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The turf seats are still not quite covered with green, but I decided to remove the cane fencing I had put up to deter the dogs today, so now you can see it properly.

The pond is in a tricky spot as behind the turf seats is the drive. I’ve planted lots of shrubs and small trees that will grow up in time and divide the garden from the drive, but in the meantime it just looks awful with the cars parked behind it…from that angle.

Did you notice my Papyrifer Tetrapanax ‘Rex’ ? Poor thing. It was dug up and planted in a pot before coming here, then moved in to another pot, then chucked over the fence in to the field, then dug up from there where it was growing horizontally out of its discarded stem, and planted somewhere else, then moved beside the pond. And it’s still growing! lol!

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I really liked your other garden but this one appeals to me more, I think this one suits its surroundings perfectly and just seems right if you know what I mean, if you hadn't mentioned them I wouldn't even have noticed the cars either, in a couple of years you'll be the same so stop winding yourself up about them, lol...
The pond is looking good and the turf seats no longer resemble Mr Frog, all you need now is some warmth so as you can relax in the hammock, (sighing and wishful thinking)....

9 Jun, 2015

 

Thank you Lincslass! i'll try to stop winding myself up! :)

9 Jun, 2015

 

LOL, bet you don't Karen, put it this way if its not the cars something else will come to mind, I've learnt to read you over the years...

9 Jun, 2015

 

Beginning to look very natural,K........what is the water composition like?

10 Jun, 2015

 

Lincslass! I am...as they say...a work in progress! :))

Julia, the water here is soft, and no fluoride added. I have sachets which can be added to help control the algae, and so far, so good.

10 Jun, 2015

 

Looking lovely:)

10 Jun, 2015

 

Thanks Nana D! :))

10 Jun, 2015

 

What are the sachets?......Sorry,I am a pain,I know.....but our pool is a lovely shade od green now even though there are hay bales and oxygenators.

10 Jun, 2015

 

Its called 'Blanket Ban'. The company is called. Bermuda. There are other makes. Just go to your nearest GC and they will be able to sell you something similar. These ones have dissolving sachets, but I tear them and scatter the contents. Otherwise it lies in a lump in the pond for days and you end Up having to stir it around.

10 Jun, 2015

 

I think the pond is looking great Karen. I'm sure given time the turf seating will be a wonderful place to chill out in the future...I also failed to notice the cars lol!

10 Jun, 2015

 

Karen - what are you like? It does not look awful! Though I agree it will look nicer when you can disguise the parking area a bit. But just look at what you've achieved in such a short time! The pond is lovely, and you'd think it had been there much longer than it has. Still, if you weren't such a perfectionist, I don't suppose it would look as lovely as it does. I've just read your next blog (don't know how I missed this) so now you must really try to relax and enjoy the sun! But, of course, you enjoy it by working in the garden, don't you?! πŸ˜‰. But try some 🍷or β˜•οΈ !

20 Jun, 2015

 

Lol, thanks Melchi. And everyone else for your kind encouragements.

The photos I put on here obviously show my garden at ts best and i cut out what I dont want to include. The drive and parking area never bothered me at all last year, but now the garden is becoming beautiful and I have realised that I dont want to see that utility area every time I look at the lovely scene. It will take time, but the crab apples etc are already starting to have an effect. And in a few years my eye will be able to ignore the tarmac!

I hope I am not a perfectionist, as they can only ever fail. I don't feel I am failing at all. I am indeed proud of my garden, and yes, i really do love working in it. Nothing makes me feel more at peace and brings me more personal joy than being on my hands and knees pulling out weeds and planting. That is when i hear the bees buzzing and smell the flowers, and I feel loved and definitely blessed. And there's nothing more wonderful than that feeling of being part of the natural growing world and being really 'at home' is there?

21 Jun, 2015

 

Oh, and Melchi..I just enjoyed a lovely coffee, and yesterday I enjoyed a rest in the hammock! :))

21 Jun, 2015

 

Glad to hear it, Karen! And I do agree with all you say. We do not achieve beautiful gardens without a great deal of work. If we delight in all the work, then the beautiful result is wonderful indeed. It would be interesting to discover how much of the satisfaction comes from the doing, and how much from the done! I suppose - like so many things in life - it is a combination of the two. I think gardening is an occupation which provides the immense satisfaction of both. I expect, though, that the same can be said of any creative occupation.

And I also agree with what you say about "perfectionist" (apologies!) I don't really think any gardener is that - certainly doomed to disappointment if so!

21 Jun, 2015

 

No need to apologise Melchi...I get it all the time. No problem. I think...perhaps...the greatest joy is in the doing. The 'done' is the Icing on the Cake for me. :). Its been Stotting here today. We've had at least an inch of rain, so I only managed to get my two Parthenocissus planted and walk the dog before the torrent came and watered everything beautifully. It was lovely, straight down summer rain though, not windy thankfully. :)

21 Jun, 2015

 

We haven't had any proper rain for too long - the butts are getting low. It's really not nice here today. I'm going into town later, and I think I'll be wearing my coat. Crazy! We have got sun forecast for tomorrow, which will be lovely, but then it's back to cloud...

A nice downpour overnight would just suit!

22 Jun, 2015

 

Im at the 'to hell with it' stage now. There's absolutely nothing to be done about it. The heating is still on, and i've gone back to my winter pursuits of yarn crafts and reading! So much for mid-summer. But on a brighter note...the winter is sure not to disappoint!

22 Jun, 2015

 

Lol! β˜€οΈβ›…οΈπŸ’¨β„οΈβ˜”οΈ ???

22 Jun, 2015

 

Well I am in London visiting my sons and it isn't that warm here either. I had hoped for some southern sun. At least we don't need our thermals here Karen. :0)

22 Jun, 2015

 

Lol...Linda! Stop torturing me! ;)

22 Jun, 2015

 

Yay! We've got our promised sun (not quite as warm as it looks) but the sky is blue and we're sitting outside. Shopping postponed till tomorrow, along with a couple of indoor jobs. Everything looks so much nicer in sunshine ...

23 Jun, 2015

 

We have managed a couple of hours this afternoon too! :)

23 Jun, 2015

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