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13/11/2012 at 09:49

What a fantastic transformation!

I have been toying with the idea of giving up some of the lawn area to create something more interesting, but my wife is not so keen. I am pretty sure that if I show her what you have done here she will have me digging up turf by the weekend.

Very inspirational.


14/11/2012 at 14:08

Here are a couple of pics I took today.  They show the basic structure of the garden now a lot of the leaves have fallen and things have died back.  Rose Lady you can see the trellis at the top of the fence and wall and how when it is covered in the summer months how much privacy it gives.


14/11/2012 at 14:34

Hi LL. Will get my husband to look at these tonight, so he can work his magic at the weekend

Thanks again



15/11/2012 at 08:00

Has anyone grown the following roses against a fence? Paul's Himalayan musk and Mme Alfred Carriere. I'm getting very mixed opinions from my local garden centre, not to mention from the David Austin team. Ive been told they are far too vigerous for a fence, and I should stick with climbing roses, so I thought its best to ask you.

Thank you.


15/11/2012 at 09:51

Kel  you may be better to put start a new post on the forum about this cos not everyone will be looking at this one.  You will get lots of advice then

15/11/2012 at 10:39

I think you're probably right there.

Thanks LL   










17/11/2012 at 16:27

Rose Lady - With Madame Alfred Carriere, I grew it against a high wall (5 metres) in my last garden, it was in deep shade but managed to survive and produce some flowers.

17/11/2012 at 23:33

LL, you've made great use of your space, looks fab.

18/11/2012 at 17:51

Thank you artjak. I might do that in my front garden up against the wall. I understand it does quite well even in a north facing garden

09/02/2013 at 18:17

This fabulous garden shows the importance of a good basic structure. I particularly like the fact that you have used gravel and paving rather than grass.

09/02/2013 at 22:01

One word....



There isn't one element of your garden that I don't like.


10/02/2013 at 09:33

Thank you so much Eddie J and Gardening Grandma for your kind words about the garden.  I am pleased you like it.  Really itching for spring to hurry so we can all begin our gardening passion again.  More snow forecast for today, grrrrr. 

10/02/2013 at 10:39

there are smaller ramblers that will grow up a fence. I have just planted Phyllis Bide and Crimson Showers in same situation.

10/02/2013 at 10:58
Wow. Stunning garden. Am really envious. And its flat, unlike mine.
22/02/2013 at 10:28

Hi Lavender Lady, I must say your garden is beatiful! I am at the other end with my garden as I am just starting out. I would love a garden with a similar theme to yours. Would you have any recommendations for plants to start out with?

22/02/2013 at 11:18

Wow Lavender Lady your garden looks great, and a huge transformation. You should be very proud.. 

24/02/2013 at 13:11

Looks absolutely beautiful!

26/02/2013 at 15:36

Hi some great pics and comments L-L we just had to replace the decking at the bottom of the garden due to rot!



I've been getting inspiration from here but at mo' have just attached a Wisteria to bottom right corner to see how it does.


26/02/2013 at 16:07

Great progress, Budlia63. Let us know how the project goes on. The great thrill of gardneing is seeing how it develops from year to year and the wonderful greening of the environment that is created. I'm feeling very much inspired. My problem is that my OH has to be persuaded to do jobs and tends to alter them half-way through without thinking about the consequences. Perhaps I should utter some dire threats before he starts the next phase. Poor soul - he is bored stiff by gardening.

26/02/2013 at 20:58

Yes my OH doesn't really get involved unless I ask for something he's learning not to interfere as I'm quite specific with my ideas once I decide what i want where!  i have extended the rockery/alpines/scree are in front of the deck and I will allow it to develop as I see what it needs.  I'm all for living with it and getting inspiration unexpectedly  I am enjoying the dry weather at the mo' and wandering around trimming back and pulling up weeds do you like this time of year in the garden with the anticipation of what's to come?

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