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Some pics of my before and after garden

Posted: 09/10/2012 at 19:56

Melspade - hubby has remembered where we got the pergola from.  It was from a website called  


Some pics of my before and after garden

Posted: 09/10/2012 at 16:46

Hi Melspade thank you for your kind comments.  I do think a pergola does make a big difference to the garden and gives you that good excuse to grow more climbers.  I cannot remember the company I bought the pergola from, we bought it via the internet and it was about 4 years ago.


Posted: 24/09/2012 at 11:59

The week before last Monty Don said on GW to give them a feed and keep them well watered now til first frosts.   I did not get as many flowers this year as i normall do but I put that down to the weather.  They do like a nice sunny spot.  I remember seeing huge pots of them on holiday in Corfu a few years ago and they looked amazing - getting baked in the sun and left to their own devices.


Some pics of my before and after garden

Posted: 23/09/2012 at 06:39

Hi MF  thank  you for your kind comments.  The water feature does have a pump.  It is on the side of the garage wall so hubby drilled a hole through the wall and fed the lead through for the pump and then he drilled a hole into the pot for the water pipe and obviously filled the holes in the bottom of the pot.  It does have large pebbles in it to cover the pump and it has a few plants growing in it.  It is the sound of running water that I like.  You can easily do the same without a pump - a half barrel or a pot would be fine and just fill with plants.  I have been thinking about doing that so I could grow water lilys. 

We do drain the pot in the winter and take the pump out and clean it and put it away for the winter.  I am not sure how a terracotta pot would be over the winter full of water so not wanted to chance it.   You could spend the winter months looking at a few ideas and make it your spring project MF.  Good luck.

Thank you Christy Rose, Muvs Dashwood and Curlybonce for your comments.


Some pics of my before and after garden

Posted: 14/09/2012 at 07:52

Thank you for all your kind comments

Christine, I live in Suffolk. 

Some pics of my before and after garden

Posted: 10/09/2012 at 19:49

Beautiful garden Budlia, looks so pretty.  The pets look happy.  I also have a westie, and two black cats. 

It is so good to look at the before pics because you can forget just how much work you have done over the years. 

Well done.

Some pics of my before and after garden

Posted: 10/09/2012 at 09:03

I can take a few more photos LeadFarmer and put them on, you will be able to see the structure a bit better now as everything is losing its leaves.  We did not intend to have two pergolas but we ordered them via the web and wanted the large one to go over the patio near the house for privacy.  When my husband began to put it up he noticed that we had been sent  a smaller size.  Obviously he downed tools and we sat in the garden drinking a cuppa and I had the bright idea of putting the smaller one coming off the garage and then we order another larger one.  As we had already paid for a larger one we then only had to pay for the smaller one, if you get my drift. 

Hubby was not sure it would look right having two together, but I persuaded him and I think they look ok.  So not every thing is planned, some things just happen accidentally. 


My cuttings!

Posted: 02/09/2012 at 10:09

Well Pam you have spurred me into action today. 

This is my first year with a greenhouse.  I am not planning to heat it over the winter but I wondered if I take cuttings of pelargoniums will they overwinter ok or will I need to bring them indoors.  I did think I would put bubble wrap inside to insulate and cut out any draughts. 

My cuttings!

Posted: 01/09/2012 at 20:24

Well Pam your hardwork does pay off cos your garden looks absolutely beautiful.  It is worth it don't you think when you start to see your cuttings grow into colourful flowers next summer.  Happy gardening. 

Hurrah! New Gardening Prog.

Posted: 30/08/2012 at 11:47

Thank you Kate 1123, will remember that.

I do wonder, however, how come the only two decent gardening programmes on BBC and they are both on at the same day and time. 

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