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๐Ÿ˜‚SAY GOODBYE TO THE TRELLIS๐Ÿ˜‚

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FOURTEEN YEARS AGO WE ERECTED A TRELLIS BETWEEN OUR DAUGHTERS GARDEN AND OURS, EMMA AND JACK WERE NEW TO GARDENING, SO HAD VERY FEW PLANTS, THE IDEA WAS FOR US TO GROW PLANTS THAT WE COULD SHARE, AND WE DID THAT….HONEYSUCKLES ROSES, VIBURNUM, PYRACANTHA, EUONYMUS, ETC…AS THE FAMILY GREW THEY MOVED AROUND THE CORNER TO A MORE SPACIOUS HOUSE..IN THE MEAN TIME THE PLANTS HAVE FLOURISHED, SOME OF THEM REACHING OVER EIGHT FEET

NOW UNFORTUNATELY THE TRELLIS HAS STARTED TO FALL APART…..A BIT LIKE US REALLY!! SO TIME FOR A PROPER FENCE, NEITHER OF US COULD FACE PAINTING ANY MORE TRELLIS, TEN PANELS TO BE EXACT!!SO NEXT WEEK WE HAVE A MAN COMING TO PUT UP CLOSE BOARDING AND GRAVEL BOARDS TO KEEP OUT THE UNWANTED WILDLIFE!! I AM SORRY TO SEE IT GO, IT MEANS WE SHALL LOSE A FAIR AMOUNT OF LIGHT, AND WILL NOT BE SO ATTRACTIVE, ANOTHER CHANGE,BUT, PERHAPS A FEW NEW PLANTS?


THE ABOVE PHOTOS SHOW WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE NOW, WE HAVE ALREADY STARTED REMOVING THE IVY AND THE HONEYSUCKLE AND THE JASMINE

BELOW ARE SOME OF THE PHOTOS OF HOW IT HAS LOOKED OVER THE LAST FEW YEARS
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I KNOW IT WILL BE A BIT OF A SHOCK, AND CAN ONLY HOPE THE PLANTS WE ALREADY HAVE IN THE GARDEN WILL GROW EXTRA FAST, WE WILL MISS THE CLIMBERS, ESPECIALLY THE EUONYMUS BECAUSE IT WILL HAVE NOTHING TO CLIMB UP NOW……STILL AS THEY SAY ONWARDS AND IN THIS CASE DOWNWARDS LOL….AND A CHANGE IS AS GOOD……..SO MY DEAR FRIENDS
THANKS FOR TAKING THE TIME TO READ MY BLOG….I WILL PUT SOME PHOTOS ON OF THE NEW FENCE……

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Did your daughter live next door then? What a good idea extending your view.
Oh! Your lovely garden. We had concrete posts, gravel boards and new fencing put on the back left, 5 years ago. Sorry, but what a mess. The new posts did not go exactly were the old rotten wood ones were, so the fencers just dug into roots or concreted over them! Lost 2 lovely Clematis, from my own seed.
Ps OH put straining wires along the new fence for climbers.

6 Feb, 2016

 

Siris yes they lived next door for just over five years,we had a gate put in so I could pop in and keep an eye on the children whenever I was wanted, it was lovely, Fergus only said the other day how much he liked living next door to his Grandparents, bless him!
I am not looking forward to having the fencing done, I wanted concrete posts, but, Peter was not keen!!, it will not be easy because all along that area Peter has put in postmix concrete to keep the badgers out! we have dug out some of the more vulnerable plants, I will have to do what I usually do in these situations, move mature plants from around the garden to fill the gaps, thank goodness for an overcrowded garden!!
Good idea straining wires!! shame you lost your lovely clematis.....they certainly wouldnt like being buried in concrete!

6 Feb, 2016

 

Do you want a Trachelospermum jasminoides, evergreen twinner, a layer, rooted into a pot, about 2 years old.

6 Feb, 2016

 

Oh yes please.........lost our lost one.

6 Feb, 2016

 

Ok, your name's on it tomorrow.

6 Feb, 2016

 

Thanks you are very kind.....

6 Feb, 2016

 

My heart is lifted seeing our garden in fine feckle DD, beautiful. Well, things have to change at times, I'm sure whatever you do will look amazing ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

6 Feb, 2016

 

New fences always cause mayhem for a while but I bet you'll have it shipshape in no time, if you can drag yourself away from your fire :)

7 Feb, 2016

 

A change is as good as a rest or so they say, it will take a bit of getting used to but not having to do all that painting on trellis fencing is a bonus in my book, I have no doubt it won't take you long to get it looking spick and span again Dd....

7 Feb, 2016

 

You have a very beautiful garden. Everything is perfectly positioned without being too perfect - if you know what I mean!
I hope you will grow fond of the changes planned in your garden, it will be lovely to see what happens next.
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7 Feb, 2016

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I don't think you will notice the light change too much Angela as your trellis fence is very well clothed in climbing plants as it is , you will soon have it covered and even be able to put up stronger climbing plants & roses with support wires . I hope the work being carried out doesn't damage to many existing plants ....

8 Feb, 2016

 

Amy I do hope so, they start the job tomorrow, thats if this wind dies down, dreadful at the moment, have never known anything like it......Imogen apparently!!
Wildrose thank you, and yes I do understand what you mean, we have overcome worse over the years, so watch this space!!
Lincs we only have a few months to get is back to normal, before we open the garden again!!
Gee thats the going to be the problem......the fire is a big pull!
Dawn many thanks, we do seem to thrive on challenges, it will be strange being able to look in to the neighbours garden, which I certainly wont be happy about......

8 Feb, 2016

 

Gosh..what a job! I hope they dont trample your plants too badly. But then plants are so forgiving, they soon spring back to life. Look forward to seeing it finished! Good luck! :)

8 Feb, 2016

 

Dotty, when we visited your garden a few years ago I can honestly say I wasn't aware of the trellis fencing! The wonderful planting remains in my memory though ... :o)

10 Feb, 2016

 

Karen have pm you......
Shirley that's very kind of you.......it was very well covered when you visited the garden..... had all sorts of change since then!!

11 Feb, 2016

 

Yes, I have been keeping up with the changes over the years! I hope you are happy with the new fencing ... we have rain again today so my gardening plans have been scuppered! :o(

13 Feb, 2016

 

Shirley we love the fencing....as fencing goes it does the job!! rained ever since and we need to get out and sort the garden out, but it is sooooo wet!!

13 Feb, 2016

 

Good news then ... we had a couple of frosty mornings but not too much rain. We went to Somerset for a short break and noticed so many water-logged fields on the drive there and back ... especially in Hampshire. :o(

19 Feb, 2016

 

Hampshire has really suffered this year, never known such a wet winter, fed up with it now.......enough is enough๐Ÿ˜•

19 Feb, 2016

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