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I HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR SOMEWHERE TO HANG MY SHUTTERED MIRROR, WHICH I BOUGHT WELL OVER A YEAR AGO…….I ORIGINALLY WANTED IT FOR OUR FRENCH THEMED AREA UNDER THE GRAPE VINES ….BUT, AND IT WAS A BIG BUT IT REFLECTED THE CONSERVATORY!! LOL

JUST BEFORE WE OPENED THE GARDEN WE NOTICED THE BENCH THE SECOND ONE (THE FIRST ONE HAD TO BE REPLACED) WAS STARTING TO COME APART, IT MANAGED TO LAST THE WEEKEND, THANK GOODNESS, SO ON MONDAY WE REMOVED IT, AND REPLACED IT WITH ONE OF OUR MORE ATTRACTIVE BENCHES WHICH I HAD RECENTLY ANNIE SLOANED!! OF COURSE…..WHICH WENT REALLY WELL WITH THE MIRROR, HENCE………..THIS IS HOW IT USED TO LOOK….

WE HAVE BEEN GROWING THE GRISLINIA HEDGE TO HIDE THE NEIGHBOURS VERY LARGE SHED!! TO FORM AN ARCH AROUND THE BENCH……WELL THIS IS WHERE OH HAS HUNG THE MIRRORAND I MUST SAY IT LOOKS ALRIGHT

I DID NOT THINK IT WOULD TAKE SO LONG JUST TO POSITION A MIRROR LOL
WE ARE GROWING A CLEMATIS, A JASMINE, AND A FREMONTODENDRON UP THE FENCE, AND THREE DIFFERENT HEBES IN THE LITTLE BORDER AT THE BACK OF THE BENCH……

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Wow, looks so good, love it.

21 Apr, 2015

 

Perfect! So good you totally fooled Snoop! Matches the bench perfectly. Hope the opening was well received, and sunny? :)

21 Apr, 2015

 

You let us sit on the old seat on Sunday's open day, good job it didn't collapse with our weight. Do we get to sit on the new one in June?

21 Apr, 2015

 

Dd that's a transformation, I never even noticed the neighbours shed at first, then I remembered the blog whereby you were trying to sort out ways to disguise it, the bench and the mirror were made to fit into that arch, it really does look smashing......

21 Apr, 2015

 

Oh DD thats a perfect little haven for canoodling, how romantic.

21 Apr, 2015

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It looks more than alright Angela it couldn't be more perfect I can just imagine you sitting there on a sunny morning with your croissants & coffee ,I love it !

21 Apr, 2015

 

Sorry Siris, as you and your OH are lightweights we let you sit there, I was living in fear of someone very heavy sitting there lol.....thanks for coming along on Sunday was great seeing you both.
Snoop I will take another photograph so you can see it up close !!
Thanks Dawn, really pleased with the result....
Karen it was a perfect day, the weather was bright and sunny and we had 82 visitors, and the soup went down a treat....
Lincs it is funny how things work out eventually, we have nearly hidden the shed lol
Stroller it is not that comfortable!! romantic yes canoodle not really......

21 Apr, 2015

 

Thanks for that Amy, I pruned the Fremontodendron today, horrid plant to work with, and the wrong time to do it, but it was growing towards the light, we have our afternoon tea here, and our coffee etc under the grapevines, it is nice to have different seating areas around the garden, I just hope Crocus will replace the bench, as it wasn't cheap!!

21 Apr, 2015

 

Perfect place for the mirror! It seems such a short time since you were worrying about the huge shed but its much less noticeable now

21 Apr, 2015

 

Stera thats right, luckily plants grow very quickly at the coast, and perhaps positioning the mirror will detract from the shed roof lol

22 Apr, 2015

 

Snoopdog I am posting a photograph of the mirror, a closeup, and then you will understand, it is a real mirror with shutters that open either side....

22 Apr, 2015

 

Perfect position, DD2, something I have always wanted to do in the garden but just don't know where I would put one! I like that it has shutters too, really lovely :)

3 May, 2015

 

Thank you Gee that is very kind of you, it took us ages to find somewhere.....

5 May, 2015

 

is that the screen you built a while ago to block out the neighbour's shed? if so, it's come on a heck of a long way!!

15 May, 2015

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