Ant wanted a pizza peel to go with the two pizza stones he bought from Asda last week so we nipped into The Range. He bought 2 because he wanted one to bake his bread on in the oven in the kitchen and one for the outdoor oven he’s going to be building 🙂
He didn’t get a pizza peel but I’m so glad we went because sitting outside the front entrance was a patio kit for £99.99. We’ve been looking at all the different options for the new patio, including fake grass and decking but as soon as I saw the patio pavers kit, I knew it was what I wanted.
It was cheaper than any others we’d looked at places like B&Q and I loved the pattern. Ant wanted red pavers ideally because he loves the Spanish-style patios.
Ant had to make 2 trips to collect all the pavers. They would have exceeded the maximum weight for the car if he’d tried to bring them all at once.
I can’t wait to see them when they’ve been laid. Ant’s got lots to do before he can start laying them but he’s cracking on 🙂
I now have to tell you about this website I came across after we’d bought the pavers from The Range. It’s called Turnbull & Co and they specialise in garden paving and garden furniture.
I looked on the site at first to check out the furniture for the new patio. While there I thought I’d have a quick look at the paving.
My heart sank when I saw some red pavers, exactly like the ones Ant would have preferred and what makes it worse is that they were cheaper per square metre than the ones we bought at The Range.
So my little bit of friendly advice is to make sure you’ve done all your research before you splash the cash! Even with the delivery charge, we would have paid about the same and Ant would have had his red patio. I do love the ones we’ve picked but I’d have been just as happy with the red ones.
We haven’t decided exactly how the cooking area is going to be arranged on the new patio yet so we’re not sure what space is going to be left. I don’t know if we’re going to have a table set with chairs and benches or a rattan sofa and chairs set with a little coffee table.
While having a wander around the garden I was shocked to realise how overgrown it really is at the top. The brambles and butterfly bushes have taken over, making it virtually impossible to do anything up there.
It’s unrecognisable from the way it was when we moved in.
I cheered up when I saw lots of apples growing and some lily flowers that had opened. I’d totally forgotten that I’d planted them.
Ant’s started building the wall next to the fence. He’s going to start on the other wall soon so hopefully, next week’s update will show lots of progress 🙂
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