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25/08/2013 at 19:03

Lovely spuds archie and great produce as always Deano!

So neat isn't he?

Pix of my garden today with the shed out the way and a good bit of clearing done. 

http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w595/fairygirl55/P8250832_zps44373537.jpg

 

http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w595/fairygirl55/P8250834_zpsdc55e207.jpg

The ivies are for the outside of the new fence (next to shed) and the gate in left corner will be moved to give a longer run of fence for climbers and a few bits and pieces with a path alongside it as well. Most of the gravelled area and the bare soil will be a new lawn and the strip of grass will be path. I've started making the borders along the new fence too. They'll be shadier as they face east mostly. The Mahonia is at the centre axis of the new garden- there's a bit of temporary fence on the right which will go when the extension's underway.

25/08/2013 at 21:14

Well done fairygirl

25/08/2013 at 22:15

FG - its all starting to come together .  Just need to find a spot for the acteas !!

26/08/2013 at 00:19

Mongolian Sunflowers are at their tallest now...

http://i1009.photobucket.com/albums/af218/thebear8432/Garden/Sunflower_zps3dbd3ea8.jpg

 

 

26/08/2013 at 07:37

Looking good Fairygirl.   Exciting planning and planting, isn't it?

26/08/2013 at 10:03

Fantastic sunflowers LF - a flower that never fails to make me smile

26/08/2013 at 10:18

FG Such an improvement with the shed tucked away. You are doing so well. It's fun isn't it planning preparing and then planting - hard work thoough!

26/08/2013 at 14:07

I've still got an obsession with the alliums, they'll probably still be there when next years push up alongside them!

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/29940.jpg?width=276&height=350&mode=max

Lobellia starting to flower, New un-named grass in front of it. Sticks behind mark where I've just planted 9 more, yes you've guessed it - allium bulbs! 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/29941.jpg?width=276&height=350&mode=max

 

 

26/08/2013 at 17:33

Thanks for the kind comments! I have the plan all drawn up- have done for months so it's just a question of putting it in place, but measuring up properly is vital  before you start and now I've got the beds under way it feels more positive. The weather this year has been a great help - some of the work would have been  murder if we'd had the kind of summers we normally have up here. Still a long way to go and no doubt I'll want about 10 times the plants that will actually fit!

The lawn may get smaller and smaller.....

MrsG I nearly but some Alliums at Morrisons today!

26/08/2013 at 19:11

Mrs garden what a nice boarder love alliums too really like the white cosmos

Fairygirl - plan sounds good is it filled with plants?

26/08/2013 at 22:48

Mrs garden had alliums for the first timethis year- really liked them. I've ordered more for next year and will keep my eyes open for more. Love your pics.

29/08/2013 at 21:53

More pics please

29/08/2013 at 22:14

OK Potty - you did ask!

Mentioned on another thread that I found some photos of the garden last year, and was shocked how much it has now filled out without me really noticing - here is what i mean:

2012

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/30199.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

 2013

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/30200.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 

29/08/2013 at 22:16

and theres more:

2012

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/30201.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

 2013

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/30202.jpg?width=264&height=350&mode=max

 

29/08/2013 at 22:18

And one more:

2012

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/30203.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

 2013

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/30205.jpg?width=264&height=350&mode=max

 

So I must be learning something as I go - or is this just what happens as a garden "matures"

29/08/2013 at 22:19

Her you go some of the flowers in my garden

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/30204.jpg?width=273&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/30206.jpg?width=273&height=350&mode=max

My dwarf sweet peas

 

29/08/2013 at 22:21

Chicky you garden is lovely beautiful

30/08/2013 at 08:23

Great pix chick! It's really helpful looking at photos because we can see how  a space grows and matures - sometimes hard to see that when we look at it every day. Amazing how big a chnage can happen in a year. 

Gardengirl- that first pic would be lovely enlarged and framed and hung on the wall!

30/08/2013 at 08:30

Chicky, that's a big improvement, really like the blue and white bit.

30/08/2013 at 11:24

these are my stars at the moment

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/30234.jpg?width=289&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/30235.jpg?width=289&height=350&mode=max

 love them and what a surprise they were too.