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23/08/2013 at 16:57

Hello everyone,

I'm going to share some pictures of my garden with you all, especially for those of you who have had the misfortune to listen to me banging on about it for last few months! We inherited the garden when we moved, and so most of what you see here is as it came to us but I'm learning to love its rustic, rugged beauty I have to say. The front garden we did put a lot of work into. There was a very old overgrown and deformed fir tree in the garden mostly dead and blocking out light to the kitchen so we had it chopped down and replaced the area it covered with the barked area you can see here. I know I've got a lot of spaces to fill in it yet, and I know I have things that technically shouldn't grow together but I just love it. The bank at the back suddenly sprung up all the flowers etc you can see in the pic, and I love them although they're all going over now. And as you can see we're completely hemmed in by trees and hedges. Gotta learn to love that right?! Anyway, enough of me wittering on, just wanted to share these with anyone that might want to look, Heather

Gotta have a gnome, right?!


23/08/2013 at 17:03

Is that a Colt house Heather?

Lovely garden, and lots of it

23/08/2013 at 17:05

What a great space Heather and the trees and hedging mean you have privacy right away - a real bonus because it takes a long time to get that if you have big open spaces. You've already got it all in order and  made your mark as well. Funny how we can be told by experts that this or that won't grow well there etc, but sometimes plants just go ahead and do! You'll have great fun adding to your plot as time goes on. Good luck with it and lovely pix. 

23/08/2013 at 17:06

hmm Nutcutlet not sure what a Colt House is! It was built in the 50's I believe and is built entirely of wood and that's as much I know I'm afraid but we love it.

And there is a lot of garden, it effectively runs right around the house. I'm thinking I'm lucky on that one.

23/08/2013 at 17:08

Was wondering myself Heather! Are those cedar shingles on the outside? I'm sure nut will enlighten us! 

23/08/2013 at 17:09

Thanks Fairygirl, its been a bit of a mission but to be honest I've loved every minute 

23/08/2013 at 17:10

Sorry Fairygirl, again no idea! I just live in it! I'm no good am I?! 

23/08/2013 at 17:10

Might have been other people making the same sort of houses at the time. Mine looks very similar in style and windows but cedar board clad. We love it

23/08/2013 at 17:13

Sounds heavenely nutcutlet. This thing isn't very good at letting me see people's profiles, what part of the country do you live in? 

23/08/2013 at 17:23

I'm on the edge of peterborough Heather

23/08/2013 at 17:25

Nice area nutcutlet 

23/08/2013 at 17:25

Colt houses were made in Kent in kit form.

23/08/2013 at 17:26

Do the shingles make it warmer?

Used to visit Peterbrough every year for the big BSPS show in early September at the East of England showground. Never saw anything but the showground though!

23/08/2013 at 17:26

hmm I'll have to do some finding out. I must admit I've just moved and got on with things without giving it too much thought. shameful. I must try harder! I think I'll do that at the same time that I do more research on the area where I live, its very old 

23/08/2013 at 17:28

I don't find they help much fairygirl in spite of the fact that they're supposed to be insulating but then we've only done one year here and had to cope with the coldest winter in 50 years so I might find it more insulating next year, fingers crossed 

23/08/2013 at 17:29

Is that a forerunner of, or similar to the timber kits that we use today nut?

Sorry this is turning into a DIY thread! 

23/08/2013 at 17:32

It is isn't it lol See what I've started! Gotta sign off for a while now though but its been lovely talking to you.Take good care til next time guys x

23/08/2013 at 18:33

Thanks for posting the pics heather. Its always great to see other peoples gardens. Yours is a delight. Enjoy it.

23/08/2013 at 18:46

MrsGarden, thank you so much. 

23/08/2013 at 19:17

Heather- what a great garden. You have a gnome- your garden looks as if it should have faries

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