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Patchwork Patio plan

Hi Chris, I am now planning phase 3 of Back Garden Project. I have two more patches to landscape, one being 2250mm x 2700mm next to the pool just beyond the new grass patch. Now, here I want to put a type of patio – similar to the one you have near your pool area with flagstones. I want to do something different that included sandstone pebbles and ground cover as well. So it will be a type of patchwork patio. I have tried to sketch it, as you can see, but this is not an accurate plan. I should have 5 blocks down and 6 blocks across (according to my measurements). The flagstone I want to use is a 450mm x 450mm size and it is a sandstone colour. I found this small nursery in Durbanville and the prices are cheaper there than my usual nursery. So I still want to do some more price hunting on the slabs.

As my sketch shows (but not clear) the ground cover in between the slabs and stones will be herbs like thyme, oregenum, penny royal, mint…….. so when you sit on the patio, you can smell and eat from the herbs at your feet!

I hope this will work out as planned xxxx

By Barbara

Country living is the best! Being a true spirit of the earth, my garden is all about vegetables and fruit trees and herbs and chickens roaming free. I was keen to really start gardening when we moved to Philadelphia in 2005, but not your typical suburban-type garden – sterile and bug-free! I wanted an edible garden.

4 replies on “Patchwork Patio plan”

We had a plan like that – but the ‘best laid plans’ have become the Karoo Koppie and Elephant’s Eye Light Railway. The Ungardener didn’t really like the idea, so it slid quietly away. But I LOVE that patchwork look. Especially a herb tapestry lawn, surrounded by paving.

Hi Barbie – This looks great. May I suggest you come sit on my patio patch that is like this so you can get a real feel for it? I’m not thrilled with mine because its not very practical and we are actually planning to demolis it one day and deck the area instead. It might be the pavers that were used or because it was done yonks ago, but its far from perfect and not very “useable”. xxx

Hi my buddy! I guess mine will be more of a feature patio, not a real area to sit on, if you know what I mean 🙂 It will be an area to walk on as well as a herb patch to collect for our summer salads and pastas. I like practical and useful combinations. I am sure you will like what I have done 🙂

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