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Sasha -can you just reply to my message privately please- thanks-and not on here
We'd all like to know what the idea is, Geoff.
went out this afternoon and bought a builders bag of top soil, really good deal so my raised bed will be filled next week,delivered on Tuesday - sure to rain- so my wellies and pink wheelbarrow will be busy for a couple of days.
Don't reckon I will do it in one go - 2 attempts otherwise will screw up shoulder and foot again
Also have 100 bricks coming in an attempt to get enthusiastic about the unfinished fairy dell
How much were the bricks Bjay? Out of interest?
Well done, Rosa! Are you going to build the wall yourself! If so, I'm impressed!
Ha Becks - I was just wondering how much the topsoil was!
I want to do my back garden edging in bricks, just laid flat, side by side. Was just nosing at the cost?
Something like this. But round the lawn edges.
Bricks are between about 50p and a pound each in my area, Becks.
That's not too bad. Is that new? I presume it is. I don't want tatty ones.
Will do a bit of local googling and ebay searching later.
WEnt to a local builders merchant, explained I wanted the cheapest of the cheap but had to be water resisitant. he came up with 22p each + VAT. - engineering bricks. Ordered 100 and got them for 20p. Not brilliant to look at but more for a base than a wall GG A shallow edge to back fill with gravel for my seat - discovered area needs to be raised a little as became waterlogged.
These would do for that job Becks
GG will get a mortar mix just a case of sticking them together can't guarantee the looks - ha ha
Becks in old house I edged the borders with those brick paviors that they lay on drives, I think they work out at about 32peach - check Wickes web site, for an idea, then check your usual places. No Wickes near here otherwise that's where I'd have gone
Sorry posted then realised hadn't said - top soil £44 - really cheap and looks Ok as well, usually about double
Cool. Will have a look now I've just put madam to bed.
This is all sounding rather exciting Becks and Bjay. I need something bricky to repair the edges of my pond. If those paviors are not too thick, they might be just the thing! And we have a Wickes not too far away.
Was very sad to have to let Pete the Paving man dump most of the topsoil he dug out, I would loved it to have gone to someone who wanted it
Could hav shovelled it over here
Bit far to send it Bunny
You lot do know if you shop in local builders yards it is often cheaper and you can chat up the blokey (well maybe) as well. Becks I'll message you where to go in your part of the country , and give you directions
Oh and say you want cheap, that's what i did and said what they were for.
I used the paviors from Wickes to edge a small flower bed last year and they seem much stronger than bricks and less likely to suffer frost damage (that's what happened with the old bricks that were already there). Think they were about 38p each.
There's one just round the corner from me Bjay, next street up. But if you know of any other local ones, great.
Going now - Bye