Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Steps part 2

I took advantage of the very sunny Sunday weather to do the next stage of my garden steps project.

I am very pleased with the result - it may not be pretty, nor as expert as a professional's would be, but the concrete (my first ever attempt at making it) has hardened well and I have been able to walk on it succesfully.

The path along the side of the greenhouse at the bottom of the steps is not finished yet as I ran out of concrete materials (it doesn't go nearly as far as I had hoped) but I have put the gravel base in, next just a fairly thin layer of concrete to stabilise it all and then I am done.

So here is how it looks.





No more scrambling, slipping and sliding down to the greenhouse. My plan at the moment is to plant a small lavender hedge along the side of the steps to soften the edges and then to put a trellis along the side of the decking and grow some small plants up there. I'm very pleased all in all.

I reckon the whole project has cost me £150 which is quite a lot, but I really couldn't have done it cheaper I don't think, the materials, quite simply, were expensive! Still I am sure a builder would have charged me at least £500 considering the amount of hours it has all taken, so I am very pleased to have only spent that much. I am quite keen to lay a path from the house to the top of the steps now and have plans brewing in my mind.

10 comments:

  1. You have done a lovely job on the steps.

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  2. Well done, a good job. You just have to take your time and do things as and when time and money allows. Glad to hear your teaching is going well.

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  3. Its looking really good, well done you!

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  4. Excellent job, doesnt matter if its not perfect, it is fit for purpose and much cheaper ,sadly, than getting someone in.

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  5. Wow, brilant job, well done,

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  8. Good to see you back posting. Missed it when you were busy

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