193/366: they came, they saw, they concreted

Our beautiful new bluestone barbecue needed a suitable entertainment area to surround it, so in November 1999, we called on our favourite concreters, Scoresby Paving, to come and pour some more concrete.

To go with the bluestone theme, we chose grey pattern paving, which also provided a good contrast for the colours in the garden.

One of our theories was less grass also meant less mowing.

Taking a leap forward in time to 2012, the concrete has lasted extremely well, and the weathered look of the pavers on the steps gives one a sense of history.

102/366: another project completed

A sense of achievement prevails with task completion. This time we enlarged the area near the washline and eradicated the mulch. Guess what I used to do this? River pebbles, of course. We laid the extra row of pavers on a bed of concrete, after chipping away the outer edge of the previous row.

I had fun using the level and tapping the pavers down so that they were even.

Now the concrete has set really well, so today I finished off the project with those lovely river pebbles and a couple of chairs from the patio that have seen better days.