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Six months on...the turf seat


Six months on...the turf seat

I am really pleased with the way the plants on the back of the turf seat (ferns and other shade loving plants) have filled out.



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very nice Karen :-)

8 Oct, 2012

 

Looking lovely. That time has really flown by :o)

8 Oct, 2012

 

that looks really good I do hope next year brings sunshine and lots of lovely weather to sit out and enjoy. We had a great weekend the weather was gorgeous got loads and loads done outside, my back aches now. lol.
ps that grass has greened up and looks so good. Bonus from rain eh!!

8 Oct, 2012

 

Such a good idea Karen! Would you like a chamomile cutting to put on the seat!!?

8 Oct, 2012

 

great karen, maybe i should cover my mound of rooted earth with grass seed to look like this lol :o))

8 Oct, 2012

 

Looking great Karen..:>)

8 Oct, 2012

 

Love it Karen! it blends in so well in the border and looks very inviting too;0)

8 Oct, 2012

 

Thanks everyone. Lulu, you are so kind and I hate to refuse, but tbh I cannot stand the smell of Chamomile.....weird I know, but there it is! :) I do have some lavender near the turf seat, which I love :)

8 Oct, 2012

 

San, yes, go for it! :)

8 Oct, 2012

 

LoL, I don't like drinking it but have got used to the smell.
This is going to be my next project....Do you have to take the scissors to it?

8 Oct, 2012

 

I can't tell a lie....yes, just to get the bit right at the lumbar part where your back goes...but the rest is done with hand shears. :)

8 Oct, 2012

 

It looks so mature already. Such a good idea you had....

8 Oct, 2012

 

I think the idea started forming somewhere at the back of my 'reptile' brain when I was in Chelsea the year that Prince Charles did a garden with turf landscaping in it...and I think, if I remember rightly, it had a lot of wildflowers too!

8 Oct, 2012

 

Six months, cannot believe it, has turned out really well, a big pat on the back is called for I think!!

11 Oct, 2012

 

Did you blog the making of the turf seat?!!! Am still thinking of having a go!

11 Oct, 2012

 

This is the blog Lulu;
http://www.growsonyou.com/karensusan63/blog/19476-my-diary-of-the-wildlife-pond-and-hobbit-hill-house

Not a great deal of detail about the making of the turf seat, but that's because I basically just made it up as I went along. Started with a square-ish pile of turves for the seat, then raked soil up around this for the sides and back, packed it down with the back of the rake, and laid the rest of the turves on top of that. The fact that I used a pile of turves for the seat gave it some stability. The back and sides didn't need to be as strong as they didn't take my weight on them ...at least not to begin with, although now I can happily stand on them to prune or gain access to the pond. It turned out well and I didn't need to correct anything, so all in all, I am very pleased with the finished 'hillock'! :)

11 Oct, 2012

 

Ah Thank you Karen! That's what I was thinking, sort of making it up as I go along!
If the weather keeps on as wet, it will be known as 'the soggy seat'!

12 Oct, 2012

 

lol...too true!

12 Oct, 2012

 

Lovely area, Karen. Well done :o)

12 Oct, 2012

 

:) Thanks!

12 Oct, 2012

 

Looking at this has given me a couple of ideas for my new garden Karen.

14 Oct, 2012

 

That's great to hear Treetop....looking forward to seeing your new ideas come to fruition!

14 Oct, 2012



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