Sunday 13 August 2017


Today Sunday we have had lovely sunshine and at times very hot temperatures.

This is the late afternoon , sun still shinning.


Having and a whole day of rain on Wednesday and nice dry weather ever since the tropical garden is growing like .. well a jungle!

The way to the back gate! The side of the raised Tropical garden needs repairing, we may build a double low brick wall here later in the year or next year.

Paul spent the morning laying the folly foundation , our twenty bags of ballast were not enough! we had to go and get five more to finish the job!

 But now the foundations are in and next weekend we can start thinking about building!!
The design is changing and being tweaked as we progress but no doubt could be changed again once we start! the build or even while we build.


Sunday 6 August 2017


Due to wet weather and working Paul did not get back to the folly digging until this Saturday.

After digging out the trench he started to put in the boarding that will keep the cement base in place while it sets.

Paul placed former's inside to make sure it was spaced correctly.

I think it's turning into a building....

Now all the boxing's in place ready for the base to be laid. You can see just how much the edges of the existing paving differs, so Paul made the boxing straight and level. we'll need to fill in the uneven edge once the base is finished and dry.

so quite a lot to fill up.

 When we originally decided to put a folly here it was going to be just this long front piece but as you can see once you actually start the design grows.... :)

  another sneaky peek at the stone work waiting to go in place!

Well we need to get about 20 bags of Ballast and four bags of cement! So we'll be taking a couple of trips to the DIY store , so will leave the cementing until later in the week or next Sunday.