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05/04/2013 at 17:43

Sasha -can you just reply to my message privately please- thanks-and not on here

05/04/2013 at 19:15

We'd all like to know what the idea is, Geoff.

05/04/2013 at 20:18


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

05/04/2013 at 20:19

How much were the bricks Bjay? Out of interest?

05/04/2013 at 20:20

Well done, Rosa! Are you going to build the wall yourself! If so, I'm impressed!

05/04/2013 at 20:21

Ha Becks - I was just wondering how much the topsoil was!

05/04/2013 at 20:23

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.


05/04/2013 at 20:30

Bricks are between about 50p and a pound each in my area, Becks.

05/04/2013 at 20:57

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.

05/04/2013 at 21:13

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

05/04/2013 at 21:54

Cool. Will have a look now I've just put madam to bed.

05/04/2013 at 22:31

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

05/04/2013 at 22:40
That's a great price Rosa/Bjay! I just needed 20 bricks today and paid 40p each for those engineering bricks from B&Q - and I thought that was an OK price!
05/04/2013 at 22:40

Could hav shovelled it over here

05/04/2013 at 22:44
I need topsoil
05/04/2013 at 22:49

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.

05/04/2013 at 22:49

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.

05/04/2013 at 22:54

There's one just round the corner from me Bjay, next street up. But if you know of any other local ones, great.

05/04/2013 at 23:01

Going now - Bye 

05/04/2013 at 23:06
We always use builders merchant for trellis pergola stuff etc and get it delivered ...