Sunday, July 30, 2006

Done In.... But Happy :)


......................................................................................................................................................... UPDATE: I decided to keep to the old fashioned way of laying the other bricks. I don`t like the look of how they will surround the circle that`s showing in the picture. Seems to take away from the circle. Hopefully I can get more done next weekend.

We went to hubby`s job site today and over to the dumping ground for bricks left over and just thrown away. I wanted the red, terra cotta and ones with a hint of black on them because I think the reds look warm and inviting with plants. They`re still quite dusty but should wash up nice and deep. Too tired at the moment. We picked up as much as we could haul home for the start and began a pattern in the back garden. Only had enough for the circle but at least it`s a start. May need to cut a few bricks for the inside better with the right tool. We`ll level the rest and fill it all in with sand after we get more bricks. Some of the spaces in the circle will look nice with a bit of moss growing in the cracks. The bricks will go right up the the door and we`ll leave 2 feet along the front for more plants. The bench can go down the other end and eventually I will most likely paint that grey planter maybe black or? as well as those raised wooden bed boxes. I can picture it with some nice big strategically placed potted plants too, a delicate wrought iron table and chairs over by the side maybe, delicate because the area is narrow and long, a high plant wall and an arbor leading out to the lawn...so many plans and ideas. And it`s gonna take forever for the laurel and boxwood to get big. I`m totally exhausted. It was so hot again today too
! Whatever happened to those nice hot sunny days with no humidity? That`s the best summer weather.

8 comments:

Shane Marie said...

This is beautiful! How lucky you are to have such expansive and lovely property to work with, even with your colorful neighbors!

Cheers,
Shane Marie

Kali said...

This looks great...it sure will look stunning once it's all done...and to think that you picked the bricks up for free!! Even better *grin*
p.s. Thanks for commenting on my blog :)

Carol said...

Oho that looks fantastic! Keep up the good work, I'm looking forward to see the finished result!

VintagePretty said...

Love it! Your garden is absolutely beautiful, you're so lucky! We'd love to find some old reclaimed bricks and have some raised beds in the yard-part of the garden, something for next summer hopefully!

Old Man Rich said...

try making the outer circle a double row of bricks. It might stand out better from the brick surround. Or possibly do the outer circle of bricks in a different couloured brick. The joy of loose laying is that its fairly easy to try different things.

Tea & Margaritas in My Garden said...

Good tip old man rich, but there isn`t enough room. It was way too big! Gathered more bricks today and will still be playing around with the circle a bit yet. It`s just too hot after work and after more brick lugging.

Shelley said...

How pretty! Looks like it will be gorgeous!

Rosa said...

How beautiful! That's how I would like to do my back. Just get rid of the grass and brick it in, but nicely, as you're doing. It's going to be gorgeous!! Keep us updated with pics. Love it!!! (Drink lots of water now, don't forget!!)