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Shabby Chic Anyone?

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 22:16

That's the privacy screen - it's almost finished - just a piece to go on the top. The bench will be the same colour once it's been sanded back to get all the old paint off. We put all the rest of the battens on and the piece along the bottom, after I took that pic. It's between the two apple tree 'boxes' ,behind a tiny pond (under way!) and will have grass in front of it once the buddleia comes out and the extension's built. Not much to do really...

The fence I was doing is the remainder of the boundary round the front garden. I did all the rest of the boundary last year. Daughter helped quite a bit with that as it was quite a lot of work.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 22:05

Might be Honorine Jobert BM.It's quite tall with single flowers and widely available. 


Posted: 31/08/2014 at 21:46

Put it on your shabby chic thread BM 

I just slapped a bit of anti sting spray on it and some savlon when it was itchy. It'll be fine. 

Sounds good chicky. Know what you mean about these markets though.. the Egyptian ones aren't too clever either  

Is the tennis on a Sky Sports channel? I don't have those ones or I'd watch a bit of it. Will have to settle for something I've recorded before I turn in.

See you all tomorrow at some point 

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 21:19

Lesley - I had sown some pots of V. bon last year which I planted out this spring. I snapped some bits off them in the process so I just trimmed them up and potted them and they grew on very quickly - one even flowered. I sent some of those to hollie hock recently. 

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 21:10

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 21:00

Not selfish at all Topbird. You're absolutely right, it can  damage relationships beyond repair and serves no purpose. As an aging population it's a problem which will become more common. We need more good quality care homes where old people are treated with respect and given the care they deserve.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 20:44


My Anemone 'Whirlwind's are putting in an appearance too - shorter than Hon Jobert and a semi double. They have lavender on the back of the petals too.


Shabby Chic Anyone?

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 20:40

Here's the shabby but not too chic bench BM.


Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 20:37

Caral - cuttings from Verbena bonariensis are easy too. If the neighbour lets you have a few little bits off them right now, they'd root quickly and grow away, and you'd have them for next year. 


White Garden

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 20:25

Lou - at this time of year you can often buy perennials which will now be a good size, and you can split them up. You might get three small plants from one of those, which you can pot up and grow on for planting out next year. It's a good way to save money and get more plants. 

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