Not at all craft related but kinda designy in a way, eventually.
This week I made a start on the garden transformation from raggedy grass patch to couture courtyard. Or at least, that’s the plan…
This wall has been bugging me since moving in. It blocks morning sun in the winter and prevents afternoon summer sun from reaching the mini secret garden on the other side.
So, I’ve decided to smash the heck out of it and create a rustic garden area behind it and then, in the grassy bit that you can see in the image above, create a ‘courtyard’.
Sounds fancy, eh? Yeah, well, we’ll see how it turns out later in the year, lol.
First job was the smashy smashy of the wall.
I started to carefully chip away at the cement. I was hoping to keep the head stones as they have a lovely and unique shape and could be used to reline the ‘new’ lower wall.
First one ‘successful’.
At this point, things started taking an ominous turn in that NONE of the darn bricks were coming out in one piece. Just lots of ‘bits’. In fact, the only thing that was coming out properly was the cement from inbetween the bricks.
Also, naffin nora, this is hard work. Stuff this manually casual chipping, time for the big guns.
Various electric pummeling and manual smashy smashy bouts later and I was making ‘progress’.
Time for a cuppa. Thankfully the postman turned up with a ‘care package’ from the mother – cheers mum!
Refreshed and on a sugar rush, I continued to whack, smash, chip, chisel and generally give the wall some real heck and made LOADS of progress…
Well, let’s put ‘some progress’ as the official title on that one.
Good start though and was lots of fun!
It’s not going to be a daily job, as I’m pooped and me shoulder hurts – moan moan etc – so I’ll keep you up to date with how things are going sporadically.
Thanks for stopping by and I look forward to sharing more with you soon!
Bye for now.