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MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 27/04/2013 at 07:19

 Good morning everyone. 

Intermittent rain during the last week. Clear blue skies, chilly wind today,  but it is early and still April!

 Enjoy your day whatever you are doing.

Today I feel so happy....

Posted: 27/04/2013 at 07:09
Gardening Grandma wrote (see)

What a lovely thread! I haven't found it until now.

I have some acrylic mirrors in the garden framed with driftwood that I bought in a craft show in Dorset. They were under £20 each. The reflection is not as natural as glass, though. There's  nothing exciting to reflect in this small garden except greenery and, sadly, absolutely no vistas, but they do allow the eye to travel a bit further and help soften the boundaries. The best we could manage for vistas was to reclaim the bit if land that held the greenhouse, which is longer than the rest of the garden, and put a bench at the end of it and a curved path leading to the bench. I have started to plant the borders around the path. A large clematis planted last year will, I hope, start to grow over an arch to help hide the houses behind without stealing too much of their light. That thought makes me happy!

 I sympathise GG, my garden is small too.Wider than longer but manage to get a bit of 'distance' by emphsising corner to corner planting - takes the eye away from the fence (which now has clematis and hopefull sweetpeas ready  to burst into colour). Mirrors will be great if I can get the angle right!

Just happy to have everything in place, for once. Sunny, cool wind today, coffee moring here with neighbours - catch up time!

Today I feel so happy....

Posted: 25/04/2013 at 05:19
Fairygirl wrote (see)

I think the only prob is preventing birds flying into it but if you position it the right way it should be ok . Slightly hidden is the answer I think. Or some planting carefully 'draped' so that birds would be going slower towards it anyway. 

You can buy garden mirrors which are acrylic but they're pretty expensive I think.

Fairygirl wrote (see)

I think the only prob is preventing birds flying into it but if you position it the right way it should be ok . Slightly hidden is the answer I think. Or some planting carefully 'draped' so that birds would be going slower towards it anyway. 

You can buy garden mirrors which are acrylic but they're pretty expensive I think.

 

Bookertoo wrote (see)

Fairygirl, I bought some acrylic mirror type tiles in Ikea for a very small price, they ae slightly faceted so the birds avoid them (no, I don't understand it, but it is so) and they give wonderful broken light effect patches where it is normally dark.  Come t think of it, I must get them out of the shed and hang them up - I put them away when it is very cold as I suspect that they are not very hardy, just a coating of silver paint on plastic, but they are great draped in various growth !!  

 Thank you both for this information  A day in the garden today so will be trying to visualise the reflected angles. Things are taking shape, I'm a happy gardener!

Today I feel so happy....

Posted: 23/04/2013 at 07:30

 thanks Fairygirl, will try that.Have a shrubberyto one side of the gardenby the neighbours fence, not too difficult to get at so that may the place

Today I feel so happy....

Posted: 22/04/2013 at 20:42

Hello, Busy-Lizzie, your photograph of the woodland garden at Sissinghurst is lovely, those blues!  and I like the way your lawn curves away to draw the eye to the trees. Oh, that my garden had such depth (sigh).

Thank you for sharing bith phos with us.

Today I feel so happy....

Posted: 22/04/2013 at 20:25

Fairygirl wrote (see)

Cilmeri I just saw you post on here about 'views'. It's called a borrowed view (self explanatory) and yes, you can create it in your own garden by cutting gaps in hedges or fences etc to glimpse the view beyond. It's most effective if your own garden is fairly enclosed and it then looks like the bit you see through the 'hole' is another part of your own plot. It's a lovely thing to do if you can-the Italians are very good at it and the 'landscape' designers here hundreds of years ago.

Thank you Fairygirl, just picked this up.

My garden is very enclosed. Realise that a trellised gap in the long fence would bring the hills beyond into view  but still give some privacy from the (public) riverside walk outside. Considered a mirror in the fence but it would only reflect the house.

No private club

Posted: 19/04/2013 at 07:29

 Well!   My word!      Thanks everyone. That explains a lot for me. 

I haven't had a clue as to what has been going on - I couldn't keep up with all the posts let alone the content - tried but felt I was in a race.

Only started joining various threads a month ago even though a GW member for years   and as a newbie thought that .climeri. wbe  be my password. (no laughing  - well just a little  one)

It's good to pop in the Morning and Evening threads and will contiue to eavsdrop...good to know you all 

And ladies - nice one for the distractions 

Happy gardening

Bee

 

 

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 19/04/2013 at 06:17

 Good morning, the birds are in full chorus and it's mild enough to have the pleasure of seeing the new growth...Enjoy your day and weekend whatever you  are doing.

Brumball, many thanks for keeping this thread going in spite of all the difficulties...and I like your hanging baskets whatever they are planted with 

Dove, I'm sure they will survive the days and nights are getting much warmer 

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 18/04/2013 at 06:52

 good morning...windy here too, blue skies with high clouds..looks set to be a good day. Concerned about the new growth on the clematis, too tender to tie in.

Random browsing through the threads..Brumball, beautiful hanging backets would never have thought to put Hucheras at eye level  and the short video selection whichyou included in your post Blackest - recalling 'Love your garden' great ideas.

Thank you both and all others for such useful advice. Love it here! 

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 17/04/2013 at 08:44

 good morning...after two good days of actually 'ticking-off' the list of things to do  I am giving my aching back, sore thumbs and overworked gardening tools a rest. 

Relaxing with a visit to a local garden. A member of our u3a's gardening group has kindly opened her garden for us ahead of the ngs opening day. Bound to be good.

Enjoy your day whatever you are doing. 

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