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The garden as it is now


Now the garden is ready to plant up. I’ve downloaded a photo in garden pictures. I’ve added a pergola and intend to grow a honeysuckle over it. The garage is now called my garshed. It will also second as a potting shed. I’m really looking forward to planting up the garden this coming year. I intend to widen the borders but this will probably happen next year. Any suggestions for planting will be greatly received. Thanks to every one for all the wonderful messages you have sent me.Happing gardening.

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The garden is looking good. I would suggest putting a mirror behind the pergola, as it is not going anywhere, then it gives the illusion that it is leading somewhere, extending your space.

12 Jan, 2009


You've put a lot of work in, haven't you!

If you are going to widen the borders, I would immediately put curves into that lawn, Rodney. It would make a tremendous difference to the 'look'.

I wondered why you had put that pergola facing that way? You must have had your reasons.

Which direction does your garden face? Obviously, you need to know so that you can plant the borders up suitably. Also, what's the soil like - acid or alkaline?

Sorry for all the questions - if you want suggestions for your 'blank canvas' we need to know the answers.

12 Jan, 2009


When you write youre blog you can include pics. Iv'e just had a look at youre pic, youve got lots of space to play with. It will be interesting to see how it all evolves.

One of my honey suckle Lonicera Japonica 'Mint crisp' is an evergreen so you get colour all year.

Looking forward to seeing the Dahlias return.

One more thing RHS level 2, I'm on lesson 5. Whats the rest like?

12 Jan, 2009


I also have a garshed. They're very handy.

12 Jan, 2009


Look forward to seeing the garden's progress Rodney....Good luck

12 Jan, 2009


yes i agree with Spritz on the curved edges, i have a very long thin garden, which i have added curved beds and trellis to brake it up, i wrote a blog on new years eve, all about how my garden has changed, - i started more or less from scratch 2 years ago, started off with smaller beds around the edges, but if you check this blog out you will see how it has progressed since then.

12 Jan, 2009


Looking forward to seeing your progress Rodney. Have fun.

13 Jan, 2009


great 'blank canvas' , a meandering path down to the shed ? did one around my garden using pressure treated timber and pegs , much easier than stone and cheaper too. have fun ..........steve

13 Jan, 2009

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