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As many of you know,I only have a small back garden,but I try to pack it as much as is possible..These are just different angles of it at the moment..


The mini wood behind the fence..designated to be left as a wild life area..we are able to access it via a gate,and we keep it manageable,although it isn’t our property..but the owners aren’t interested,so don’t mind us keeping in in check..and we can put all our garden waste there,which can’t go in the compost bin..it benefits both us and the area..

I am so pleased with these,which were taken from a bunch of flowers from a Supermarket earlier in the year..It’s the first time I’ve ever tried this..I’m not sure if they will be hardy enough to stay outdoors..any thoughts welcome please..:o)


Old Favourites..Euonymus,and Alliums..


There..that didn’t take long,did it ? :o)

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amy
Amy
 

It looks gorgeous Sandra ,you've packed so much design & colour into it , well done for getting the cuttings going ... clever girl x

7 Aug, 2016

 

Thanks Amy..I find it so easy to look after,which is a pleasure,not a chore..chuffed with the cuttings too :o) x

7 Aug, 2016

 

Gorgeous Sandra. I love your little garden, so different to mine. Well done on the cuttings. I did the same and mine will soon be blooming pale yellow, possibly a pink one too. I shall be interested as to whether they would be hardy, but think I will put mine in g/house.

7 Aug, 2016

 

It may be small, but boy its colourful!

7 Aug, 2016

 

It is so full of colour. Its lovely and I'm quite envious :-). Previous owner planted alot of shrubs and what seems no summer colour. Can't wait till I have cleared it and start putting in some colour and if I manage anything like yours I will be one happy bunny.

7 Aug, 2016

 

I looks so lovely Sandra. It must be a real pleasure to walk around. You've obviously put a lot of thought into planting it all.
If it's a dryish winter the carnations will be ok but they hate the cold wet. I would put them in a cold greenhouse for the winter if your soil is prone to becoming wet and heavy. It would be a shame to lose them after you've done so well to root them. Mine are on the edge of a raised bed so it drains quickly and they have survived for years.

7 Aug, 2016

 

All looking really lovely, Sandra :)

7 Aug, 2016

 

Good things come in small places ?

7 Aug, 2016

 

The best things come in small packages Sandra!

You have a gorgeous garden Sandra, so well thought out and beautifully cared for. The trees as a backdrop are ideal aren't they?

7 Aug, 2016

 

Well your garden may be small according to you but you've made the area look spacious. Great place to play hopscotch!!

7 Aug, 2016

 

All looking lovely Sandra, super well planned and cared for garden, the trees give a nice backdrop and shelter too. Your cuttings have done well to flower already, the advice you've had off Home bird sounds right to me once they're established they will be fine outdoors all year round. :o)

7 Aug, 2016

 

Your garden looks very nice, Sandra!

I have a similar experience to you of rooting some cutting from Carnations. Many years ago now our daughter came back from Spain & stayed with us for a couple of years. As a way of saying thank you she often bought a bunch of flowers & one of these times I discovered some side shoots on a bunch of enormous bright red Carnations she'd bought her mum. I thought I would see if I could get them to root & they did. In all these years I've never been without a few plants of this big, red Carnation on the balcony! I find it very easy to root & every year I root a few cuttings as the old plants get very woody after about 2/3 years. I call them 'Red Florist Carnations'! Lol!

8 Aug, 2016

 

Thank you Cinders,and I'm glad your cuttings were successful too..On reading advice from others as well,,I think I will protect them ,especially this first year..x

8 Aug, 2016

 

Thank you Karen..a quick turn round,and i've seen it all in one go..:o)

8 Aug, 2016

 

I love it Sandra - you've really made the most of the space and its so colourful. I like that circular paving as .well, it really catches the eye.

8 Aug, 2016

 

Thanks H.bird..I've just noticed our latest blog titles are almost identical :o) My soil is pretty good,and very well draining,but I wil err on the side of caution this next year..and keep them in the unheated Conservatory..I appreciate your advice.. Like my front border,I'm quite happy how the back garden has turned out..I still keep moving things though..! :o)

8 Aug, 2016

 

Thank you Jen..I'm sure you will get yours as you want it before too long,but you will have fun doing it..and .We were lucky enough to have a blank canvas to start with,but at least you have some greenery that maybe you would like to keep,? It's good to have some shrubs,even if you end up moving them,as you plan your new garden..gap filling shrubs keep the cost down too :o)

8 Aug, 2016

 

Thank you Sheila ,so kind :o) and to you too,Pam xx

8 Aug, 2016

 

It all looks lovely Sandra...nice bonus having the use of the woodland beyond.

8 Aug, 2016

 

Thank you Chris..pleased you like my tiny patch :o) I do love the backdrop of the trees in summer too..I just wish they were evergreen !

8 Aug, 2016

 

Thank you Eirlys..I wanted it to be on the diagonal,to give the effect of looking bigger than it really is..and I just might teach my Grandson to play Hopscotch,if I can remember how !

8 Aug, 2016

 

Thanks Neena,pleased you like it,and thank you for your advice too,about the Carnations...I really didn't expect any flowers this year..a real bonus..I'd better not let them die ,now I'm getting all this help :o)x,

8 Aug, 2016

 

Thanks Balcony..You did really well with your cuttings,so I hope to do the same in future..It's exciting when you know they have rooted,isn't it? You have the lovely memory of them being given to your wife as a gift from your daughter too..I just bought mine as a treat for myself :o)Well,to be honest,they were a BOGOF ..how could I not buy them? :o)

8 Aug, 2016

 

Hi Bloomer, your garden is beautiful. Shows what can be achieved with a small space. Having the wildlife garden next door must encourage the birds and insects.

8 Aug, 2016

 

Thanks Stera..the Paved circle was one of the first things we did,,as it was in a terrible state after the Builders left.and we needed something to walk on..to get to the shed.The Gravelled circle started life as a lawn..laid by a Greenkeeper.,who looked after a local Golf course..I think his forte was making Bunkers ! Lol..I am more than happy to keep it the way it is now :o)

8 Aug, 2016

 

Thanks Sandra..I have to come clean,as all that greenery has just appeared in the last 14 years,as it was all barren ground when we moved here..except for an Alder,and a couple of Birch trees that were planted on the steep slope,to a small stream at the bottom. It wasn't suitable for building on,thank goodness,so was designated to be a wild life area..It's only me that calls it our mini wood :o)

8 Aug, 2016

 

Its all looking beautiful , no wonder you chose Bloomer as your name, its looking blooming lovely as usual ;0)) xx

8 Aug, 2016

 

Isn't it amazing how nature takes a space...and we will all be referring to it as your little forest..?

8 Aug, 2016

 

Thank you Linda..We get lots of birds in the trees,and in our garden,which is lovely..In fact,for a built up area where we live,we have lots of trees surrounding us,and up on the nearby hills..as you know,Yorkshire has lots of hills..as does Derbyshire ! :o)

8 Aug, 2016

 

Ha ha Carole..I think you should share my name too ! It's time you posted a photo of your lovely garden soon :o) xx

8 Aug, 2016

 

It is ,Sandra..We used to try to keep it in some sort of order,as we have a little path we made ,to walk around the edges,to the main road,as a short cut to the CO-OP lol..but Mother Nature thought otherwise.,and she won eventually..Now I walk the long way round if I need to :o)

8 Aug, 2016

 

What a pretty garden ! Small is beautiful Sandra :o)
I really like the color of your fence.

I've tried those pinks from cuttings with varying success over the years. They last a while but then die off, probably because I don't look after them properly.

8 Aug, 2016

 

Small it may be, but a real delight, well done Sandra, the perfect space, love it....

8 Aug, 2016

 

Your garden looks amazing Sandra, so colourful, it might be small but you have made it a lovely haven and done yourself proud, the wooded area just finishes it off for you...Keep your fingers xx for me, I have carnation cuttings in the greenhouse and after trying many times in the past without success I now have a new shoot on one....

8 Aug, 2016

 

Very artistic Sandra its beautiful.

9 Aug, 2016

 

A very lovely pretty garden. Its amazing how much can be planted. Will not be showing the photos to my hubby though as he would like to have a round thingy-,me-jig like you have but that would take up all our garden space. xx

9 Aug, 2016

 

LOL, I am going to show my other half because I have wanted a round-thingy for years....You never know it just might spur him onto my way of thinking as he's now forever telling me I need to make the garden easier to handle...

9 Aug, 2016

 

Thank you Hywel..The fence was repainted last year,same colour as before,as we like it too..It's one of the Garden Makeover range by R......L called Sage..:o) I hope I'm successful with the cuttings..if not,I won't have lost much :o)

9 Aug, 2016

 

Thanks Angela..it's plenty big enough for me..My OH isn't into gardenin like yours,,but does take care of the mowing and edges at the front..I'm secret;y quite pleased about that ! Lol

9 Aug, 2016

 

Cheers Sue..I hope your Carnations do well for you too,but it's nice to try anyway..and Lol,too,as I've just seen your latest comment ..I'm sure you can talk him into ,after all,it will be less for you to look after..I wouldn't be without mine :o)

9 Aug, 2016

 

Thank you 3d..me,Artistic ? Lol,Are you sure you are on the right blog? ha ha..Anyway,it's nice of you to think so x

9 Aug, 2016

 

Thank you Loupylou..I try to pack as much in as I can..and it keeps the weeds out,or seems to..Maybe you could have one of the smaller ones,of the circular paving? just depends how much space you have.,I guess..

9 Aug, 2016

 

Sandra, now I have a vision of you lobbing all your garden waste over the fence to infinity and beyond! I love your garden, it may be small but it's beautifully arranged, so much colour and variety of plants. Well done you! :o)

9 Aug, 2016

 

Shirley,your vision is reality, quite often,,as the gate sticks sometimes,so I can't open it ! Lol..the slugs and snails go the same way :o)Thank you ,I'm glad you like it..I will take a photo of your lovely Osmanthus ,so you can see how well it is doing..it's spreading outwards,,a bit like me ! ha ha xx

9 Aug, 2016

 

Sandra, I only thought of your Osmanthus today as my two are above the front wall now and I wondered how yours was doing. Glad it's growing well for you :o)

9 Aug, 2016

 

It has really taken off this year,so all that rain seems to have been good for our shrubs ,in the long run :o)

9 Aug, 2016

 

:o)))

9 Aug, 2016

 

Your garden is gorgeous, orderly but relaxed and natural looking. Just what I'd like, but my patch is a wilderness by comparison!

23 Jan, 2017

 

Thank you Penny..and for reminding me what it looked like ,now we are in the depths of winter ! Lol. It works well for me,as it's meant to make life easier ,but I still find enough to keep me occupied,and above all,enjoyment :o)

23 Jan, 2017

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