With a garden that has been around for a number of years and had numerous owners, each person will have made their own alterations to the landscape, and form of it. Pauline decided that she wanted a flat area where she could sit and look at the view, whilst at the same time enjoy the sunshine.
Looking around the garden we identified somewhere between seven and ten areas that were flat and had previously either had a building on them, or were some form of paved floor, but sadly none were quite in the right place.
Old Paving Stones
So we decided to make our own. We would recycle some paving slabs from one of the other areas that we would not use
The place Pauline decided that was ideal had a bit of stone wall to one side and the wire fence to the neighbouring field to the other
Site of Paulines Perch
To make an area large enough we needed to build up one corner
Stones for foundations
Fortunately there are lots of stones around which can be used as filler foundation
Check to see if level
It is good to make sure all is level
Well almost level
well just about
Clearing the final bits of undergrowth
Pauline hard at work clearing space for the last slabs to go down
Just got the steps up to the perch to finish off
The end result
The end result. Just now need some sun to enjoy sitting on it, and a nice cuppa
This is my ad hoc update and diary describing how I am developing our garden at Trostrie Cottage in Galloway. You can see the garden for yourself if you book a self catering dog friendly holiday @The Shieling which is attached to Trostrie Cottage http://www.trostriecottage.co.uk/
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