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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?

Steel mesh covering wildlife pond?

Posted: 22/03/2013 at 20:59
My boy is 6 and is quite competent in water, to the point where im happy enough to have the pond, but I don't want to take chances. Glad this thread popped up again as the project has been on hold over winter, but will be going ahead soon.

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