Monday, 16 May 2016

Building brick pillars in the garden

A week ago mum wanted to build brick pillars in our garden so mums friend Shellie came round to help cause she use to be a builder and she brought the quick dry cement for us. First we had to get all the bricks in a pile then we mixed the cement all up with water a halve a bucket of water, we were making three brick pillars in the garden all of the height of seven-(7) bricks. Shellie arrived st 12:00 am and we had three hours until mum had to go to milk the cows. We were doing two-(2) bricks wide which made us use fourteen bricks in each pillar and we had fifty bricks available. The surface was dirt so we had to make it even by using some concert and flattening it down. Then we layed our first bricks down on top of each-other. (Making a pattern) We then done the same thing again and we layed the bricks on top of each other. We done the same for three things three times until we had finished all of our three brick pillars. We were then up to the finishing touches which was ..... We had to smoothen out all of the bumps and chips in the bricks and after we had done that we waited for the pillars to set and the final result looked amazing. It only took us two and a halve hours in total I think from when we started to when we finished, Have a go at building some yourself!!! It is a fun experience that you will enjoy, I certainly did!!


  1. Jorja
    I think that resizing the photographs here with this post was a really good idea, it makes it look more manageable. We really enjoyed looking at this post in the staff room during staff meeting this afternoon. Great idea for a post.
    Mr Webb

  2. Hello Jorja!

    I have been so inspired by your blog post! My name is Grace and I live in the state of Washington in the United States. Coming across your super-neat post about how to build brick pillars in the garden was very interesting to me. I enjoy gardening as well! Sadly, I am not as ambitious as you and have never made any brick pillars in my garden, but I have used wooden trellis' so that some of my vines could grow up them, making a beautiful, leafy-green wall! What are you going to use your brick pillars for?

    Thank you for sharing your gardening experience with the world. It is because of brave kids like you that I can even learn from a kiwi kid on the other side of the globe! How exciting! Keep writing- you are definitely talented with your sentence structure and usage of describing words.

    Enjoy your gardening!


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