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8 days to our open day....

sandra

By sandra

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we have spent the last two weeks running around our garden getting it ready for our open day. with one week to go i’m realy pleased with the progress.with everyone home for half term it was hectic but all family and friends that visited lent a hand. tonight i took some pics. i’ve chosen the best bit obviously. we still have a few eyesores to deal with but now the grass is cut it all looks so much better.

my new tyre circle toolk a battering but is doing well in some places

as you can see i like my hedges and edges

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these are my fedges. the wiegela and the budlia globosa are weaved into themselves to help them stay upright.

the path is made from bricks from an old house in the village.

i hope u enjoyed the tour…;-))

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That was a fantastic tour - it looks like a huge garden to care for. Those hedges and mass plantings are fantastic - love the spot where the garden bench is. The garden beds along the path look lovely - beautiful tree ferns! You've done a terrific job. I'm sure the open day will be a big success.

5 Jun, 2009

 

thanks Bernieh
our garden is huge, its one and a half acres. i love clipping the hedges...it took years for them to grow into proper hedges its one of the jobs i love to do. it has been very hot here but as its cooler today im off stinging nettle pulling....
still lots more to do .....thanks....

5 Jun, 2009

 

Lovely little corners and nooks. Great job done and good luck with the open day.

5 Jun, 2009

 

Thanks for the tour. Those hedges must take some triming?
I like what you have done with the planting in the tyres. I would like to see a bigger picture of the tyre circle.
Love your path.
Good luck for the big day.

5 Jun, 2009

 

Looks Fab Sandra i cant say which was my fav area as it all looked so wonderful :) Hope u have a great open day :)

5 Jun, 2009

 

thanks Jacue....lots more to do yet but its comming together...;-))

5 Jun, 2009

 

Im sure uv nothing to worry abourt Sandra as what uv done so far looks fab :) Have u got any pics of that Cerment Bench u made? :)

5 Jun, 2009

 

thanks Trees, the tyre circle is on my list for sortting out. i planted loads of succulents on the one side and lost loads in the winter. i hope to sort it out this weekend...

5 Jun, 2009

 

Jacue the bench is not going to be finished fhe open day as or ttime is running out..;-(( but i hope to do a little more to it before the day...its now going to include the frame from our kids old trampoline....

5 Jun, 2009

 

Now thats got my mind thinking how its going to look Sandra?Sorry it wont be ready in time :( All the same there so much other lovely stuff to look @ :)

5 Jun, 2009

 

a garden no matter what size is never finished......

5 Jun, 2009

 

beautiful garden Sandra, i love the old brick path

5 Jun, 2009

 

thanks Irish its a bit uneven....but i like it ;-))

5 Jun, 2009

 

All looking really wonderful, Sandra.
Well done :o)

5 Jun, 2009

 

Good luck Sandra hope all goes well for you, it should as your garden looks lovely.

5 Jun, 2009

 

thanks TT and Clarice...

5 Jun, 2009

 

It all looks beautiful Sandra....well done! Hope the day goes well, i'm sure it will do let us know won't you?

5 Jun, 2009

 

thanks Sewingkilla i will take some photos on the day....

5 Jun, 2009

 

Hi you have done well, it is looking good. Hope your opening is successful, you have got plenty for people to see!

5 Jun, 2009

 

Oooh Sandra your garden is great. Hope your open day goes well for you. If only I were nearer....
By the way, ages ago you gave me some advice on my Aeonium, about chopping off the rosettes as they were getting too tall. I took my time but eventually did it a couple of months ago! The mother plant looks very healthy and so do the 4 cuttings! So thank you!!

5 Jun, 2009

 

thanks Marge.
we have great excitement in the area as they are filming the new russel crow film robin hood at our local beach. we are hopeing to pick up some trade from the hoards of people comming to see.

hi Pottygardener
i'm so glad the cuttings worked.....i've got loads rooting now, i think they like this hotweather.

6 Jun, 2009

 

You have such a wonderful garden full of interest shape and colour, do hope you have a good day for the opening. I am sure everyone will be delighted with it.

6 Jun, 2009

 

Love your garden Sandra, hills in the background and near a beach,heaven. I'm not sure about all that hedge cutting though.during my gardening career I've cut hundreds of them and I've come to loathe hedge trimming! Beautiful Crinodendron and the tyre circle is brilliant idea.

7 Jun, 2009

 

thanks DD and Rob its the final count down now 6 days left....
i'm amazed at the amount of flower on the crinodendron this year.
as for the hedge cutting all my hedges came from cutting from friends and niegbours. its taken them a few years to become real hedges. i like to sculpt them....no doubt when i've cut them as much as ou have Rob then the novalty will wear off...;-))

7 Jun, 2009

 

Nice blog, lovely garden Sandra. I can sympathise with you on the rushing around getting everything ready. And you never seem to get everything done, or at the last moment something goes wrong which takes all your time up. I hope nothing like this happens for you. At least, with the open day, you have a definite target day to be raedy for. WQhen I used to enter our local 'In Bloom' competition (which I know we've spoken about before) it was frustrating not knowing when the judges were coming and invariably I'd be out and get told by my neighbours they'd been. They always say the judging will take place in first two (whole) weeks of July, but one year they didn't come till 2nd August when we were away! It's a relief this year that I decided not to enter! Good luck with your day, I'm sure it will go brilliantly and raise lots for your charity!

7 Jun, 2009

 

Have yo ever grown potatoes in tyres Sandra??? I saw the idea somewhere, and what i liked best about it was you can add tyres when time to earth up and take tyres away to check progress before harvesting!

7 Jun, 2009

 

thanks for your comments Paul. and no i havent grown spuds in tyres. but i have seen some my friend did. she got loads of potatoes...

7 Jun, 2009

 

Many Thanks for the tour, Sandra. Your garden is looking fabulous, and I love all the personal touches and features. Wishing you all the best for Saturday. :-)

8 Jun, 2009

 

thanks David. i'm having lunch. we are cutting all the grass agin today.its starting to come together.

8 Jun, 2009

 

Thanks for the tour Sandra. Maybe I'll be able to visit in person next yr.

11 Jun, 2009

 

Good luck for your open day! Thank you for the lovely pics.

11 Jun, 2009

 

that would be nice Hywel.thanks Jan

11 Jun, 2009

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