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Lyn and Malcolms Garden Blog
For the last 3 weeks I have been very busy in the garden,
in between the rain and winds.
The 'Ferndown Wall' is being built !
Well it's in the garden to be truthful.
The wall is about 22 metres long and 1 metre tall, and has a 1 metre tall fence
panel on top.
It all came about because the fence panels between us and our neighbour had been
patched up for several years, and finally a gale blew one of the panels out.
I ordered 174 concrete blocks, 11 fence panels, 20 bags of sand, 20 of ballast
and 8 bags of cement. All of that had to be barrowed in to the back and front
garden as soon as possible as it was delivered on to the pavement outside our
I set about digging out some shallow footings between the existing concrete
fence posts, then built up the walls, and when dry rendered and painted the
The fence panels were delivered soaking wet. It has been quite a job drying them
out ready for painting, the weather has not been kind.
Anyway, I have not quite finished painting the last 3 panels, and rendering 6
metres of the wall.
In the back 'Exotic' garden we had built some of the same type of walls and
panels about 10 years ago, between us and our other neighbour, which has lasted
very well, apart from painting the panels and walls every couple of years.
It is still very mild here, but very dull and quite wet. We have only had two
minus temperatures at night this winter. There are a couple of Roses and Iris
reticulata in flower, and I saw several Lilies just showing above ground
Four of the wall sections complete in the 'Exotic' garden, well it is 'Exotic'
in the summer, when all the plants come out
of their winter quarters.
Three more sections of wall/fence to complete in Lyn's garden.
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