Our delivery for the garden came last week and sat waiting patiently at the front of the house for Alan to get back from work. Once he had built up the energy he unwrapped the blocks and moved them stack by stack through his house and into the garden.
On Saturday while the side of the garden where the new raised bed was going was still in the shade, he started by clearing back some of the stones and marking out the area for the new bed. We'd both forgotten just how deep those stones go down!!
As long as you follow the detailed instructions and prepare the area, these block go together really well and quite quickly.
And with a few breaks for cool drinks, ice-lollies and then later on some lunch the whole bed was built by teatime.
I just got a photo of the new bed this morning.
We are both really pleased with it and I'm really looking forward to filling it, but first we have the small matter of a narrowboat trip to look forward to so there's no rush and it's much too warm to be lugging bags of compost and chippings around at the moment.
If you're wondering why there's a couple of saws lying on top of the bed when no saws were needed in it's construction, it's because Alan has already started on another little garden project ... something to make Ginger's life just a little bit easier!!