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Shady Bower..

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Through the winter my daughter lost a huge Smokebush in her garden, must have been a virus or something as one of the neighbours lost theirs as well, it completely spoilt the area near her pond and had altered the look of her garden, she needed something to fill that gap and like all gardeners it had to be soon as possible,lol, her choice was a Living Bower, son-in-law treated her for her birthday and the whips arrived the last week in Mar, they looked just like a pack of garden canes.


We had moved some plants and prepared the ground so son-in-law had no excuses, it only took a couple of hours and job was done, just a case of following the instructions and jobs a goodun, always nice when that happens….
Sorry about the pics they were taken on a phone on a very dull grey morning but thats what it looked like when finished…
The following pics were taken this morning..once again not the best of pics but I didn’t have my camera with me so this time daughters tablet, lol, I will get some decent ones another day…


As you can see the whips have taken hold and in only a few weeks the Bower is growing well, I thought some of you might be interested in my girls soon to be Shady Bower….

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Very effective, and a lot quicker than waiting for another smoke bush to grow...

11 May, 2014

 

Oh yes! I am certainly very interested in this! I think I shall have one of these...it's really lovely!

11 May, 2014

 

It's brilliant ! I wish I had room for one :)

11 May, 2014

 

Reminds you of a wigwam Forgive my ignorance but have you a link Lin from where you got the canes from. I think I might try a smaller version as limited for space.

11 May, 2014

 

this is lovely.

12 May, 2014

 

wow, I always liked these how wonderful to see it working, great idea she will be in heaven sat there on her garden seat watching the world go by. :O)

12 May, 2014

 

Lovely idea and should be really effective. Great place to hide in with a book.

12 May, 2014

 

Its great isn't it, Juliet is thrilled to bits with how well its growing,I love it but haven't anywhere to put one, then again my willow tree provides me with a very shady place to sit on those hot sunny days, anybody remember those, its raining again here, we seem to have gone backwards it thinks its April, lol..
Tommy I'm not sure which company it came from but was off the net, theres lots of places to choose from, just put Living Willow Structures in your searchbar, there are instructions and ideas, you'll be spoilt for choice...

12 May, 2014

 

That looks really lovely, I want one too! You've started something here Lincs ;O)

12 May, 2014

 

What a great idea,Sue,and how quickly they have grown !
just the place for it too...it's going to look very effective as it grows..:o)

12 May, 2014

 

It looks very good, Lincslass! Reminds me very much of the ones they have in two of the schools close to where we live. The first school has had one - only 10 times bigger - for more than 5 or 6 years now. It's cut back at the end of winter every year but the new branches grow more than 6ft every year!

The other school has one but it is only about half as big & has only been there about 5 years. I haven't seen one in a private garden though.

12 May, 2014

 

Living sculpture , very artistic, I love it

12 May, 2014

 

Wow - first time I've seen one in terms of 'normal' garden, if you know what I mean. It's much easier to see how they would look in our own gardens thanks to you Lincs.
I can see you inspiring a few folks on here :)

12 May, 2014

 

I`d swap a smoke bush for one of these any day Lincs, just wish I had the room.

12 May, 2014

 

I am hugely impressed. Wish my tiny garden could take such a thing. I would be so thrilled to have something like that.

13 May, 2014

 

That is brilliant, and amazing how quickly it has all taken shape. Oh for a bigger garden :)

13 May, 2014

 

That looks great, Lincs. When we get round to dismantling our shed, I might consider one of these now rather than what I had in mind. It could be just the thing.

13 May, 2014

 

Love this!

17 May, 2014

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