Oh baby! What a week or two. We've commited all our spare time to finishing this last wall. Where do I start?
Here is the first course. No photos prior to this stage as it was back-breaking work!
Finally, the second course on a very long wall. Don't the photos make it look sooo easy?
Third and fourth courses being dug into the slope. Backfilling essential! Pass the suncreen please, it gunna be another long day.
And up she goes to the sixth course and still one more to go!! Oh my back aches...& here's why-
Seven courses high, plus the capping stones. All comes in under the 1 metre mark for Council regulations. Oh yes, and that's the garden shed slab in the background but that's for another post!
Here's a sweeping view of the prospective mini & mega walls together. We're also starting to flatten out the top. The hardscaping has changed the look dramatically and made the space more user friendly.
Another view of where the shed will be in connection to the upper and lower walls.
An even better shot of the upper and lower walls together. Here the solar lights are positioned on the bottom wall - the shed pad to the left and our mega wall on top. Yes, there is even another tier above that which we're thinking of planting out with natives - rather than retaining. And finally...
Here is a teaser for the future stairs. The steps will be formed by more windsor bricks, only they will be the same colour as the capping stones - with matching paver treads. But that's another DIY project in future. The shed goes up next!