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Beneath the trees...


Beneath the trees...

This is the border at the back of the garden, I have tried to change it but Im sure you could help me make it better.



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Why what is wrong with it, looks very nice to me....no houses either lucky you.

12 Apr, 2012

 

yes i do like that, no houses ~ there is a neighbour to the right as you are looking at it.
not really wrong so much as could be better

12 Apr, 2012

 

I thought the same as DD, its so great to be able to enjoy what is the other side of your fence as a backdrop.
I imagine that it will change anyway as some of the shrubs gain height and width to give it a feeling of depth as the fence disappears? Perhaps I would add a bench to sit and enjoy it.

12 Apr, 2012

 

This is so nice like that, I would not change a thing :)))

12 Apr, 2012

 

Nor would I..its lovely! oh maybe a pond?

12 Apr, 2012

 

You are all so complimentary, it doesn't look as good as your garden DD
Yes, true Drc, there are quite a lot of new smallish shrubs which will spread I expect I will have put some in the wrong places too! There is a clematis Montana on the back fence which I hope will spread. There is a seat off to the left where we get a little bit more sun
Thanks michaella
I would love a pond pixi!

12 Apr, 2012

 

DO it then! Its not that hard I made mine nearly all by myself! :)

12 Apr, 2012

 

Sticki it is a different kind of garden to ours, I would love to have a background like yours.....if only!!

12 Apr, 2012

 

I do love the background DD, one thing about this garden is you can see it all at once, it would be nice to create some sort of surprise somewhere?

I'm planning and thinking pixi!

12 Apr, 2012

 

(Sorry, Sticki, I've just seen it!) I knew it would be lovely. The trees are a great backdrop and there is a great selection of plants there, with pinpricks of red from the Pieris and tulips. I have a friend who says you must have points of red in a garden to draw the eye in, and that's what you've done. Your pots look well there, too, sitting amongst the rocks.
Thanks for putting this on, Sticki.

12 Apr, 2012

 

You are welcome oji, I can't help liking red but in this garden, particularly when it's shady under the leafy trees White and yellow flowers or leaves work best.

12 Apr, 2012

 

i love ponds, going to put a pic on of mine maybe later, they seem to finish a garden, and add a new dimension for wildlife and birds.... your border looks fine Sticki...

12 Apr, 2012

 

Would like to see your pond SL

12 Apr, 2012

 

ok i'll put a piccy on tomorrow :-) i only have a night shot, i'll stick that on..

12 Apr, 2012

 

I see you are doing what I am trying to do, slowly but surely - to get the boundary fence to merge with the trees and the view behind so that the fence 'disappears'. My fences are 6 ft high, unfortunately, so you will get there quicker than me! Mind you, we need 6ft fences here.
Like you, I'm lucky enough not to have neighbours at the back and I have total privacy there. I really like that, as you do.

12 Apr, 2012

 

The land behind is open to the public, belongs to the council, but no one seems to walk in that bit.

12 Apr, 2012

 

That is a picture, no need for further changes at all!

12 Apr, 2012

 

Good! Hey maybe you need a clay gardener! lol

13 Apr, 2012

 

I agree with everyone it looks lovely as it is, but I think I know what you mean, you yourself get used to looking at the garden and want to see something different or a different perspective, I am a little like this myself. Maybe a pathway with arches towards the woodland side would give it a different look, or a pathway at an angle meeting up with the woodland border and a garden seat with an arch. Just stepping stones across the grass leading the eye to the border or at the back of the border towards your wooden fence arches for roses to clamber up would give it more height, or trellis intermittently along that fence would do the trick for more height, there you go when I get going I can spend anybody's money. lol. You do not really need to do anything, the only thing I think about a pond, (I made the big mistake) you do not need it near trees as it gets all the debris in autumn landing in the water and causing a mess. I love it how it is after saying all that. Lots of lovely colour. Hope this helps your thought processes lol. or maybe too much thought. lol.

13 Apr, 2012

 

It's nice to see a pic of your garden Sticki, I think it looks lovely.

13 Apr, 2012

 

thank you wildrose
i would be scared pixi, its very dark here ~ no streetlights, i would think someone was in the garden!! maybe a cairn like we talked about on stevietheterrible's blog??
OO ~ i like that idea ~ the stepping stones might work really well. you probably cant see from the photo but there are paths within that flower bed. i love the idea of arches on the fence ~ it wouldnt block the view either, what could i grow on them that wouldnt mind the shade?? once the leaves are on the oaks its really quite shady.
thank you annella ~ got any ideas to make it better ~ you are really good at that.

13 Apr, 2012

 

It looks pretty perfect to me, Sticki, but we are never satisfied, are we? What kind of trees are they?

13 Apr, 2012

 

Sticki - There are some roses which do not mind shade, some clematis, variegated ivy, honeysuckle. Rose golden showers likes a bit of shade apparently, try some of the Rose growers websites and see if they list shade loving climbing roses. I am no expert on buying for selected areas, I tend to try and hope and keep my fingers crossed to see if things like where I put them. lol. Probably NOT how it should be done. lol.

13 Apr, 2012

 

ps sticki from the other photograph it does look like it gets sunshine, which way does it face.

13 Apr, 2012

 

oaks gattina but behind them are holly and silver birch

i shall have to do some research OO!!

it faces west but the trees [when in leaf] a fir tree two doors along and the house, plus the fact its on a hill mean that there isnt that much sun on there in summer, much more in spring

13 Apr, 2012

 

what's wrong with it, it looks very nice to me,

13 Apr, 2012

 

just would like it to look better!!

13 Apr, 2012

 

Thanks snoop dog, I like that too, last year I made paths through it as it was difficult to get to all the plants, there were a few stepping stones but they are hard to balance on sometimes.

15 Apr, 2012

 

I like it as it is. As the shrubs and plants mature and reach a good height it will be great with the trees in the background.

15 Apr, 2012

 

perhaps im too impatient and never totally satisfied with something i have done??!!!
i do like it though.

15 Apr, 2012

 

I think it's great the way it is!

15 Apr, 2012

 

You're obviously one of those darned perfectionists......Stop it at once!!!!!!

15 Apr, 2012

 

moi????

15 Apr, 2012

 

Sorry must have missed this one Sticki......This bank must be so interesting to look at over the months as each shrub grows a little more.As they increase in size they will make a great natural feature.

15 Apr, 2012

 

thanks meadowland, march/april/may is the best time for this garden but it is interesting to see everything changing, i love autumn too!!

15 Apr, 2012

 

Autumn and Spring are my favourites!Do you have any unusual plants there?

15 Apr, 2012

 

um, erythronium was new to me last year but is doing well; not sure there are any very unusual ones, pierris that i love; hostas i also love; i have a skimmia which has red and white flowers!!!
a dogwood which im hoping will have those lovely white bracts on this year? a sumach, lots but not very unusual.

15 Apr, 2012

 

Oh, it's lovely as it is.

17 Apr, 2012

 

oh, thank you wannabe, i need to get out there and do some more work on it, suddenly its very busy and lots to do!!! got some nice plants to put in and seeds sown [but not coming up yet]

17 Apr, 2012

 

That fence is a perfect backdrop for all those plants.

25 Apr, 2012

 

thank you RK, we didnt want something solid. but i did have to put some wire along the bottom ~ there was a dog that used to come into the garden and gallop round it!!

25 Apr, 2012

 

I guess a dog is always better than deer or rabbits. Dogs can still be pretty destructive though!

26 Apr, 2012

 

yes and it terrified my cat [she was a kitten then] so out it had to stay!!!

i have seen a muntjac deer looking through the window once!!

i like dogs though

26 Apr, 2012



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