My new pebble path

With the lawn finally finished there was one last little job that I wanted to do before leaving. Months earlier I had told Seerung that where the lawn was going to border with the house I wanted to put in a small pebble path. She vowed and declared that it would look ugly and thought that we should not worry about it.

I stuck to my guns and when the garden kerbing was done I made sure some was also done along side the house.

When we purchased the turf in Ubon Ratchathani I also selected enough paving and pebbles to finish the job and asked them to deliver that along with the lawn.

With just a day before we left the village I set to work. The first thing to do was level off the soil a little better before pouring in quite a few wheelbarrow loads of sand from the river behind our house. Some mesh was then laid on top before pouring the stones on top of that.

With plenty of little people wanting to help we finished the job in no time.

When it was all finished Seerung came and took a look, smiled, nodded her head and said it looked fantastic. Phew!

25 Responses to My new pebble path

  1. It looks amazng! Im glad you stuck to your guns :) I look forward to seeng t up close.

  2. Yeah t s not often I do as from experence Seerung usually ends up rght about 90% of the tme!
    I hope you are able to check out and enjoy the garden sometme soon. The place s rather dfferent from when you last vsted!

  3. It looks great…and t leads to that amazng new loo, yes?

    • Thanks Snap, yes you are correct – that s the flashest dunny n the vllage n the back ground! Although t doesn’t really lead to t as t s not really a path – just a barrer between the house and the garden.

  4. ……and so t does and congratulatons,not easy to get women to change ther vews !!!!!

    • H Doug, easy(sh) to get my way but more often then not my way ends up beng wrong so I tend to stck to my guns less and less over the years. Nce to do so ths tme and get the wn!

  5. The pavers are n sdeways, they should be another quarter turn. You can turn them when you get back n December. Won’t take long. Looks good though :)

  6. Love the one wth your lttle grl wth the tape measure !!! not many could do that !!.Thnk Mr Brunty’s name should be Mr Numpty !

    • Yeah she loves measurng thngs. She actually looks lke she knows what she s dong whch s more then I can say for her Father! Mr Numpty? Haha – love t!

  7. Mr. Numpty here Mr Dougy, I tred turnng my montor but rpped the cords out, thanks for that advce Mr Memocky.

    It s basc Feng Shu prncples of the Fve Elements, the Bagwa or Pa Kua, the sgnfcance of compass drectons and the Nne Basc Remedes apply equally to your garden as to your home.

    It s good Feng Shu to reduce Sha (negatve energy) when usng pavng, by avodng the use of overtly straght lnes. Curved pavng stones are best, but straght-edged pavng stones lad n curved lnes or a herrngbone pattern wll help break up the edges and encourage Ch (postve energy). If you have a large exstng paved area whch s mpractcal to re-lay, the carefully placng of a table and chars or plants accordng to Feng Shu prncples wll enhance the Ch flow.

    I rest my case……

    • Sounds lke you need an pad Mr Numpty, no cords that way.

      I read wth nterest your thoughts on the algnment of my pavement – I started to get really concerned that I would ndeed have to redo all my hard work untl I remembered that Feng Shu s a load of complete and utter bollocks! Phew!

  8. That has come up a treat. And t’s so cute to see a tape measure beng used lke that.

  9. Lookn’ good! Beware the Feng Shu, glasshopper! Hahahah! Cheers

    • Good pont TC, perhaps my lawn s all wrong as well seeng as t went t wth sort of straght lnes. Maybe I should pull t all out also. What say you Mr Numpty?

  10. An Ipad, that s an dea. I just got my montor and everythng else back up and runnng agan.

    No bollocks n Feng Shu, no nuts are seen or hangng out as ths s bad luck.

    The stones are “groundng” elements and very good Feng Shu, and the lawn sn’t such a problem but the borders should have been slghtly curved.

    Ths creates “sheng ch” a good postve energy. Curves keep flowng but straght lnes come to en end and ths s bad.

    When you water you should do from the north to the south, ths creates “Sh at” and makes strong green grass.

    Add some bamboo and smooth boulders as ths creates “bul sht” and ths protects your property from damage.

    I hope ths helped a lttle.

  11. Readng ths paragraph made me explode wth laughter. So much so that I got n trouble wth the wfe for tryng to wake the baby up!

    Ths s pure gold mate, pure gold!

    “When you water you should do from the north to the south, ths creates “Sh at” and makes strong green grass.”

  12. Wow! Very nce…the pebble path s a lovely transton between the lawn and the pato hard-scape. Makes a nce vsual contrast.

    By the tme you read ths, you’ll already be back n the Great Downunder…hope you had a good trp.

  13. Andrew you and your team of mn helpers have made a great job of the pebble path. It looks professonally done and more. I take t the young lady wth the measurng tape s the archtect.

    If anyone bulds a glass house n the vllage you’ll have plenty of ammunton to throw back n anger.

  14. Do you get a lot of ran there? (Rany Season?) Seems lke the pretty border s a good way to collect run off from the roof too, so t doesn’t just gush around.

    • H Sassa, Very much a two season year n these parts. Wet and Dry. Durng the wet there s often floodng. Bg storms wth nches of ran fallng n less then an hour.

  15. What about the cold season? November to February t can be freezng…. Frost and I have even seen sleet.

  16. The cold season happens as part of the dry season.

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