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 amazing! Im glad you stuck to your guns 🙂 I look forward to seeing it up close.

  2. Yeah it is not often I do as from experience Seerung usually ends up right about 90% of the time!
    I hope you are able to check out and enjoy the garden sometime soon. The place is rather different from when you last visited!

  3. It looks great…and it leads to that amazing new loo, yes?

    • Thanks Snap, yes you are correct – that is the flashiest dunny in the village in the back ground! Although it doesn’t really lead to it as it is not really a path – just a barrier between the house and the garden.

  4. ……and so it does and congratulations,not easy to get women to change their views !!!!!

    • Hi Doug, easy(ish) to get my way but more often then not my way ends up being wrong so I tend to stick to my guns less and less over the years. Nice to do so this time and get the win!

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

  6. Love the one with your little girl with the tape measure !!! not many could do that !!.Think Mr Brunty’s name should be Mr Numpty !

    • Yeah she loves measuring things. She actually looks like she knows what she is doing which is more then I can say for her Father! Mr Numpty? Haha – love it!

  7. Mr. Numpty here Mr Dougy, I tried turning my monitor but ripped the cords out, thanks for that advice Mr Memocky.

    It is basic Feng Shui principles of the Five Elements, the Bagwa or Pa Kua, the significance of compass directions and the Nine Basic Remedies apply equally to your garden as to your home.

    It is good Feng Shui to reduce Sha (negative energy) when using paving, by avoiding the use of overtly straight lines. Curved paving stones are best, but straight-edged paving stones laid in curved lines or a herringbone pattern will help break up the edges and encourage Chi (positive energy). If you have a large existing paved area which is impractical to re-lay, the carefully placing of a table and chairs or plants according to Feng Shui principles will enhance the Chi flow.

    I rest my case……

    • Sounds like you need an ipad Mr Numpty, no cords that way.

      I read with interest your thoughts on the alignment of my pavement – I started to get really concerned that I would indeed have to redo all my hard work until I remembered that Feng Shui is a load of complete and utter bollocks! Phew!

  8. That has come up a treat. And it’s so cute to see a tape measure being used like that.

  9. Lookin’ good! Beware the Feng Shui, glasshopper! Hahahah! Cheers

    • Good point TC, perhaps my lawn is all wrong as well seeing as it went it with sort of straight lines. Maybe I should pull it all out also. What say you Mr Numpty?

  10. An Ipad, that is an idea. I just got my monitor and everything else back up and running again.

    No bollocks in Feng Shui, no nuts are seen or hanging out as this is bad luck.

    The stones are “grounding” elements and very good Feng Shui, and the lawn isn’t such a problem but the borders should have been slightly curved.

    This creates “sheng chi” a good positive energy. Curves keep flowing but striaght lines come to en end and this is bad.

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

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

    I hope this helped a little.

  11. Reading this paragraph made me explode with laughter. So much so that I got in trouble with the wife for trying to wake the baby up!

    This is pure gold mate, pure gold!

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

  12. Wow! Very nice…the pebble path is a lovely transition between the lawn and the patio hard-scape. Makes a nice visual contrast.

    By the time you read this, you’ll already be back in the Great Downunder…hope you had a good trip.

  13. Andrew you and your team of mini helpers have made a great job of the pebble path. It looks professionally done and more. I take it the young lady with the measuring tape is the architect.

    If anyone builds a glass house in the village you’ll have plenty of ammunition to throw back in anger.

  14. Do you get a lot of rain there? (Rainy Season?) Seems like the pretty border is a good way to collect run off from the roof too, so it doesn’t just gush around.

    • Hi Sassa, Very much a two season year in these parts. Wet and Dry. During the wet there is often flooding. Big storms with inches of rain falling in less then an hour.

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

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

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