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Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 14:45

I forgot this thread was here:

A few photos of a garden i visited this year -

Giverny September 2014






Small path ideas?

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 14:33

I've been saying it for 4 years - getting there - bit of a block about what to do behind where I was standing for the photo though. Several ideas but none seem quite right yet!!


Posted: 05/10/2014 at 18:42

Thanks fro asking - much more like me today - have done quite a bit in garden. Then stopped as don't want to aggravate the good that is happening. Don't want to be like that again 

Wrist and bruises improving??


Posted: 05/10/2014 at 16:53

Under gardeners do usually rise to action when needs must I find!!

Small path ideas?

Posted: 05/10/2014 at 16:51

Just realised it is just as easy to take a fresh photo, looking a bit tatty (sorry) but it gives an idea.

As you can see work in progress, because there is still work to be done behind where I was standing - one day

 I like the triangular pockets - one day it will be brilliant!!!!!!!


I had the idea from a garden I visited called York Gate near Leeds


Posted: 05/10/2014 at 16:41

Hi there

Have done a quick scan -

Stacey - keep fighting - all the best

Liz is stoned

Kef is cold and Fidget sounds warm

Sure there is more

Oh yes DD still can't find photo but then again have been outside most of the day.

Transplanted rose 'Kew Gardens' (fingers crossed), planted Euphorbias (that was the fun bit. Have spent rest of day throwing away tomato plants, sorting out GH, working out which pots need a wash and which can wait.

Feel much better but now feel as if I have done a bit much - off to bath now as very grubby and stiff


Compost Heap

Posted: 05/10/2014 at 16:32

I also add shredded paper, keeps a bit more air in it. Also pour beer/cider on it -  -learnt that on this forum- sometimes son comes in and falls asleep before he's finished his 


There is a tool for dalek type bins

I have one as I'm not very tall and it saves me falling in!!

Small path ideas?

Posted: 04/10/2014 at 21:15

This year I have started sitting - surprising what you see/don't see and what ideas form just from sitting in the garden 

Small path ideas?

Posted: 04/10/2014 at 19:10

I had a small path to make and used bricks to mark out a diamond pattern and then filled inside the bricks with gravel. It has given small pockets at the side to put pretty low plants to grow over, looks stepping stone ish and am really pleased with the effect. Somewhere on this forum is apicture of it/ somewhere on my discs is a photo as well - will search but won'tbe until tomorrow now


Posted: 04/10/2014 at 17:37

Hi Jo

Lovely cake GG - well done 


planted some Thalia and Jeanne d'Arc crocus today - quite pleased head stood up to the bending. Tulips to do another day and an order for them still waiting to be delivered.

Just made a Tarte Tatin using my own apples - first year of a decent crop - so today we are eating Lord Lambourne 

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