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Keymer Road, Burgess Hill

Peter & Tom started these works in mid January 2005, working to a flexible sketch supplied by Ian after a consultation held in November 2004. This garden has great potential, however considerable terracing is needed. We could have had a surveyor involved, but decided on the evolutionary approach! Clearance & get some levels sorted... then finalise ideas to a fixed budget! Let us see what develops!! Over to Peter! Not forgetting Will, Marc & Tom! Chris & Neil were involved for a short time also.

Rough plan from consultation

To be modified during construction!!

Original Garden

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Well overgrown!

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Clearance Begins

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Lovely warm fire!!

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Lower Area opened up!

Large Digger arrives tomorrow!

We are already pondering over potential levels! The rough plan will be adjusted next week-end!

However the 3 tiers look as though they will work!

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Digger in use!

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1st Level being worked on

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Upper level can be seen!

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First drop!

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Piles still to shift!

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The woodland walk is started

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and continues

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The walk continues

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2nd level being created

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2nd level in progress

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Upper slope

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Footings dug for upper patio

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Preparation for retaining walls

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Levelled side area

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Levels being formed

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Winding path

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Path developing!

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Footings in for upper patio

At least 3 men on the job each day gets a lot done! Now a week in on the job.

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Lower area being graded

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Lower left being graded

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Footings in for upper wall

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Wall being built

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The new view down

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Low walling continues

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Small set of integral steps!

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Main wall on right being built!

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The sleepers have arrived!

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Being stacked for building soon!

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Upper patio being prepared

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Old steps being broken up!

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New Steps to be built shortly!!

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Side wall & steps almost done!

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Lower patio concrete base in!

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Upper patio concrete being laid

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More sleepers have arrived!!

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Curved side wall being built

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Main steps being formed 31/01

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Formwork continues 01/02

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Steps continue!

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Sleeper walls have started

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Main brick steps continue!

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Upper raised bed wall in

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Side curve on steps!

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Sleeper steps being created!

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Main brick steps almost done!

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Sleeper walls continue!

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Sleeper wall almost done!

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Woodland path

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Upper patio started

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Patio being pointed!

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Patio door step

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Looking down!!

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Top soil arriving!! 28m³!!

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Soil being graded!

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Lower steps!

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Soiling up!

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Finer grading in progress

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Turfing Begins!

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Wall copings go on!

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Turfing continues

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Lower lawn area can be developed further maybe later!

We have turfed up to the walls, so that the beds can be cut out as required later. Mowing is often easier than weeding!!

There is scope for considerable planting later

Its now mid February!

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The garden is inviting!

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The new view down!

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Lower terrace!

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Pleasing view up to the house

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View from the lowest lawn!

Finishing touches to complete next week, beds to tidy, more mulching....plus a good sweep down! Rain or snow expected this week end which will help the turf bed in! Its now Friday 18th February 2005

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So dry so Peter watered!

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A final tidy...

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We were about to leave

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and then it snowed!! 21/02/05

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We have now left!! 22 02 2005

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