas to take advantage of the sun throughout the day.
Whose product did you use on the rotunda paved area?
Is there a seaside influence, as I think I see some fishermans rope at the base of the tree?

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2006 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The circular patio is from Bradstone and sold by Roadstone , the wall is called Madoc . However be warned , Evil or Very Mad this patio is sold by roadstone as the 3 metre circle , I built the wall to exactly 3 metres and laid the patio from the middle out , only to find that the Bradstone 3 metre circle is in fact 2.8 metres , so every thing had to come out and be rebuilt . The temperature that day was 30 degrees c. Laughing I was not a happy camper
the customer spends a lot of time by the sea and picks up a lot of seaside stuff
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2006 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fine work Bugs. I like the way you recycled the wall for use as a patio base. What is the patio laid on, is that sand and cement or just plain sand. Lovin the photos of your work by the way.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2006 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great garden work Mr Bugs. I much more prefer the circular paved patio to the angular decking. Is that large tree a sycamore.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 29, 2006 10:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Cooler and Sb , the mix for the base is a dry sand / grit ...cement mix of 5 grit / 1cement , the tree is a Sycamore which causes me no end of problems in Winter ( I also do the maintenance on this garden ) The customer keeps it for sentimental reasons .
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 29, 2006 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Such a sweet garden, Bugs. It's really nice to see the photos from start to finish.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 29, 2006 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lilith wrote:
Such a sweet garden, Bugs. It's really nice to see the photos from start to finish.

Thanks Lilith , the next job I do , I hope to take more precise pictures and try and do a type of masterclass in deck laying or patio building or some garden related topic . Watch this space Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 29, 2006 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Funny, before I recent your most recent post, I was thinking you'd be such a good teacher. It's one thing to see a garden already done and hear about how it came to be, but another altogether to actually see how it's done.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 29, 2006 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes I think its great to be able to see all the ins and outs of a garden project through pictures. Thanks for posting that bugs. It was good the way you saved the ivy on the shed.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 30, 2006 10:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Verge Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2006 9:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lovely work Bugs. And great weather to be constucting such a garden in
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 02, 2006 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Birdie , it was at the hight of the hot weather , a real killer.
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