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16/04/2014 at 18:13

It's been a lovely day here so I decided to take a few photos of the garden at lunch time. I love looking at other folks gardens so I thought I would share them in the hope it will encourage you to share yours! I moved in just over two years ago. There were a few established shrubs and the apple tree but not much in the way of borders. In my first spring I created a border opposite the patio. Then last year I planted up what used to be a vegetable patch into a loosely prairie style border with grasses and late flowering perennials.

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16/04/2014 at 18:24

Now for the newer prairie style border.

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 It's still early days and there's lots to do over the next few years but so far so good.

 

16/04/2014 at 18:43

Scott, that looks lovely.  What I like is all the different foliage/flower colours and textures you have.  I am trying to do something similar, but when I look at the area I want to cover (with a tree and shrub border/boundary similar to yours) and the size of the actual plants as they are now, as opposed to what I envisage, it's a bit dispiriting, so lovely to see yours as it is getting well established there - something to aim for   But I have nothing to rival those mature trees, especially that red one - VERY envious!  I know it might be your neighbour's tree, but boy do you get the benefit!!  I also like the way you have used curves, and it has reminded me that my current plan is a bit linear and boring, but plenty of time to change it - Sprig also makes great use of curves.  Well done.  I must put up some pictures and explain the grand plan here - a triumph of hope over the elements I fear!!

16/04/2014 at 18:52

Lovely garden scott, lovely colours. Does the squirrel whatsit work, and keep them away from the feeders. Look forward to more pics, thanks for sharing.

Lyn
16/04/2014 at 19:03

Beautiful garden Scott, and you are so lucky to have nice high fences.

16/04/2014 at 19:15
Well done!, its gonna look lovely when all the flowers come out
16/04/2014 at 19:17

Busy Bee2, the red tree (not sure what type it is!) is in the churchyard and looked lovely in blossom a few weeks ago. I also have a lovely apple tree which is in the garden that has a climbing rose rambling through it which does give the garden an established maturity. Spent the first twelve months preparing and planting the area opposite my patio. The old veg patch was a weed infested area when I moved here so I simply spent the first year digging out the weeds in this area. A lot of hard work but I'm glad I put the effort in. The old veg patch is a big area and it was a little daunting to start. Fortunately, some of my church members were very generous with some plants as gifts from their garden. I have a Magnolia that my previous church school bought me as a leaving gift that has special memories for me. Will bulk up with divisions next year.

Star gaze lily, the squirrel guard really does work. Another way of dealing with squirrels is to add chilli powder to your bird feed. The squirrels can taste it and therefore avoid the feed but the birds can't taste it.

   

16/04/2014 at 19:20

With this last years wet and windy winter most of the fence had to be replaced. It's looking a bit orange at the moment.

16/04/2014 at 19:39

Your hard work's paid off Scott. Isn't it lovely when you start to see the rewards of all your effort? Here's hoping we get some good weather so that you can carry on developing it all. We have a thread called Garden Gallery where we put pix of all our plants and projects so put some on there too Scott. 

16/04/2014 at 19:39

I look forward to seeing how the prairie border looks once it is more established.  With your planting, I like the blue tones in the greenery.  There are so many different types of green, but I love eucalyptus, which is at the blue end of the green spectrum.  I wish that tree was in the background at our house!

16/04/2014 at 20:25

Thank you for drawing my attention to the Garden Gallery thread. I will enjoy looking at all the gardens and plants posted on there and will pop my pictures on there in future.

16/04/2014 at 20:36

Thank you Scott, will give it a try.

16/04/2014 at 21:30

Looks lovely Scott. Really pretty.

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