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Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 24/10/2015 at 18:46

Those photos are a couple of years old, and taken when the garden was looking pretty good. I'm in the middle of completely re-landscaping the lower half of the garden, but a back injury has slowed me down somewhat. The shed/summerhouse was already in the garden when we bought the house, I wager it would have cost the previous owners £1000 or so to buy new?

The clematis on the archway is Dr Ruppel, and is one of my favourite plants in my garden. Its currently in its second flowering stage of the year, even though its October!!

FairyGirl, I haven't changed the planting in the planter as I'm giving the climbing hydrangea a chance to prove itself. So far its failed to flower, probably because of the conditions/aspect? Same for the clematis planted next to it, it flowers OK but nothing special. The planter is east facing which is probably why?

 

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 24/10/2015 at 18:32

Thanks 1Runnybeak1. The gate leads to the lower half of the garden where I have my greenhouse and shed...

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/061_zpsgtcjgz7d.jpg

 

 

Cuprinol do some lovely colours, heres a better view of the obelisks, although its not a recent photo, rather one I took a couple of years ago..

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/file_zps37424126.jpg

 

 

These two show the home made planner & trellis all painted in Willow..

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/P1020382_zps797dxfr6.jpg

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/file_zpse36dd5e1.jpg

 

In contrast, I painted the shed in Cuprinol Heritage Shades Old English Green, which looks a million times better than the original cedar red..

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/085.jpg

 

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 24/10/2015 at 17:37

Ive also used Willow to paint my home made obelisks...

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/_DSC0640_zpsb92d6dfe.jpg

 

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 23/10/2015 at 21:24

Fairygirl, your right about the colour, my trellis and planter are painted Cuprinol Willow.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 22/10/2015 at 19:38

plant pauper, that was a photo I took from Sarah Raven website where I purchased them from. They are called their Venetian Collection and comprise...

https://www.sarahraven.com/flowers/bulbs/flower_bulb_collections/venetian_tulip_collection.htm

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 22/10/2015 at 19:30

And don't forget the bulbs RB 

 

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 22/10/2015 at 19:23

Masonry paint for pots is a good idea Fairygirl.

Grit certainly does make the post look dressed, and they look neater through the winter. I also like to think the grit helps stop the compost getting splashed in heavy rain. Netting is certainly a good idea if there are squizzers about.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 22/10/2015 at 19:02

1runnybeak1

Helps stop the squirrels from digging, keeps in moisture, and helps prevent weeds growing.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 22/10/2015 at 17:48

Over the last few weeks Ive been giving my lawn its 'last cut of the year' numerous times, I wonder how many more I shall do before it stops growing? Anyway, I've tidied up my pots, just leaving out the evergreen box balls..

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/IMG_8285_zpsxtdb2goq.jpg

 

Spent a small fortune on new frost proof pots, compost and spring/summer bulbs. I discovered Homebase to be the cheapest for normal looking terracotta pots, but had to go to Dobbies for the two larger roll top pots. Managed to pot half of them up today, mostly aliums, dafs and some rather nice looking Venetian tulip collection from Sarah Raven. Placed them against the house for further frost protection..

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/IMG_8283_zps1ph7unov.jpg

 

https://d2j7fxzw4drjuq.cloudfront.net/assets/+size:500:550:crop/+v:ba1ff5/product/260319_1.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

Forum trip to Kathy Brown's garden near Bedford

Posted: 21/09/2015 at 21:31

Same here nutcutlet, and thanks for the invite. 

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