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Posted: 07/02/2014 at 15:10


Will do KEF....


seating area designb

Posted: 07/02/2014 at 14:24

It largely depends on the type of look you personally prefer rubber. How long is a piece of string....

You might want a fair bit of greenery around your bench so that it's attractive in winter when viewing it from the house. You could have some permanent evergreen planting against the wall with extras like roses and clematis for seasonal colour, and  sweet peas for summer scent. You could then use large containers of your choice to ring the changes - bulbs for spring, perennials/annuals for summer and also some structural evergreens like Phormiums  (in addition to your box) for the winter. Since you have a strong structure in place already with the wall, bench and paving , you can make it formal or informal, symmetrical or asymmetrical depending on your own taste. 


Posted: 07/02/2014 at 14:06

These posts are giving me a much needed laugh. I've got such an angry face just now since being on my soapbox earlier. Just as well I'm not coming - I'd scare you all away  

Would probably do that anyway .....

Positive thoughts and silly things for the tough times

Posted: 07/02/2014 at 14:01

Pentillie - many of us here share your thoughts and understand your sadness, even if we don't come from your beautiful part of the country. It's heartbreaking to see the devastation in the south west at the moment, and it shouldn't be happening. I won't say any more, it's making me very  angry just now. 

I can think of a few candidates for a Tiddy Oggy right now.

Camera Corner

Posted: 07/02/2014 at 13:52

KEF - that is the trouble with Friday appointments - buck passing at its finest  

David get angry with those t***s and hope this might cheer you a teeny, tiny bit.

This has just opened up:

 A little gem. 'Purple Gem' to be precise.

Which Lutyens bench to buy??

Posted: 07/02/2014 at 13:11

Any Lutyens bench will be a delight rubber. A timeless classic.

What a talented, clever man Ned Lutyens was. 


Posted: 07/02/2014 at 13:08

Clari - looking forward to the pix 

I miss my 4x4. Sis and BIL have just bought a new one. Will start saving again once my building work's done. Which one are you getting Clari?


Posted: 07/02/2014 at 12:45

Dove - is it a couple of telephone masts that are attached to the shoulders of the jacket?

Been busy cleaning floors and second lot of washing will soon be done, so then I can go out. No doubt it will cloud over and rain when I do!

Camera Corner

Posted: 07/02/2014 at 12:40

I thought you were suggesting I have a cold shower to calm  myself down David ! 

Old Herbaceous Border

Posted: 07/02/2014 at 12:39

If it's not a huge area Fran, or if you have enough help, could you lift the plants when the weather's suitable and keep them in a temporary  'holding' area? You can then attack the ground elder and any other weeds more easily, tidy up and nourish the border, and then divide and sort your plants before putting  them back. 

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