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Japanese seating area

Posted: 22/06/2017 at 09:05

Thanks doghouse, I really enjoyed your garden tour (OH will enjoy the instruction video!). I think a tea house wall would be fab (bit worried about the ivy pushing behind it though). 

Thanks Auntyrach Rach, I have a White Japanese quince Id forgotten about, would it be ok in a pot?

I'll try to get some photos now.

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Posted: 22/06/2017 at 08:52

I just knew I was going to loose that post!

Clari I love seaholly, might add it to the planned Japanese area.

PD hope it goes ok at the hospital. Do you still see people you worked with or have they moved on?

Hosta, love the 'story' . I was present for a social care assessment last week, the social worker wanted to ask the guy if he would consider moving out of family home (expensive option for council) and into residential care (less expensive), he struggled how to say it and asked if he wanted to live with other errr errr men! His mother translated - do you want to live with other disabled people? Of course he didn't .

Anyway of to the garden, then must do paperwork especially tax retur

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Posted: 21/06/2017 at 22:05

Well done DD hope all goes well.

Japanese seating area

Posted: 21/06/2017 at 21:58

Oh wow hog house you e got a tea house! it's perfect, and the whole area is so peaceful. 

Ill try and get some photos in the morning. It is only part of a large decked area so bigger than the measurements really.

I like the planters by the steps and may use that idea to link another area, I have a wooden box but hadn't thought about painting it black!

A water feature was something I wanted but maybe not quite a pond in this area. 

Thinking about your tea house, id love to use the theme instead of the bamboo roll ... but where to start? Others on here, or OH may have a practical idea to achieve that look.

Last edited: 21 June 2017 22:00:22

Japanese seating area

Posted: 21/06/2017 at 21:05

I have a new black composite decking area that needs plants.

I want to make a seating area with a Japanese theme, feel, ambiance. 

Full sun morning, shade as day goes on.

Size - 255cm x 220cm.

Theres a wall behind clad with an old bamboo roll (prefer to keep) 180cm high, this then gets swamped in next doors ivy (which is sort of ok).

A bistro style table and chairs fill the space nicely but will need to repaint or buy new (budgets blown already though)!

Existing plants I want to use -

- Acer palmatum purpureum 140cm tall, not doing great in 35cm pot. Ive seen lots of acers looking terrific in small pots so advice here would be great.

- Acer from Aldi called 'Butterfly?' 65cm tall, doing well in ground.

- Hosta x2 in quite nice round green pots (on theme).

Existing plants I 'could' use-

-various clematis, pieris, lillies, grasses, harts tongue fern, other common fern, I dont have an azaelia but have medium size rhododendroms.

I'd like fragrance too and will use my zaluzianskya.

All  will need to be happy in pots/planters. They could possibly built in but I think I prefer moveable ones.

Feeling excited and looking forward to your advice and comments. Thanks.

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Posted: 21/06/2017 at 20:49

Hi all, 'heavy' weather here, has tried to rain twice and not quite managed it. Watered the garden with my new 100ft hose, its the new crinkly type and i love it! The almost black decking is coming on nicely, the hot tub needs re-positioning but we've agreed its place. Hoping for the new RHS Chatsworth purchase of 3x Harlequin willows (simply divine but need a few years of care) to be planted in flush holes in the deck. Just need some advice on the 'Japanese' seating area so off to post a new thread for ideas. Excited as always and wishing |I had time to, as Dove says, noodle here more used to enjoy it so much. 

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Posted: 21/06/2017 at 20:42

Fabulous photos everyone, loving all the colour.

Plant ID please

Posted: 16/06/2017 at 20:00

Cant post the photos but it does also look a bit like nichdilligents plant id on another thread! 

Plant ID please

Posted: 16/06/2017 at 19:52

Moved onto laptop hopefully it'll do a better job of posting and stop telling me server error!!! 

So, as I was saying, thank you!

I did plant out some foxgloves last year so I'll leave well alone and wait for them to flower next year! 

The second one could be phlox, I have a few in that bed, its leaves are slightly different from the others but similar habit. I'll post pictures from ipad when it allows me to!

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Posted: 16/06/2017 at 19:26

The trick is to tell it it's got one more year and then it's out if it doesn't flower ,  worked for me! 

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