Patra's Other Place
I started out with Patra's Place, primarily dedicated to my linen collection and stitching projects. But I kept getting side-tracked, so I decided to create Patra's Other Place for anything not related to embroidery topics. So you now have a choice. If you are interested in me, read this. If you only want to see my linen and stitching, visit Patra's (original) Place! (Please note that by clicking on any of the photos, they will be enlarged to fill your computer screen.)
- Name: Gina E.
- Location: Melbourne, Vic., Australia
I am married to Ken. We have no children except a cat and a collection of Australian parrots, finches, canaries and a dozen hens.
Saturday, July 25, 2015
Saturday, July 04, 2015
Front yard upgrade.
When we had our back yard fixed up (again!) last year, the man who did that job (Tony) said he would like to have a go at the front yard one day. He turned up on the doorstep last month and said "I'm back!"
He and an offsider have been hard at work ever since, and Ken and I think it is going to look very good indeed by the time they are finished. The photo below was taken last year, and you can see the rocks along the side of the driveway. At the footpath end, they have been a nuisance when people are backing their cars down the drive, as they are hard to see, and I hate to think how many cars (including ours) have scraped against those rocks over the years.
Tony hired a back hoe and reefed all the rocks out and repositioned them further away from the side of the driveway. He used pavers (recycled from the stack in the back yard) to pave the area where the rocks were, and while it is obvious where the concrete drive and the pavers meet, it has made it so much easier to drive in and out. He will be tidying that area up later on with a few small plants and rocks to hide the edges.
The photo below shows the steps up to our front door. There are also some steps up to the back gate, which are very rarely used, as if we go to the back yard we always use the path on the other side of the house. So these steps have been neglected over the years, and were starting to fall apart and become dangerous to walk on.
Tony has removed all the old steps as well as the agapanthus and all the plants that were there except the mature flowering gum and Hibiscus.
Here he is placing the first level of bluestone rocks, before they finished up for the day.