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The garden: work in progress

As a reminder, this is what my garden looked like before work started on it. The concrete slabs are held in place solely by friction and gravity, and the so-called fence was absolutely lethal – very fragile and barely able to hold up the weight of the honeysuckle and clematis that were growing over it,

Before work started

After four days of hard manual labour by the builders, this is what it looks like today, from pretty much the same viewpoint.

progress after one week

The original concrete slabs are all still in place – we didn’t want to destabilise the slope by removing them. They are however covered up by the black sheeting, a heavy-duty water-permeable membrane. It should allow water to drain away, but stop weeds growing through it. The galvanised steel I-beams are concreted in place on the lower terrace, into holes around 1.2m deep, so they are not going to move anywhere in a hurry.  The holes are dug in the second terrace ready for the next tier of I-beams to be inserted and concreted in on Monday.

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  1. Frosty | 3 September 2011 at 7:44 pm | Permalink

    Wow, it’s really starting to take shape! Must be great to be able to see that level of progress.