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Mirrors Experiments

alanb

By alanb

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We acquired three mirrors from friends garages recently. We mounted them around the garden today, to see the effect they had. We were pleased with the results.

Mirror No. 1

Please excuse the untidy hawthorn hedge, I am cutting this next week. I recently removed an overgrown Choisya
Ternata from in front of the hawthorn hedge. The hedge behind it was dead. I put an old fence panel in the hedge, for security reasons as much as anything. Also to protect any new plantings from an easterly wind, coming across the farmers field.

Mirror No. 2

Mirror No. 3

So now I have to secure them properly, as we do get some high winds, living near the coast.

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they are looking really good, very well placed.

6 Jun, 2014

 

Thank you Lijemc, we had a great day doing this and liked the results.

6 Jun, 2014

 

Looking good Alan my hubby is always asking me to put one against our fence at the bottom of our garden, its covered in ivy and he wants it at the back of my fairy statue, he's not really interested in the actual gardening but loves taking photographs in the garden, our son has a small garden and where he has set his mirror has a great effect, hubby thinks its brilliant, he likes the tunnel effect and the feeling of seeing into another garden, thats his reason, lol, so far he hasn't provided the mirror for us to do it...

7 Jun, 2014

 

Sue, we love the effect these mirrors created. As you say it looks like to have windows into other gardens. Thank you for commenting.When you get your mirror, please post a photo. One in amongst ivy I think will look tremendous. Our mirror 3, has a frame on it which I removed to paint the same colour as the fence. Hope to get it back in the frame and mounted today or tomorrow ... IF it ever stops raining.

7 Jun, 2014

 

Nope gonna rain all day, I'm having a coffee looking out at a very soggy garden, the blackbirds and sparrows working their way around my newly planted border, scrabbling around upending my petunias whilst getting their dinner, lol...

7 Jun, 2014

 

Sue, I guess the birds have to eat, but you would think they would realise, not to dig up your new border surely....lol. We get squirrels turfing stuff out of pots. Wendy has been nurturing a fig tree for years it had some lovely fruit on it until about a month ago ... I wouldn't like to be in squirrels shoes when she gets hold of him.

7 Jun, 2014

 

Just love mirrors in the garden.Yours look well positioned,Alan.

7 Jun, 2014

 

How'd I miss this? They look great Alan, they really add to the garden.

7 Jun, 2014

 

Julia and Angie, thanks. It certainly adds more interest to the garden. It looks like we have three windows looking out of our garden now. Positioning them, made a nice change from the usual gardening activities.

7 Jun, 2014

 

What a good idea :) They look nice placed about the garden like that ...
(sorry my comment is very late but I'm slow catching up these days !)

8 Jun, 2014

 

I'm on catch up too,Alan..my,that is looking very very nice..love your sculptures too..and would I be right in thinking that isn't a sculpture in the last pic...but the real thing...Alan ?? I'm certain it's not Wendy :o))

8 Jun, 2014

 

Well spotted Sandra .. That's definitely not Wendy ... It's the gardner! ...... lol.
Mirror 3 is now mounted in its frame and fitted properly. I will put a photo on site in a minute ... The boss likes it, so more brownie points.

8 Jun, 2014

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