I spotted the pieces being loaded into the boot of their car and asked what they intended to do with them, and they were actually going to take them to the tip ! These are cut from stone, not mould-formed in concrete, so I bet the full circle kit was very expensive and, of course, it being the outer ring they were discarding, they were throwing away around three-quarters of the weight of all the stone they'd paid for ...
Anyway, we managed to rescue them, and for the last couple of years these 24 sectors have formed a winding path across the length of the side bed (see also the satellite image on our garden layout post).
As with almost all our paving, the stones were simply laid loose onto levelled and compacted soil - no hardcore foundations or mortar bed fixings - because it's not the first time we've decided to relocate sections of paving.
|the long and winding road, to the left...|
And last week, we decided to move all these paving stones to the front bed and reconfigure them to their intended purpose, i.e. as a ring.