The outside path as it was when we first bought the Bastle.... Grass, bits of old Tarmac and hidden flagstones.
Years of dumping stone and rubble from inside the house... ( It is amazing how much stone comes out of a wall when re-opening windows ) the flower borders were trashed but the peonies and astilbes were rescued and replanted at the back.
Time for a big clear up and definitely long overdue.
The stone was used to build a dwarf wall at the front....
The grass was lifted and the flagstones saved for re positioning.
A flagged area for sitting out in the afternoon sunshine was created and bordered with laurel to provide privacy.
Kept clipped and compact it will be a good wind break too.
A flagstone path set on a dry mix down the middle....
And either side, cobbles set in a deep bed of sand, tight together to stop them moving.
Starting to look really good!
The final few to go in, a small cobble edge...
About to disappear in a top coat of sand.
All done ......hurrah...
And now taken full advantage of by the local ramblers association as they pass through the village.
I'm thinking of serving tea and scones next time with tables and chairs down the cobbled path....
A new career perhaps?