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08/10/2013 at 10:56

so we hve been busy starting to lay new front garden path.. i have added some pics of before and now..

 this picture was some years ago.

 this shows the start of the path.. it is 18 metres long.. the border at the top is the start of one.. has we had to  move some plants from down the bottom of the path borders.. as we have made the path twice as wide.. and cant carryon until they  were moved.. we had to break up old path as it had sunk by 1 foot.. use the borken up path as rubble and then conrete to the leve and then laying bricks and slabs with 6mm gravel infill.. its getting there buthard work..


08/10/2013 at 11:00

Looking good, gf, love your brick wall!

08/10/2013 at 11:06

You have a lovely front garden, gardeningfantic, big as well. What is the back like? Great path.

09/10/2013 at 10:23

thanks swisssue.. it took us a while to build that wall.. it took lot planning to get the design right... and we still managed to stretch the one oval shape.. it used to have a fence along the top of the brick wall.. but woke up one day to find it gone and thrown over the cliff.. so after being fed up with the constant damage we bricked it all up.. it was nightmare keeping all the dogs out that were on leads all te time.. but we want to take it down and re do all of it.. hopefully next year... so the fence posts can come out.

inbetween our wall and the bushes you see in bheind it is the coastal path.. then otehr side the bushes is the cliff edge!!!

Busy-Lizzie.. the back garden is the same side but is lawn for kids climbing frame.. greenhouses, and vegetable beds and drive with garage.. will add piccie of it when i can.. but not so gorgeous as the front..

11/10/2013 at 13:42

just noticed my small circel bed with my agapanthus in in 2011.. and then the one took other day two years later.. thye have got huge.. maybe time to split them!

11/10/2013 at 14:24

What is the matter with people nowadays that they want to destroy other people's property? You've done a great job gf. A lot of hard graft. It's very satisfying to finish that kind of construction. The path will be terrific too.

I wondered if you were right on the edge of 'something' as you can see nothing but sky beyond the wall and the railings!

11/10/2013 at 21:53

Great pics everyone. Thank you for posting- I really love seeing everyone elses gardens

18/10/2013 at 08:44

yes fairy girl it is wrong for people to do that.. but still i think lack of dicipline is the problem these days..

yes the blue you can see is the English Channel and bit of the sky.. hence why so windy here. whips up side of the cliff and straight over my garden.. thas why we hve had to enstall trellis as fencing or they blow down over winter.. as my new neighbours found out after htey put up 6ft panels.. did tell them..

it was satisfying.. and the path is still comin on. will put up more piccie when i can.. our harddrive went bang at weekend.. so have been busy trying to reinstall everything onto the new one.. and reclaim the lost data on the other one!!!!!



18/10/2013 at 11:17

I've not been keeping up with the Gallery photos. I'm waiting and plan to look at them when the weather is horrible and I need cheering up.

18/10/2013 at 13:32

Dahlia "Pooh" has taken a long time to get going. Planted it spring 2012, only did about 2 flowers, but it survived the winter in the ground and this is it now.

 Delphiniums are doing a final, if a bit feeble, burst before winter, their 3rd flowering.

 Doctor Ruppel, the clematis I'd searched for after seeing LeadFarmer's one, had produced a last flower, it had already flowered. Bought it in Newhaven the day I met Bev, potty gardener, in the GC. So it will remind me of Bev.


18/10/2013 at 23:01

Love the dahlia Lizzie, really cheer things up at this time of year. That clematis is a great way to be remembered


19/10/2013 at 10:40

This potted acer is looking rather splendid at the moment:


19/10/2013 at 11:44

Superb David.  What variety ?  

19/10/2013 at 12:57

Thank you.......acer 'garnet', Verdun.

As I always say, best to click on the pic to see it at its best.

19/10/2013 at 13:07

Nice dahlia, Lizzie......spotted these at Shrewsbury Flower Show:


Rather vivid, don't you think?

19/10/2013 at 13:17


19/10/2013 at 14:27

All the frames (and we have a 30 foot long run of them) are full of baby plants, the Tunnel is full of baby plants, the shade house is full of plants, her greenhouse is full of seedlings and the Cuttings frame is packed with not ready to plant up baby plants. I think I might have gone a tad over the top this year.

 The greenhouse

 A frame

 A frame

 Cuttings frame

 More full frames


19/10/2013 at 14:29

 Shade House

 Tunnel right

 Tunnel left.

Hope they all survive the Winter.

19/10/2013 at 15:01

Wow, looks like a full time job! How do you find the time? Your garden must be huge, I know it's big because I've seen photos.

19/10/2013 at 17:18

David... rather splendid is an understatement when describing that acer.

Berghill, you have more space in your greenhouses etc than I have in my garden . On the positive side the fuchsia cuttings I took last weekend haven't died yet- keep yourfingers crossed for me everyone


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