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A Change on my Patio

mossy

By mossy

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Three years ago the fence at the end of my patio was damaged in strong winds and although I tried to repair it, it was further damaged in another gale.

When I returned home from work shortly after, I found that my next door neighbour had built a ghastly cheap fence in its place in my garden.

I tried to hide the fence with plants and put up with it for two years, but decided I would replace it with a wall.

I designed the new wall and worked with my builder for two weeks, in the worst weather you could wish for (rain virtually every day), but after all this time, I am now very happy with the result.

Now that my mind is not too full, I am starting to become apprehensive about my NGS Open Day, anyway, I am a worrier but I am sure I will meet some very nice people.

I am very sorry not to have been in touch with my GOY friends, but I have been extreemly busy at work and in my garden, but hopefully I will have more time now.

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Fab,nice to hear you again!! Its a hardwork when u start this garden but the outcome is very simple and yet so beautiful you have the best design and especially the jars it adds more attraction to the plants and this is fabulous and my two thumbs always up for you:-)))

21 May, 2012

 

Oh look at that!!! Its just fabulous!! If i lived nearer i would be round as fast as you opened for your NGS day!!! I went to Pershore Open Gardens on Sunday ~ visited 10 different ones, some very lovely but not one the gem that yours is ~ you dont need to worry ~ your garden is absolutely lovely.

21 May, 2012

 

That is just brilliant! No problem letting people in to see that!

21 May, 2012

 

Good luck with your open garden day, the wall looks amazing and goes very well with that fantastic garden you have, I love it all I wish I was coming to your open garden day it looks brilliant.

21 May, 2012

 

Lovely to see you back here Mossy, and what a fantastic job you have done building that wall! It is brilliant . . . very much looking forward to your Open Garden Day, and of course everyone will love your garden. :)

21 May, 2012

 

Oh wow, that's a beautiful addition to your space Mossy! Well done and it's great to hear from you again after your long break. :))

21 May, 2012

 

Welcome back Mossy, have missed you. Your new wall is wonderful and looks like it has always been there. i love the pots on your wall, good luck for your open day, everyone will fall in love with your garden.

21 May, 2012

 

Glad you are back Mossy.....I can see you have built yet another beautiful wall. Good luck with the open day. If I was nearer I would come.

21 May, 2012

 

I live quite close Mossy. I am in Kent. Could you put details on of where to find you. I would love to visit your beautiful garden. The wall looks fab - like its been there for years!

21 May, 2012

 

mossy and poppy please can you put lots of pictures on?!

21 May, 2012

 

that's great Mossy...

21 May, 2012

 

Really look good!!

21 May, 2012

 

Wow! What an improvement!! Good luck with your open day :)

21 May, 2012

 

Thank you all very much for your nice comments. Since I returned from France in March, my life has been very hectic and I didn't have much free time, but hopefully although I am still busy with work, I will have more time to socialise on GOY.
Once more thank you all.

21 May, 2012

 

I so love the colour of the stone you have used , its beautiful and complements your wonderful pots and plants...well done Mossy!!....:>)

21 May, 2012

 

Good luck with your open day, everyone will love your garden it has so much imagination, and that wall is just wonderful, you have some beautiful pots, and I am so pleased to see that your tree fern is alive and well, so good to have you back F.

21 May, 2012

 

Genius! Those gorgeous pots with hostas get me everytime.Good Luck Mossy

25 May, 2012

 

I just new it wasn`t going to be any old standard wall and I wasn`t disappointed its a beautiful feature in its own right.

25 May, 2012

 

Thank you again for your nice comments, it was a long journey, but worth doing. For the past four days all my plants including the fern tree have been growing absolutely mad. I just hope the weather continues like these for a while.

25 May, 2012

 

Welcome back, have missed you, the wall, pots and plants look absolutely fabulous, you must be so pleased now it is finished. So look forward to your blogs in the future. Hope this fabulous weather stays with us. You are a genius, so much talent.

26 May, 2012

 

What a spectacular job you've done! It looks so good and the new patio area is just terrific with all those pots. I do so hope your open day goes very well. I just know anyone who visits your garden will be very impressed and I'm sure you'll hear loads of fantastic comments. Enjoy the day.

27 May, 2012

 

Fantastic Mossy, your neighbours are lucky they live next to you.
Do you have a date for the opening of your garden? I would love to come around, maybe message me with some info?

30 May, 2012

 

Thank you all again for the nice comments. It is good to hear from you again Funguy, my garden in Chigwell is open on 17th June and 21st July (hopefully it will not be pouring with rain).

30 May, 2012

 

Good Luck Mossy, not that you will need it as your garden is amazing what-ever the weather. I hope it stays dry though.

10 Jun, 2012

 

I think your garden is fantastic too, even in the rain. But for the 17th i wish you luck. My brother is opening his garden on the 17th!

10 Jun, 2012

 

Oh I do like your wall. It has a lovely mediterranean (spelling)? feel to it, which is possibly not all that surprising. You have made it look very warm and welcoming. I need to soften mine with plants etc, but as it is only just finished, that will take a bit of time - and money LOL
Well done, you have worked wonders. Jx

12 Jun, 2012

 

Once again, thank you all for your very nice comments, it was a long journey for me Jane, but it was worth it and I am sure it is the same for you. The choice of the stone is just right and I know your garden will be beautiful when it is completed.

12 Jun, 2012

 

:) Jx

12 Jun, 2012

 

Mossy let us know how your open garden goes please.....

12 Jun, 2012

 

Fabulous garden Mossy!

13 Jul, 2012

 

How has your garden fared with all the bad weather Mossy? ☂☂☂☂

13 Jul, 2012

 

The area where I live is very exposed and there has been quite a lot of damage, like most of peoples gardens. Because I have been out every morning and evening to do a few bits and pieces of in the garden, trimming etc., it is actually not possible to see any damage. I hope in North Yorkshire you have not been too affected.

13 Jul, 2012

 

Glad to hear not too much damage then. We have had a hell of a lot of rain and some of it, very heavy. Damage on 2 levels, the sheer force of the rain and the ensuing rot, as have had so few dry days for the last 2 months. Lost some plants (mostly annuals) and the blossom on other plants, but those will regenerate either next year or later this year if we get some sun. What an awful summer it's been. Even by British standards. Jx

13 Jul, 2012

 

I am glad the damage here has not been as bad as yours, especially as I have my NGS Open Day soon. I just hope we get some pro-longed sun. Anyway I return to France in a few weeks for the summer and I will be moaning about the heat and sun after a few days I am sure. Fx

14 Jul, 2012

 

Good luck with open day and.......................... don't moan too hard about the heat, just remember you will be coming back to more lovely English weather. lol.

16 Jul, 2012

 

Happy holidays Mossy, enjoy your break.

22 Jul, 2012

 

How could I possibly have missed this blog?
Fabrice, your garden is a beautiful source of inspiration, and if I lived a thousand miles closer, I'd have been there on your NGS open day, come rain or come shine. How did it go?
I was surprised to hear your neighbour put up a fence without consulting you: aren't people strange?

27 Jul, 2012

 

My two NGS Open Days went very well. Everyone who came were very nice and I made some good friends. I will have some more Open Days next year.

29 Jul, 2012

 

Will you let us know well in advance when they are to be, please, Fabrice? I might be able to organise my trips back to the UK so I can come a-visiting.

30 Jul, 2012

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