HUGE PROGRESS TODAY… YAAAS!
Todays blog will be mostly consisting of the photos I took, as I am too sleepy from all of our hard work to compose many decent sentences. I will try, but bare with!
So first, we had to clear out lots of the gravel, mud and hidden junk (gross) so we could make level spaces for the bottom sleepers. Years worth of buried crap came out of that mud, including bloody loads of crisp packets (why?!) and a lorry tarp… Yeah, I have no idea.
So Anyway, we binned all that and so the first sleepers went in.
Unsurprisingly, and much like the rest of the house, nothing in the garden is flat or straight, so we had to get a bit creative, see proof below of Dad consulting the plans!
So, after being rained on a few times, and a well needed tea break, we chugged along and crikey, it was looking great!
You may remember a couple of months ago when Andrew (wearing super safe open-toed sandals) cleared out loads of concrete. Well finally we are putting it to use, and we are filling the bottom of the planter with it so that we don’t have to waste money on excessive compost to fill it up!
So after another tea break (c’mon we are Brits, we are powered on tea) we powered on, and just before Andrew got home from work, we reached this stage.
With the added energy boost from Mr Peach, we finished up the planting area today. Yeah, you heard. FINISHED. Bloody champions aren’t we!?
Well done Dad, Andrew & Me! Now all Dad needs to do tomorrow is make the benches which will go along the front of the planter and an added prep space on one end for the BBQ area. Word on the street is that Dad may also be building us a table too, plus if I’m lucky we might work on the allotment before he goes home too! Crikey – we will have achieved loads.
Brilliant day! Super chuffed with our new planter, it looks wonderful! Thank you to my super Daddy 🙂
If you want a planter as spectacular as this, and you like in the UK (ideally in Norfolk, so poor Dad doesn’t have travel to the other side of the country) check out my Dad’s Facebook page, and drop him a message!
Thanks for reading – check in tomorrow 🙂