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My 'Japanese corner'


By kasy


I love japanese gardens. Hope one day I will have more space to create proper garden with basic elements of it. Now I just have to live with what I got – few meters by the fence.
Kept few plants in my front garden.

Some of plants were in my back garden

But one day I decided to group all plants together in one place

Amongst my plants there is an unnamed clematis. Got it from a friend who didn’t like it anymore.
Bit of TLC and it started to grow like crazy!!! It needed bit of support – a trellis for example? Another clematis sitting in the opposite corner – so we are talking about covering 2 fence panels. Bit expensive to buy trellises – so why not to make it by myself?
All handymen reading this – please do not laugh (too loud, lol)
So decision made – I am making a trellis. Why not to make it a japanese style trellis?
This should look like this

Hmm – let’s see how it will look on the fence

not bad I would say;-)
Ok – next step – to attach shorter parts of bamboo sticks using string.
Read somewhere that wet string is better. Let’s see:

While string is taking a ‘bath’ let’s see how to tie a japanese knots.

I need to have a closer look.

Now it’s time to practice it a bit

Hey Masha – what do you think about it?

Have a look now – making a progress I would say.

Well – looks like the end of the day

I am affraid I have to continue next day.

All the effort for this fella

Few knots later – I think it is looking more like it should
Square lashing knot

Almost finished

Hope my clematises will enjoy the effort:)
Will keep you updated.

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excellent Kasy, that's a lovely job done there very authentic...

3 Jun, 2012


thats brilliant kasy!! you have masses of plants there and that clem looks quite happy climbing along the new bamboo!!

3 Jun, 2012


Great job!
Is going to look fabulous very soon!

3 Jun, 2012


Great job there I'm impressed. Clever idea as well I like it.

3 Jun, 2012


Smashing job...I'm sure your clematis will appreciate all your effort :)

3 Jun, 2012


the sunset was lovely too

3 Jun, 2012


Brilliant - and your knots are wonderful.

3 Jun, 2012


Prawdziwie autentyczny japoński ogród.
That´s a great idea, Kasia. Really Japan style! Photo with Masha is lovely :))))

4 Jun, 2012


A good job,well done, will be ideal...some lovely plants there,and Masha looks impressed too..gorgeous sunset..:o)

4 Jun, 2012


Really nice Kasy...I would not have thought to look up japanese knots. Excellent.

4 Jun, 2012


Well impressed with all you achieved there.

4 Jun, 2012


And I did not laugh at all Kasia. Your trellis are better, then those of Steve´s.

4 Jun, 2012


Thank you all for your comments:)
Glad you liked my hand made trellis:)
I like to be creative - cannot just sit and do nothing, lol.

4 Jun, 2012


That's a really good idea you've got there, trellis is so expensive.

4 Jun, 2012


Very clever of you. Maybe I will copy you lol

4 Jun, 2012


Thank you guys:)
It really was cheap to do. Feel free to copy and ask about advice, lol.
Wouldn't recommend wet string - when it dried out it became loose - had to redo some knots:)

6 Jun, 2012


Its like being at Chelsea......

8 Jun, 2012


Thanks Stevie - should I be proud or should I start reading between the lines - see how sarcastic you are (again), lol.

8 Jun, 2012


well just noticed Katrinas commet!!!!
but I agree Naprawdę zabawne japoński ogród.

8 Jun, 2012


Ouch Stevie - it is so hard to laugh with one side of your face swollen ;-)

8 Jun, 2012


What a great job you did there, Kasy. A year on it must be looking great. Masha is a beautiful cat.

2 Jul, 2013


Thank you Tuesdaybear - I will try to take a picture this weekend and put it on. There are few changes - had to move those nice brown pots back to front garden. And Masha says 'meow' - 'thank you' :)

3 Jul, 2013

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