Finally I am able to go and feed the fish, or get something from the sheds without being covered in mud. 😀
And I got Distinctive Chesterfields to thank you for it – so thank you ever so much!
I was a runner up in their competition, and the prize was £50 Amazon vouchers. I love vouchers! Cash always gets used on boring things like bills, but as my mortgage lender isn’t too keen on accepting Amazon vouchers, this was a fab treat.
I wanted to get the book 11/22/63, even had it in my basket… but clearly the book isn’t no-where near £50, so I thought I’d check out chainsaws (!) to see how much they are, and how much I’d needed to add extra on top of my voucher… and there it was, a recommendation on what others have bought – gravel!
I had no idea you could buy gravel on Amazon, nothing I’ve ever considered searching for there… although gravel is something I’ve wanted for a while. The price was also excellent (I got 3 ton about 5 years ago, and comparing it to what that cost me, my 850kg bag of gravel was cheap!), and included delivery!
Book was removed from the basket – and my big bag of gravel added! All in all it ended up costing me a measly £7.50, as I had another 50p code. 😀
Delivery was quick, and the chap that came was nice as pie (and I was so jealous of his crane – oh it looked like such fun!), and placed the gravel nicely inside the fence in the front garden.
We’ve always had a problem with the blasted lawn… grass simply won’t grow!!! Twice we’ve removed all the lawn (this is a massive job) as we find trying to fix patches isn’t working… at the moment there’s a few patches all over that needs some help, and the right side of the garden is currently bare (see pics), and will hopefully be getting some attention soon.
By the steps up to the garden it’s a mud-hole!!! At some point over the winter we even chucked down kitchen cupboard doors on top of the mud in the hope to save our shoes:
So… although the weather has been terrible, we’ve (read: The other half with me cheering him on!) managed to dig out the path:
As a bonus, we managed to save some good grass from where we dug the path, and the bit where Boo is standing in the above pic has now finally got grass again. 😀
Aaaaaaand – this is what I now got:
So happy!!! A massive thank you to Distinctive Chesterfields – as you can see, my little gravel path has been named after them. (Sign made out of leftover shed cladding) 😀
We still need little lawn borders for it, and the plan is slate. We know of a massive heap of old discarded roof slates in a forest, so I think it might be those when the weather improves. Lawn will be getting some attention again, and will hopefully look halfway decent by the time all the flowers start coming out.
There’s a little cross-road by the sheds, and the white bannister pole that you can just about spot by our old shed, I intend to make into a cross road sign. 😀