Tag Archives: Springdale

Tuesday 16th May 2017 – Preparing for Carpets

Tuesday 16th May 2017 – Preparing for Carpets

Sun lounge ready for carpet laying

Sun lounge ready for carpet laying

Sun lounge ready for carpet laying picture 2

Sun lounge ready for carpet laying picture 2

Sun lounge ready for carpet laying picture 3 showing staircase

Sun lounge ready for carpet laying picture 3 showing staircase, now stained and varnished

Sun lounge ready for carpet laying picture 4 view to old kitchen

Sun lounge ready for carpet laying picture 4 view to old kitchen

New upstairs bedroom ready for carpet laying

New upstairs bedroom ready for carpet laying

Upstairs bedroom ready for carpet - view through to ensuite

Upstairs bedroom ready for carpet – view through to ensuite

Upstairs bedroom ready for carpet

Upstairs bedroom ready for carpet – view through to top of stairs and study

bedroom ready for carpet

Downstairs bedroom ready for carpet

bedroom ready for carpet pic 2

bedroom ready for carpet pic 2

Messy in the other rooms

Downstairs front bedroom emptied for carpet laying

Downstairs front bedroom emptied into here for carpet laying to take place

Sitting room with bedroom stuff for carpet laying

Sitting room with bedroom stuff in here so carpet laying can take place

Thursday 11th May 2017 – Front Garden

Thursday 11th May 2017 – Front Garden

The Iris this year have loved the lack of water. They have tolerated the dry conditions very well despite the ground being rock hard and the flowers are beautiful.

Iris in front garden

Iris in front garden

Iris in full bloom

Iris in full bloom

Iris

Iris

Iris planted last year 2016

Iris planted last year 2016

Day 196 – Thursday 4th May 2017 – LAST DAY of work on phase 2

Day 196 – Thursday 4th May 2017  – LAST DAY of work on phase 2

Workmen finished today on Springdale after 196 days of men on site.  Work has been on going since June 26th 2016.  Plumber – Marcus Kelly and his mate Josh completed their work on the upstairs bathroom and radiators in the sunroom, bedroom and study.  Their work looks first class.  Springdale is now a totally different place to the house we bought over 2 years ago.

Internal work is still to be completed, but this will be on going for some time.

Pictures of the upstairs bathroom work can be seen below.

View of shower area and towel radiator

View of shower area and towel radiator

Bathroom all finished

Upstairs Bathroom all finished

view to bathroom window

view to bathroom window

New toilet and wash basin

New toilet and wash basin

View of shower, reflection of window in showerboard

View of shower, reflection of window in showerboard

Radiator towel rail in new upstairs bathroom

Radiator towel rail in new upstairs bathroom

Bathroom all finished - view of new shower, showerboards and screen

Bathroom all finished – view of new shower, showerboards and screen

Weekend – 29th and 30th April 2017

Weekend – 29th and 30th April 2017

Grass cutting in 2nd field

Grass cutting in 2nd field

Grass cutting in 2nd field pic 2

Grass cutting in 2nd field pic 2

Grass cutting in 2nd field pic 3

Grass cutting in 2nd field pic 3

Grass cutting - Paul and the Grillo

Grass cutting – Using the Grillo

Carpet removed in downstairs bedroom - in readiness for decorating and new carpet to be fitted

Carpet removed in downstairs bedroom – in readiness for decorating and new carpet to be fitted

Carpet removed in downstairs bedroom - seems to have been a fireplace here at one time

Carpet removed in downstairs bedroom – seems to have been a fireplace here at one time

Old corner settee 17.4.17

Old corner settee 17.4.17

Old corner settee 17.4.17 pic2

Old corner settee 17.4.17 pic2

Old corner settee 17.4.17 pic3

Old corner settee 17.4.17 pic3

Old corner settee 17.4.17 pic4

Old corner settee 17.4.17 pic4

new sofabed in small sitting room and matching chair

new sofabed in small sitting room and matching chair

Day 193 – Monday 1st May 2017 – phase 2

Day 193 – Monday 1st May 2017 – phase 2

Upstairs bathroom work continued today.  Marcus Kelly, plumber and Josh his assistant

Upstairs bathroom tiling finished today and grouted

Upstairs bathroom floor tiling finished today and grouted

Showerboards in place - also cut perfectly around the beam

Shower boards in place – also cut perfectly around the beam

shower tray in positio

shower tray in position

Connections visible under the shower tray

Connections visible under the shower tray

bathroom floor tiles

bathroom floor tiles

Beech Hedge – last week in April 2017

Beech Hedge – last week in April 2017

One hundred and fifty bare root Beech trees

One hundred and fifty bare root Beech trees

We chose a Beech hedge as it should grow up quickly around the veggie plot and give protection from the wind.  It’s a good screening plant and thickens up well. We put in 3 plants per metre and used the slit planting method.  This was suitable as the plants weren’t too big (60 – 80cm).  With this method you lay down some weed control matting.  Then make a slit in the fabric.  Using a spade you make a slit the width of the blade, coat the dampened roots of the plant with Mycorrhizal Fungi and using a side to side swishing motion slot the roots of the plant into the opening.  Fill up the slit with extra soil if necessary and firm in, to the level that the plant was originally growing.  Water well and ensure they do not dry out in the first year.  Our plants were bought from Ashridge Nurseries where we bought the fruit trees from for the orchard

Black plastic matting down to force grass to die down and allow Beech bare roots to grow without competition from nearby grass roots

Black plastic matting down to force grass to die down and allow Beech bare roots to grow without competition from nearby grass roots

pegging out the matting

pegging out the matting

Preparing for a Beech Hedge around the veggie plot. A trial to add protection from the wind and eventually animals

Preparing for a Beech Hedge around the veggie plot. A trial to add protection from the wind and eventually animals

Slit planting the bare root young beech trees

Slit planting the bare root young beech trees

View of veggie plot

View of veggie plot

Beech hedge completed 26.4.17

Beech hedge completed 26.4.17

Beech hedge completed 26.4.17 - view of top side

Beech hedge completed 26.4.17 – view of top side