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Rachel's Garden 2017

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Now I’m composing this on Ipad, but the photos were taken on a phone, so I’m hoping they will appear the right way up! If not, well, I’m sorry.

Anyway, here is Rachel’s garden. Scott put up the trellis for her today and it really improves the look of her ugly back wall.

I helped with some dead-heading and weeding and a bit of watering. Rachel’s garden is like a foreign country. She has a north facing aspect, so the bottom of the garden faces south. The large trees behing offer shelter from the winds and the house and fence make it almost a fully enclosed haven of warmth and shelter. I have started giving her lots of my failing plants, so she can enjoy them. She has my Hibiscus Syriacus for example.

Hasn’t she done well? And I grew those Verbascums from seed! They are massive! :)

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The trellis certainly improves the look of the wall, is she planning on growing anything up the trellis? And the colour of the fencing is very much better than the normal brown. Exciting having a newish garden and she certainly looks as if she has done well. When you say your 'failing plants' I take it you mean ones that don't like your aspect and not dying plants!

18 Jul, 2017

 

It's all coming on really well isn't it. I love the trellises they really help to break up the wall. What does she plan to grow up them?

18 Jul, 2017

 

Well, there is a hydrangea seemanii there. In a couple of years it should start to clothe the wall. Thats one of my 'cast offs'. And I shall be donating an evergreen jasmine soon as well. It just flatly refuses to grow here unless its in the greenhouse. But I think this wall will be too shady for it. Its the usual challenge...north facing shady spot needing a climber. We might try a climbing rose...Alberic Barbier or Souvenir du Docteur Jamain...perhaps A Shropshire Lad.

18 Jul, 2017

 

I do like the wall pots/cans/planters (!) and the lights above them. Rachel is very lucky to have parents who are willing to help her with the garden! :o)

18 Jul, 2017

 

You do what you can for your children Shirley...no matter their age. Perhaps that changes when they get partners or get married. Time will tell, but at the moment ours are both still single. Rachel's BF is based in Somerset so we don't see him much. This week Scott is spending his evenings helping Callum to prepare his new flat for redecorating. It never ends...and at 25 he is still very single. I'm beginning to think they will always be single! lol!

18 Jul, 2017

 

Karen, our children are now 36 and 34, elder one is happily married, younger with partner and his children and still ask for advice/assistance/our opinions etc. which I think is really lovely!

Somerset is a long way from Rachel ... BF in the Forces perchance?

A friend of our sons got married last month ... he's 35 and his Mum was convinced he would always be a bachelor!

18 Jul, 2017

 

Its looking great Karen.She's a lucky girl!

18 Jul, 2017

 

She has done really well, looks like you skill has rubbed off :-). Hope she finds something nice for her trellis.

19 Jul, 2017

 

Yes Shirley..Captain Richard. A Helicopter Engineer. REME.

19 Jul, 2017

 

Ooh, that's an interesting job! I hope he and Rachel manage to meet up as often as the job permits ... :o)

19 Jul, 2017

 

Yeah...they lead a full and hectic social life Shirley. She flies to Bristol quite often these days. He is up here just now, on annual leave.

19 Jul, 2017

 

I expect they are enjoying being together :o)

20 Jul, 2017

 

Thanks Jen and Stera. Its a little haven isnt it. :)

20 Jul, 2017

 

How lucky she is to have a Mum & Dad that see to her garden.My daughter sends me pics of things she's planted in her garden & I find myself asking her 'what's that lovely plant you have?'

21 Jul, 2017

 

Thanks GF. She does most of it herself in all honesty. I only see it very occasionally.

21 Jul, 2017

 

It is a very pretty space with a very youthful, feminine feel to it.

21 Jul, 2017

 

Thanks Chris. I agree...very feminine. She is so lucky to have an opportunity to have her own home, exactly as she wants it before she lives with someone ...then the arguing and compromising over decor and garden style will begin. Me and my OH love each other very much, but never agree on a single thing...paint colours, plants, shapes of borders, furniture, mattress...not a single thing. To be truthful, I think he has pretty much given in to me now! Lol!

21 Jul, 2017

 

A delightful garden you must be pleased she is showing an interest in having a lovely garden......may it long continue K...

21 Jul, 2017

 

Thanks A.

21 Jul, 2017

 

That looks a lovely secluded garden Karen, I like the way the stepping stones are placed in a curve making the garden look wider, and the trellis looks good, pyracantha comes to mind a good all year evergreen and pretty berries for the birds.

22 Jul, 2017

 

Its come together very nicely Karen, Rachel has done well, its nice to be able to share and pass on plants isn't it....

22 Jul, 2017

 

The garden looks lovely; I love the use of colour on the fencing and trellis.
It looks like a lovely welcoming haven....

24 Jul, 2017

 

Thanks Phyl, Stroller and Holly! Xxx

24 Jul, 2017

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