Garden and railway complete re-hash

Hi Guys ,well after a long break from the garden railway-build and with winter just round the corner I'm finally gettin a chance to do a bit more to things before the cold weather shuts down things till the spring. For the last few weeks I've been totally preoccupied re-hashing my old mother's place which was in a sorry ,run down and weed strewn state. Heres a couple of pics of the place then and now. Her new downstairs ground floor extension now well under way

 

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Anyway, about the only  positive thing  thats happened over the summer with my own garden is that the wee trackside area that I got planted out with miniature trees and creepin plants has matured quite nicely. Today am workin on finishing stonework . Would be nice to get things pushed on a good bit before next spring. Bought a few nice wee trees and stuff so with a bit of luck I might get them planted trackside before the year's outDSCN5478DSCN5481DSCN5479

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Mark Boyce posted:

Wow!  You were busy!  Looks like a different place!!

Hi Mark, busy's the word, at my mother's place I had to finish the back garden before the extension work began .It involved demolishing my father's old brick garage .(99%) of which I buried under the new place.I also imported 16 tons of crushed rock,also used tons of sand and cement and ornamental chips. Laid/relaid about 100 concrete slabs. etc.,etc., the rockeries in front of the porch are planted with perrenial alpines ,so low maintenance will be the order of the day. Just the grass to cut pretty much . Once the builders are finished the extension there will be a decked area off it so ma old girl can sit out on nice days . I'll finish her decking area out with the same kinda flower box type fencing that I did in my own place.Heres my builder mates Chris ,Gareth and Colin happy at their work the other day... lolDSCN5467

 

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Davy,

That's a lot you did for Mum!  We had to move my Mum and Dad to a personal care home this summer, but have the empty house, out buildings, and 4 acres to maintain.  Dad was hoping my brother would move in, but he works over 150 mile away, is younger than me, and couldn't get a high enough paying job in the area at his age to carry him through until he can afford to retire.  I had hoped it would work for one of the grandchildren, even just temporary.  So my sister, brother-in-law, and I am looking after the place for now.

On to your back yard railroad!  The roadbed by the fence looks good.  You have worked hard for Mum, so I hope you get some good weather before winter to make some progress of your own!

Hi Guys, hope you all had a nice Xmas and New Year,  dealing with me old mother's senile dementia 24/7 and other life priorities  unfortunately  haven't allowed me any room at all for the railway hobbies lately so nothing to report ,just hopin things'll change for the better in the not too  distant future and hopefully along with some good weather too so I can get the garden railway complete. Hope you are all in good health and have a great 2018.    Davy 

 

Hi Davy, take care of the family! The trains are going to be there, plus you might want to wait for nice weather like you said! I hope you and your family have a wonderful New Years!

Mike

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Good hearing from you Davy . I hope this new year brings you some peace and joy . It's not easy being a caregiver . I've been in your shoes and I do not envy what you are facing . That's why its called "The Long Goodbye".

It's good that you have your garden to help take your mind off of things when the weather gets better . 

Jim

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Summerdale Junction posted:

Good hearing from you Davy . I hope this new year brings you some peace and joy . It's not easy being a caregiver . I've been in your shoes and I do not envy what you are facing . That's why its called "The Long Goodbye".

It's good that you have your garden to help take your mind off of things when the weather gets better . 

Jim

Hi Jim, long goodbye for sure. Its heavy goin. My mother and an old aunt are both in advanced stages of dementia and have no quality of life , they'd be far better passing away sooner than later. We wouldn't let an animal suffer in similar circumstances but modern medicine and healthcare keeps some old folks goin beyond what would be a natural time to pass on. But hey ho....it is what it is .... just need to make the best of it.  Upwards and onwards !! 

 

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