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Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 04/04/2013 at 15:21

Im planning a complete makeover for my garden this year. Heres how my garden looked in 2007 when we moved into the house..

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/House/036.jpg

 

 

And how it looks now after I put my own stamp on it..

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/Garden6.jpg


 

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/garden15.jpg

 

 

But ive decided to make some big changes. With our young son growing up, Im finally ready to reduce the size of the lawn and increase the planting area. This is my plan, which includes a reshaped lawn, new path along the hedge, wildlife pond and much more planting. Im going to try and create a partly formal area to the left of the lawn by adding box balls/pyramids in each corner and along the new path, but with a cottage garden kind of look as well...

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/ScreenShot2013-04-04at150740_zpse623b30f.png

 

Plenty of back breaking work ahead, as soon as the weather warms up a little. Im on hard clay so I intend to dig out the whole garden, remove some clay, then put the topsoil back in with the addition of new soil.

Help! What colour should I paint my fence?

Posted: 04/04/2013 at 10:56

Busy-Lizzie wrote (see)

We painted our shed with Cuprinol Garden Shades "Willow" and I like it, but it's really a matter of personal taste.

http://i1277.photobucket.com/albums/y487/Busy-Lizzie/IMG_4986_zps06c19398.jpg



Happycottentail, I painted my trellis in Willow, and it works well with your choice of pinks/mauve...

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/Garden5.jpg

 

I agree that you should leave your pergola & trellis unpainted, natural wood does look great. I left my archway unpainted..

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/Garden4.jpg


  But I did paint my obelisks in Willow as a feature, you can just see one behind the archway, and they can be seen in this photo...

 

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/Garden6.jpg

 

But your fence definately needs painting. How about a darker green like Cuprinol Herritage Shades 'Old English Green' which I used to paint my shed...

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

A darker green would allow the fence to blend in to the garden. You could then fasten trellis to some of the fence panels and paint these willow as a feature?

bird box

Posted: 04/04/2013 at 10:51

I pit this tit box up 2 years ago, and yesterday I photographed it being used for the first time. Its about 2 metre high..

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

 

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/file_zps7e014952.jpg

 

 

 

Patio paving design tool needed

Posted: 03/04/2013 at 00:47

Does anyone know of any online software that can help design the layout of patio paving? I want to replace my patio using different sized paving stones in a random effect, something like this..

http://www.phillipsgardens.co.uk/images/comp.brontelight.jpg

 

 I'd like a design tool that creates suggested patterns so I can order the correct quantities of paving stones with the least cutting.

Thanks.

Which Delphinium seeds?

Posted: 31/03/2013 at 14:54

By chance I was going through my seed tin today and came accross some Delphinuim seeds given to me by a neighbour in 2008 that I had forgotten about. Who reckons they will be any good? They have been kept dry but im unsure..

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/file_zps6605055b.jpg

 

Clematis 'Rouge Cardinal'

Posted: 30/03/2013 at 16:17

Is it just suffering from this horrible cold weather?

Which Delphinium seeds?

Posted: 30/03/2013 at 15:50

Ok, thanks. Perhaps I'll sow some seeds for next year, but also buy some plants for this year. 

Thanks geoff

Which Delphinium seeds?

Posted: 30/03/2013 at 15:14

Ahh, didnt realise they wouldnt flower this year, thanks. So are they bi-annual like Foxgloves?

Online design tools

Posted: 30/03/2013 at 15:07

No, not sure. But there are loads of identical looking ones on ebay. 

Which Delphinium seeds?

Posted: 30/03/2013 at 15:06

Ive never grown Delphiniums before and I fancy sowing some seeds this spring. But im unsure which veriety to buy. Crocus have the Centurian Blue F1 which look nice, but they are £5 for 10 seeds. 

So im after some advice on which Delphiniums people here have grown well from seed?

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