A quick weekend update on the patio

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Once upon a time, a very long time ago… this baseboard on the patio was all prepped and ready for painting. But then it rained, and winter arrived, and the paint was never applied.

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But I took a chance on the weather this weekend and got it done. A couple of minor showers weren’t going to stop me this time! I used Dulux Weathershield in Semi Gloss, and the colour is Eighth Friar Grey (a Resene colour). It’s the same as our painter used on the other baseboards, gutterboards and sills for the rest of the house, but this baseboard was hidden behind a raised garden bed at the time.

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Remember this first glimpse at our patio progress, and the funny story about the table and chairs?

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That was way back before we ripped up the lawn and resowed! And it’s not just the lawn that has come a long way. Here’s the patio now, after the addition of pavers, some planting, and my painting efforts from the weekend.

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I do need to get some bigger statement pots, to make this area more of a feature, and we also plan to try and get some moss to take in between those planters… we got it wrong the first time! Also, it’d be nice when the pavers weather to match the concrete some more.

But for now, the little patio is a great spot for al fresco lunches on a sunny day, and as the weather warms up some more it’ll be al fresco breakfasts too!

At the other front corner of the house, spring is helping things along with the perfect mixture of rain, sun and warmer temperatures. It’s a good time of year for gardeners like me – stuff it in the ground and sit back and watch it grow! That lavender is on a takeover mission… hydrangeas look out!

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Loads more happened this weekend – there was concrete, new deck posts, trailer loads of dirt and some waterproofed planters. I shall do my very best to share pictures in the next couple of days.

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