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Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 28/10/2015 at 19:12
Thanks snow. I'm a big fan of Cuprinol paints, especially their Heritage range. Old English Green is a nice shade, certainly better than the standard Ground Force green.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 28/10/2015 at 12:44

Fairygirl, sorry I missed your first question, I changed the clematis in the planter from Nelly Moser to another Dr Ruppell. I reckon they prefer to be in the ground instead of a planter, but I'll give it another chance next year with extra manure etc.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 25/10/2015 at 17:13

Thats a good idea Fairygirl, thanks. I will also replace some of the compost next spring, and regularly add feed etc.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 25/10/2015 at 09:18
Lily Pilly, thanks but those photos are a couple of years old. This summer, due to health problems I didn't achieve the same results having neglected the garden a little. But it I'm back on track and looking forward to getting the garden in shape next year.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 24/10/2015 at 22:30

Busy-Lizzie, I remember you saying you'd purchased one. Your looks very nice. I reckon mine was 3 yrs old when I took my photo so hopefully yours will be even better next summer. I cut mine down each spring and apply clematis feed.

 

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 24/10/2015 at 22:28

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 21:16

I think your right, the soil could benefit from some nutrition.

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

 

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