Sunday, 10 June 2018

SUNDAY CATCHING UP

Well it's work work work here at the moment ! Trying to get the garden ready for the open day plus sorting out the studio and the house!


I finally got the part of the wall between the two sets of doors painted black and then the planter which had waited patiently in against the seating in the flower garden could go up.


We also got the final piece of wall painted between us, the dog's playpen/holding pen has come in very handy for stopping him getting in the way while we paint .


A shelf has gone up on the wall under Neptune unfortunately we could not get black brackets but we'll paint them later.


Today's been a day for planting some of the containers, like this window box on the workshop.


Yesterday we finally made good the area in front of the folly wall and so today I could plant up the old lion head trough that's been patiently waiting to be used since we got it last year. Plus we've replanted the Gertrude Jekyll rose on the right hand corner , to grow up the folly wall.


Plus yesterday Paul put in the arch to the doorway ! He was annoyed that the pieces do not fit together as well as he had hoped , due to how they are made, not how he fitted them but he made the best of it. Roy came over to lend some muscle because they are incredible heavy and had to be put in dry , then taken out , then put in again then a couple of parts moved about, then adjusted trying to get a good a fit as possible.


So finally we have a doorway! still lots to do, more brickwork between arch and window and also window and corner and also long back wall!
Sorting out the inside floor will be the very last thing we do and will probably not happen until after the open day .

Well I've had a little sit down while I did this post , so it's back out into the garden because it's still daylight and there's still loads to do. Sorry no dolls in this post today.

Have a lovely week and enjoy this lovely warm and sunny weather.

Dee


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13 comments:

  1. Everything is looking wonderful. Your folly is just amazing! It's been quite a pleasure watching it take shape.
    Steve

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    1. Thanks. I'm glad you've enjoyed coming along on our folly journey with us :)

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  2. WOW! What a transformation over the last couple of weeks. Good job that this weather has remained dry... although perhaps a little too hot at times for those heavier jobs to be done.
    Everything seems to be coming together very nicely.

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    1. It is Kendal and it's surprising how quick it cane all come together with getting a few of the little jobs done, like the paving in fro of the folly wall, tidied up that area straight away.
      Yes it's been too hot at times but thankfully not all the time!

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  3. Looking wonderful Dee. Think you'll need a well deserved holiday after the open day!

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    1. Thanks Rosie :) We have the following week off thank goodness I think we'll be needing the rest! lol

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  4. All looks great Dee. When is your open day and is everyone invited?

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    1. Thanks Theresa. It's a about twelve of the gardens in the village opening in aid of the Church, they'll be selling teas and plants and raffle tickets I believe along with the entrance tickets.

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    2. What a lovely thing to do, good luck I hope it all goes well

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  5. WOW the folly doorway looks amazing Dee, well done Paul and Roy, I love it! The rest of the garden is looking lovely too, I think the garden visitors are going to have a real treat when they get in there :)
    xx

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    1. Thanks Sharon, I think it's the piece that's pulled all the rest together. I cannot wait to see the whole thing finished but that will probably be after the open day.
      I think they may be surprised when they come across the folly ! :) xx

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  6. You garden is fascinating - can't wait to see the folly finished :-)

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