Jul 232020

July 20th:  They’ve put in the sod — started putting up the wooden fence!

July 21st:  Annnd more fence!

July 22nd:  Only a bit more fencing — looks as if they spent the morning at the garden center.  


June 23rd:  Not much happening!


June 24th:  The wall is creeping around the edge of the garden.


June 25th:  This was Saturday, no no work, but just a couple more pics for the heck of it.


June 27th:  The fence is almost done — a bit of finishing, really.  More dirt was spread, and the 3rd & smallest circle, of gravel, has been laid out.  Pieces of wood are only there until tomorrow, will not cause any problem just overnight.




 Posted by on 23 Jul 2020
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We had a nice walk today on the Slí na Slainte walk of the Lower Vartry Reservoir.  You can see the PDF of the walk here, from which I’ve taken the map to the right.  We started at the very bottom, and did the lower loop, 7.2 km (plus around 0.5 km as we missed the gate for the pathway at first).   More information also available from visitwicklow.ie here.

There was a lot of some kind of waterplant, I think not lilies (which are round, I thought).  See the next-to-last picture for a closeup.

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 Posted by on 20 Jul 2020
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July 15th:  Finished the round patio.  Started laying the border for the lawn.  Moved the agapanthus from the front garden (you can see it best in the last photo).

July 17th:  Continued laying the lawn border.  Hauled in lots of wood for the fence.  Another view of the agapanthus.


July 18th:  Finished the lawn border.  Power-wash of the round terraza.



 Posted by on 20 Jul 2020
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July 6: Finished laying the foundation for the terrace and the extension to the patio.  Chopped down the palm tree in the front garden & took out the stump.  

July 8: Started laying the flagstones!  Most of the terrace and a start on the patio extension!  A bit of a wet day, but not too chilly.  The first photo is an action shot of the lads at work. 

July 9:  Still wet, a bit chillier.  No sign of the workmen.

July 10:  Much better weather, and great progress on the stone work (but a bit more to do in the back still).  First two shots are early this morning; the rest, very late in the day.  The existing patio is extremely dirty, and is not actually as dark as it looks.  There’ll be a bit of contrast though, even after the new stone has aged, but not too much.  

July 13 & 14 (mostly the 13th):  Finished most of the flagstones (still have the edge pieces to do), and the borders.  Turned over a bit of earth.








 Posted by on 11 Jul 2020