An insight to the daily life of a garden design and landscaping build up on a rear garden located in Cullompton, Exeter, Devon.

Day 13

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M5 Closed

M5 closed

Oh dear not looking good closing a motorway.

M5 Crash

M5 crash

We have been on the road since 7.15 am, the traffic on the motorway has been sat there since 6.30am, I sincerely hope all is well in-front of them, the sat nav tells me I'm 2.9 miles away from the landscaping project.

Midday

Finally, Coffee.

Before I commence the reflection pond landscaping build I complete the final course of blockwork to the feature wall, apply the scratch coat and cover.

A Visual blog today..... 

 Checking the garden is parallel

Check garden is parallel

Marking the center line

Marking the center line

Reflection pond center line

Reflection pond center line

Marking the inside face of the pond

Marking the inside face of the pond

Setting out a square pond

Setting out a square pond

Scoring the concrete

Scoring the concrete

Measuring the pond walling

Measuring the pond walling

Setting out with a stringline

Setting out with a stringline

Datum points for quions

Datum points for quoins

Spray all datum points

Spray all datum pins

Square quoins

Square quions

Checking the height of the pond wall

Checking pond wall height

 Constructing a garden pond

Constructing a garden pond

Landscaping a garden with reflection pond

Landscaping a garden with reflection pond

Garden pond overflow system

Garden pond overflow base

Pump ducting inlets

Pump ducting inlets

Clean site

Clean site

Tomorrows blog:

Landscaping a reflection pond with overflow system

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Hose use

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