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A summer's worth of work.

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 23:15

I had enough of a plain empty looking garden so this summer decided to put my back to it and get it sorted. The front garden was a patch of uneven grassy mess facing N-NW. So decide to plant an acer tree in the middle of it as a focal point and then planted various ferns, hostas, a fatsia japonica, patches of daffodils, bluebells, snow drops and some grasses. Quite surprisingly it also got covered with yellow poppies which I have no idea where they came from.

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In the back garden I have a planted a rose border on one side which has around 15 roses. At the bottom of the garden I have gone for a cottage style garden dominated by yellows and oranges:

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Wisteria

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 22:27

From my past experience wisterias tend to like quite a lot of sunshine so you may struggle. However I can also say that plants have an amazing ability to adapt to the environment in order to survive and I have been surprised on quite a few ocassions by plants which I didnt expect to grow as well.

Tatton Park Show 2014

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 22:15

Some beautiful gardens there. Does anyone know if the young trees in the "Vogue" garden (under half way down through that page) that have a silvery bark are silver birches?

I really like them and think they would look really well if underplanted with hostas and ferns.

Standard roses

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 01:03

Some of the David Austin roses do meet your requirements fully and they are absolutely stunning.

To design or not to design?

Posted: 07/08/2014 at 21:24

I agree with the other comments that you havent found the right buyer yet. A beautiful garden helps to sell the house rather than hinder. And as Joe said if people like their gardens to be just grass and gravel they would soon make sure that that becomes the case. Also the majority of the people who look to buy a house with a large garden do so because they love to garden so they would more than appreciate a nice tended garden like yours.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 22:59

Thank you very much for the comments guys. The first rose is called Tawny Tiger. Beautiful vibrant colours. The second rose is indeed Hot Chocolate. And the rose in the last picture is called Double Delight. I thought it was Nostalgia as well but then I saw them both listed in a catalogue so it must be a sister of the Nostalgia. I did buy a nostalgia recently from David Austin and I have to say that there isnt much difference between the two. Both seem to have the habbit of bringing out at least one tall thick main stem with 6-10 flowers on it which looks absolutely stunning

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 04/08/2014 at 00:16

Quite a few stars currently in my garden however these are some of the main ones:

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A question about roses.

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 20:43

Ooops. Thank you Dove. I was on the general roses page by the looks of it. Ordered a few of them (shame that most were out of stock).

A question about roses.

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 19:43

I was looking at the Crocus roses and it looks like most of them are David Austin ones. However Crocus does not acknowledge this. Is there a particular reason for this? And my main question is: will these roses be a lesser quality than those sold on DAustin website?

Willow or Bamboo screen?

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 23:52

Dove you are correct. That is the type of screen that I am after.

Lyn from my research so far I have noticed that the smaller the height the thinner the willow canes get. Maybe that has an effect?

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