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Some of you may remember that last autumn I had a large fir tree removed, that was growing along the fence line. Well not a lot was done to the space through the winter, but in the last few weeks a change has taken place and a new fence panel was made to fit the space. The old pergola that was in the lower garden and close to this area had a table and chairs fixed in the corner, but this wasnt used much, so I decided to take the old table and chairs part out, and shorten one of the sides. My friend brought in his power washer and cleaned it all off to the bare wood, and I then (when it was dry) proceeded to paint it all green, which was not easy as I had to climb on a stool and bend in all directions to get at the different sides of the overhead trellis part. Now the little corner garden has been dug over (where the tree was), and I have planted up my new rose and Clematis, which I hope will climb up over the trellis.
A few pictures to show the progress..

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you've done a wonderful job of that - it looked hard work too

13 Apr, 2011

 

Well done Cinders, it has completely transformed that corner for you, I have some old conifers down my garden near my bottom pond, they are stopping too much light from that area but so far I haven`t plucked up the courage to remove them (sigh)

13 Apr, 2011

 

Well, I must say most of the hard work was done for me, Lincslass, I am very lucky that I have a lovely friend who is so willing to help out on these jobs. Without him I would never have got that done. But it has let in so much light, and looks much neater now.

Thanks Paul, its been a long time coming !!

13 Apr, 2011

 

what a lovely little arbour you have made; i think thats exactly what a garden is for! sitting and enjoying!!

13 Apr, 2011

 

it looks brilliant, well done, and lots more room

13 Apr, 2011

 

Thank you Sticki for your lovely comments. Perhaps I will sit out more when the weather gets better,

Thanks Yorks, it definitely seems more roomy, and I can move the little table out and put my loungers in there now if I want to.

13 Apr, 2011

 

thinking of lying down on the job now, you won't get any gardening done whilst sunning yourself, Lol

13 Apr, 2011

 

I know, but won't it be lovely

13 Apr, 2011

 

make sure you choose a nice warm day before donning the bikini

13 Apr, 2011

 

I will. It will have to be in the nineties for that.

13 Apr, 2011

 

Interesting set of pics....
...Added to some GoYpedia categories :o)

13 Apr, 2011

 

Thanks TT, and thanks for adding them to GoYpedia

13 Apr, 2011

 

Lovely before & after pics, Cinders, and the garden looks lovely now. I imagine painting all that trellis was a very fiddly job? The new Clem and Rose are a pretty good height already. : o )

13 Apr, 2011

 

It looks fabulous, what a cosy little corner it has turned into, great blog well done, like the pictures before and after.

13 Apr, 2011

 

Thanks Shirley, actually I dont think you can see the rose yet, it is only about six inches high, but what you can probably see is a pot with Hosta that is stood on there at the moment, and all the other pots are only temporary, but if I dont put something there the next door cat uses it. I have some more Heuchera on order that will be going round the front. The rose is growing well, it is a pink Gertrude Jekyll given me for my birthday.

13 Apr, 2011

 

What a difference, you have made an excellent job, will be even better when the plants are covering the trellis, well done Cinders.

13 Apr, 2011

 

Thank you Oliveoil, I am quite pleased with how it has turned out. The right side of the garden will be dug up and replanted when flowering has finished.

Thank you Dd, glad you like it. Will soon be coming to see yours now.

13 Apr, 2011

 

What a lovely corner you've created, so much prettier than that boring conifer. Sometimes it takes a lot of imagination and courage to change things so radically. I bet you're glad you took the plunge! Well done. :o)

13 Apr, 2011

 

Thanks Lily, yes I am so glad that I found someone willing to take it down for me. Its so much lighter now.

13 Apr, 2011

 

Oops, should have gone to Specsavers! I don't believe you've ordered more Heuchera ... lol! The pink rose will look lovely before too long. : o )

13 Apr, 2011

 

what a difference cinders, i love it, a nice seating place now and once you have your climbers established will be even better ;o))

13 Apr, 2011

 

Shirley, the Heuchera I want is a light green. I have one in the other bed and it lights up the corner so I thought it would be nice to have one there as well, so there is some colour for the winter to look out on. But I have loads of baby Heuchera in other colours.

Thanks San, I have a place for one the other side of the arbor/pergola. I'm quite excited about getting it all sorted for the summer.

13 Apr, 2011

 

looks lovely, great seating area

13 Apr, 2011

 

Thanks Elsie, how are you.

13 Apr, 2011

 

Great transformation Cinders, The tree needed to go. i dont envy you painting the trellis but you have done an amazing job it all looks gorgeous now..

13 Apr, 2011

 

Thats nice of you Daisy, thank you.

13 Apr, 2011

 

what a difference..you now have a lovely seating area thanks to all that hard work..i agree the tree had to go.. lol

13 Apr, 2011

 

that looks a lot better.... and youve made yourself a lovely seating area.....

13 Apr, 2011

 

Thank you Joan and Holly,

13 Apr, 2011

 

It looks like a new garden in that area now - I bet you're really pleased with it aren't you ?

13 Apr, 2011

 

I certainly am Marie. Thank you.

13 Apr, 2011

 

omg Cinders thats stunning very very well done i love it :))) BBFB

13 Apr, 2011

 

Well thank you Mark, thats very kind of you. Glad you like it.

13 Apr, 2011

 

Isn`t it great when something you hoped and planned for more than meets expectations. Plenty of light and looks much bigger, glad you decided to do it Sylvia its a great transformation.

13 Apr, 2011

 

Thank you for your lovely comments Stroller,I agree its a lovely transformation

13 Apr, 2011

 

A great transformation well done it looks gorgeous now

13 Apr, 2011

 

Thanks Sixpence

13 Apr, 2011

 

Your welcome Cinders you derseve nice comments

13 Apr, 2011

 

Thats very kind

13 Apr, 2011

 

:o))

13 Apr, 2011

 

You have done a great job Cinders

13 Apr, 2011

 

Thank you Sue

13 Apr, 2011

 

The new area looks as if it should always have been there. I like the curved wall in front and the flower bed between. The last photo shows it all off brilliantly. Well done.

13 Apr, 2011

 

Thats very nice comments Hb. thank you

13 Apr, 2011

 

Goodness Cinders....it's all looking so spruced up and inviting. I can understand why you'd want to be rid of the old tree and what a transformation.

I'm sure you'll find the space much more practical for relaxing after working in the garden or doing your other chores around the house. Now all we need is some lovely sunshine and warm weather. I've put my order in....how about you?

Enjoy your "new" space :)

14 Apr, 2011

 

I remember about the tree and must say you've done a great job ! I hope you have many nice cuppas on the table now it's in its new position :) You deserve them after all your hard work.

14 Apr, 2011

 

Jacquie thank you for your lovely comments, it is definitely an improvement isnt it. I have ordered some sunshine, it will be coming this weekend I hope.

Hywel thank you to you too. I am looking forward to enjoying my cuppa's out there.

14 Apr, 2011

 

I can't believe the difference! It must have been a very tough task to get that tree removed - but well worth it. I bet you're delighted you did it! :-)

14 Apr, 2011

 

Thanks Spritz. I certainly am glad. It was hard work, but as you say, well worth it.

14 Apr, 2011

 

I love the changes you`ve made Cinders. I can see its been hard work but really worth it. That tree certainly was big and I can see why it had to go! :o)

14 Apr, 2011

 

Thanks Sandra,

14 Apr, 2011

 

That looks lovely Cinders, that new seating area looks really cosy, wouldn't mind doing that in my garden! well done!

19 Apr, 2011

 

Only just seen this Cinders,as you posted the day I went away..It looks absolutely beautiful..and I remember the conifer too..what a difference,and such a lovely place to sit ..well done..:o)

19 Apr, 2011

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