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Lovely sunset and garden at dusk

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We had an overcast day today, but in the afternoon the sun came out and it was lovely and warm. At sunset, we had some terrific clouds, and the sun seemed to stretch as it melted in to the horizon.

Then I took a few photos of the garden using my flash.

Hope this week brings more warmth and colour for everyone! :) Karen

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Let me just say K if it gets any warmer I shall melt!! we need it to cool down please...
The photographs of the garden are really great, how long have you been there?.........not five minutes really, and the garden looks so established and very pretty, do I spy some Tetrapanax rex? not sure they go with your average country garden image lol..love the border with the standard roses in.

20 Jul, 2014

 

Ah Karen, first time I've nosied into your blog, what a fantastic garden in respect of its size, varied plants and surroundings as in that first sunset pic, I love the giant red maple/Acer, that must be some age. The garden must take some amount of work, but I like the hammock as seen in the second pic, shows an almost Ying/Yang philosophy there eg work and general idleness being equally encouraged. I love the use of logs as dividing lines between different area, looks so natural and in keeping with the Scottish rural vibe, thanks for posting.

20 Jul, 2014

 

Thanks Angela...it will be a year at the end of October, and by then there will be more big changes. I think that's why I feel generally tired out right now! As for the Tetrapanax...yes, I'm making the BBQ corner my 'tropical' garden. I'm off to get a palm later!

Thanks Outlander, I've mostly been adapting and renewing what is already in the garden re. Landscaping. The log edging was already in use, so I added more and renewed some. The raised border was already there, I removed most of the plants, divided and replanted the good ones and added more. Thank you, I'm glad you enjoyed the pics.

21 Jul, 2014

 

Scott did a great chopping out job on that hedge, now you can see for miles when you are sat down. Love the sunset and the garden looks amazing. So full of colour now. :O) Greenhouse next and Summer house pod too of course must not forget the pod. lol :O) Looks great, nice to see Scott relaxing in the garden too. :O)

21 Jul, 2014

 

Your garden looks great karen, and what lovely views across the countryside... lovely sunset.. been too hot for me down here...

21 Jul, 2014

 

Your garden looks really lovely you must be very happy you made the move and you have made some lovely features to make it your own .

21 Jul, 2014

 

Your garden looks lovely and in such a beautiful setting too.

21 Jul, 2014

 

Fantastic pictures of the sunset there Karen. The garden is also looking great and very full, not sure you'll have room for my offerings when I finally send them...I think you've worked wonders, now's the time for a snooze in the sunshine on that hammock I think. :)

21 Jul, 2014

 

It's looking great, Karen. Proper job!

21 Jul, 2014

 

Thanks everyone. It has been so beautiful today. I cut the grass and all the laundry is dry! :))

21 Jul, 2014

 

Sorry Karen, I missed this blog. Your garden is looking really fabulous. "TOP JOB".

14 Aug, 2014

 

Thanks Alan. Tomorrow's first job is to get everything back on the patio now that the front half of it is finished. The Landscapers have put in some great new product that grouts all the gaps, stops the weeds getting in etc. And all you have to do is tip it out and brush it in to the cracks, and it magically sets itself overnight. Must admit it looks an absolute treat. So different from how it looked when we came. I shall have to look out the before and after shots. :)

14 Aug, 2014

 

If it looks nice and prevents weeds growing, that's a "win-win" situation. One less time consuming maintenance issue!

14 Aug, 2014

 

Oh yes! So true, and it's a horrible maintenance issue!

15 Aug, 2014

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