As the season has changed from end of summer to autumn, we’ve been working on a large garden in Westbury-on-Trym. We started off wearing vest tops and sun lotion and have moved on to long sleeved tops and hats, whilst the wind has picked up with stormy bouts of rain and cooler temperatures.
Caroline Harrison, a renown Bristol garden designer created the design for this garden. We are constructing and planting it. Check out her website here. Firstly, areas were marked out with chalk spray and measurements were taken.
Lots of paving was taken up from around the house, we took away countless truck loads of soil and rubble from this job.
As well as soil and rubble, a lot of green waste was removed. We brought in a digger to remove a large amount of bamboo that had spread around the garden, and cut back and took out other plants that needed removing.
An old shed and raised beds were removed and the back of the garden was levelled to create a concrete base for a new shed.
The digger was used for cutting out the pathway and a large pond with shelving.
The pond was lined with yellow pit sand, and the pathway was filled in with smashed up old paving slabs, as it wound it’s way through the garden.
Whilst lots of dump runs were happening and other preparations to the garden, the decking started being constructed outside the back door. Durable, off white fibre glass millboard looks great by the huge banana palm.
For a sunny, fresh Friday, we brought in type 1 sub base which we started laying as the base for the paving which will surround the rest of the back of the house. Also, oak sleepers were brought in to create low new borders, we can’t wait to see these planted up.
It’s great to see the huge piles of mud disappear as the garden transforms! Come back next time to see how it’s going…