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Shabby Chic Anyone?

Posted: 17/09/2014 at 22:01

Beaus, thank you for the encouragement  

Before I actually dig the border I'm going to mark it out, as AT advises, with string to see how the shape will look. Then sit and look at it for a while   . The berberis needs a careful prune so will do that first anyway.

I saw the photo of your big shed cover-up, by the way, it was looking good then, how does it look now? Any progress photos? 

Shabby Chic Anyone?

Posted: 17/09/2014 at 21:52

Perfect colour combinations Fairy  

Do you have somewhere to store it over winter?

Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Posted: 17/09/2014 at 21:38

Fidget    those borders look good and the grasses give a stately look to garden. I spy V.bon and  asters - love those colours with the grasses. 

Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Posted: 17/09/2014 at 21:29

Busy-Lizzie, such space and colour, and that pond - love the way the waterlilies are spreading. Every garden needs a Busy Lizzie  

Shabby Chic Anyone?

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 20:25

A lovely soft green Fairygirl  a job well done. I love all those soft colours but know they woukdn't look right in my garden - too cottagey.

The preserving of my chairs is almost finished


one more treatment to go Olbixx  and I think they will survive a few  more years. Very pleased with them.

Now looking at a bench, not unlike Fairygirls in shape/style but a mottled brown and lichen effect ! No photo   too embarressed. May use silver grey paint!


Shabby Chic Anyone?

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 20:07


Catching up!  much later than expected due to web/internet problems - blame the hot weather !

My proposed new border, still in the ideas stage. Photo below shows straight edged lawn from pond to shrubs, my idea is to curve the lawn from about halfway to give a deep border in  front of the shrubs (which are due for pruning)


this curve would give more depth to the bark covered area underplanted with muscari, crocus etc. and link with a smaller bed (photo to come)

As the garden is wider than long I think the curve would draw the eye towards the pond area and not just the immediate shrubbery.

Any suggestions or opinions would be appreciated as I have nurtured the lawn and feel awful about digging some, well a lot of it , up. 



Flowers to Grow in Allotment

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 18:41

Great photos  Gardengirl, just what I n


eed for an idea of how much space to dig over  



I had a day at the allotment yesterday marking out a bed to dig over with the intention to plant bulbs before november. The soil isn't too good so working compost into  'single dig' trenches, then will let the weather do the rest. The week is getting too hot for digging!


Choosing the bulbs is the exciting part 

Shabby Chic Anyone?

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 10:15

morning everyone,  so much to read here, today is 'allotment' day so will catch up later.


Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 10:10

 Lovely garden Artjak,  restful with interest at every turn. Like the idea of plenty of places to sit. Hmmm  , thinking of transposing ideas into my wide garden - there goes the lawn !!

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 08:22

Chicky, your borders look lovely in the soft autumn sunlight 

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