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What a lot of progress Dannyboy, thanks for showing us.
Your garden looked wonderful Fairygirl, but I hope you aren't too sad parting with it. What is your new garden like?
Thank you everyone for your kind messsages. It means a lot to me.
Yes B-Lizzie- I was very sad - but it was more about what it represented as much as the garden itself. It's hard lookingat the pix at all but it's a catharsis as well...
New garden couldn't be more different! Grass, gravel, slabs and fences. The only bit for plants will be coming out to make way for extension but it means the garden will get bigger as I will be able to bring in what is just grass just now and make it a bit bigger. Will try and put some pix on . Most of my plants are in pots just now!
Fairygirl, enjoy your challenge - I'm sure you will. I've just started planting out my potted specimens that I was assembling last year when I began to plan the 'new bit' after years of neglect.
This was my alpine pan with a little cyclamen
That's very lovely Fairygirl
Fairygirl, I am very impressed by your incredible garden. Mine is a cottage garden (almost ashamed to post the pics) but here goes;
Top; Turkish tulip, above burberis...
Origano, rescued from B&Q at death's door for 50p two weeks ago.
Seedlings hardeneing and being returned to greenhouse each night.
Lovely Artjak - particularly the orange combo! Don't you just love it when something like that comes together. Keep the pics coming - cottage gardens are my favourite
Art the figs look great! I love tulips and will get some for pots this winter. Couldn't have them at that house cos of rabbits. Your seedlings are doing well and you're wise to take your time. I've got mine out overnight now but I've done it over several weeks as they were in the kitchen and with the cold weather it would have been disastrous to stick them out too quickly! Re your 50p oregano-isn't it great when you get a bargain and nurse it back to health
And yes it was a lovely place and hard work-but it came at too high a price I'm afraid (and I don't mean financially). That's life. My new plot offers a different challenge and that's what I try to focus on -hard though it is. sometimes.
Fairygirl, have we seen you new plot yet? Sorry I sometimes don't have time to read through a whole thread.
No artjak- but I've taken a few pix so I'll pop some on later. It's not terribly exciting-slabs, gravel, fences and grass! I've just been out trying to weed and was chopping back a pine tree which is too big for where it's been planted. Been a bit rainy here today so not done as much as I wanted.
Well have tried to post several times -hope it works this time
Nope - rubbish will try tomorrow HUH!!
Onwards and upward Fairygirl
Been out to Usk castle today, just on our doorstep but not ever been there before, what a treat
Great pix hollie! What a lovely sunny day you had too
New plot- pic 1 is part of the back (slabs and gravel and fence!)
pic 2 is the side of house looking in same direction as pic 1(fenced off bit is what you see part of in pic 1)
pic 3 is the side looking other way (towards the front)
As I said-grass, gravel , slabs and fence!
Wow what a placew Hollie hock.
FG grass, gravel, slabs and fence for now but you will gradually change it to what you want
FG I am sure it will be great once you get into it
This is the jewell bed I was asking for help with
2 views of the bed I have just planted up - not all perennials yet
Tulip Gavota - a discovery for me this year
FFountain - in the jewell bed
Matty, I love that gavota tulip but it doesn't with me any longer than the others. I had a dozen last year. One this year. I'm thinking of planting in pots and lifting when they go over and see how I get on like that.
Matty - love the way the tulip picks up the colour of the Acer!
My Gavota are in pots
Loads of space do stuff with Fairygirl Matty, really like the curvy beds, what have you got going in them?
The castle was amazing, a really special place