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Just a few not-very-good photos to show some (slow!) progress in our new garden.

Lots of bare earth; will soon be getting some plants in.

waiting for a home . . .

Acer Osakazuki . . . recommended by Sam, our landscaper, who said he puts one in every garden he builds. Brilliant autumn colour apparently :)


Exochorda The Bride, bonsai almost flowering!

Acer ‘orange dream’

These pots from our old garden are all in a jumble, but will find their new spot soon.
Hope you’re all enjoying this glorious weather :)

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I find Osakazuki a bit of a disappointment here. I think its just too windy. But I’m persevering with it in the hope that it will gain in strength! Orange dream is lovely! I bet you can’t wait to get all those lovely plants in. I’ve had to remove three Escallonias today...casualties of the winter winds. I’m having to find tougher plants all the time since we moved here. Oh well. Your garden on the other hand, looks warm, sheltered and well protected. :)

22 Apr, 2018

 

You're right Karen, we're lucky that our new garden is pretty sheltered, and yes, it will be great to get planting soon. We just need to improve the soil a little! I do have three or four other Acers - just have to decide whether to keep them in their pots or plant them in the soil. (I've added masses of ericaceous compost to the ones planted so far.) Sorry you're having to deal with cold winds, but you're obviously on the case!

22 Apr, 2018

 

Your grass looks a dream. It will set your plants off a treat.

22 Apr, 2018

 

Thanks Siris - it will. It had its first cut yesterday and seems to have rooted very quickly:)

22 Apr, 2018

 

Really, really love everything about it.

22 Apr, 2018

 

You’re very kind Chris, thank you.

23 Apr, 2018

 

What a joy it must be just to sit with coffee and a good read - maybe have a couple friends over.

23 Apr, 2018

 

Lovely comment Paul, and it's exactly that. A few friends even came yesterday, and there'll be more soon . . . they're interested in seeing the result :)

23 Apr, 2018

 

I wish I was one of them lol!

23 Apr, 2018

 

Maybe it's time you crossed the Atlantic again?!

23 Apr, 2018

 

Sheila, that is looking wonderful, even without the planting! A lovely design ... not long before you can get your plants in ... :o)

23 Apr, 2018

 

Thanks Shirley! My gardener/friend will be here Friday, ready for a good spell of planting. I do hope it won’t rain too much as she’s then away in Greece for two weeks . . . somehow OH and I will manage . . .

23 Apr, 2018

 

It all looks so neat and perfect. A great project.

23 Apr, 2018

 

Oh Sheila, isn't everything coming together? You must be so please.

23 Apr, 2018

 

.... and it all looks so lovely and tidy. Acers come into their own In Autumn and they really do add a splash of colour. We are fortunate that we live near a big Acer Nursery that supplies wholesalers but also sells to the occasional purchaser.

Will check with OH is we have "yours". They make great Bonsais.

23 Apr, 2018

 

Many thanks Linda. Yes, Julia, we are delighted with the 'look'. You're right Eirlys, thank you, I do love Acers (think I have seven!).

23 Apr, 2018

 

All I can say is WOW!!! it is beautiful. Can't wait to see the next instalment 😀

23 Apr, 2018

 

Thank you Jen!

24 Apr, 2018

 

Garden looking neat, Sheila ... great progress ! x

24 Apr, 2018

 

Thanks Terra . . . just looking forward to getting some colour in the beds :)

24 Apr, 2018

 

You've managed to design a great garden,Sheila! It looks pretty impressive even though there are still a lot of plants to go in. Congratulations! 👍😄

24 Apr, 2018

 

Thank you Balcony - not my design though! I wanted to tap the imagination of a professional, and he listened to my thoughts about having a relaxing, informal atmosphere that I could meander around in. I shall invite him back to see it in a few weeks time . . .

24 Apr, 2018

 

Even though it may not be your, personal, design there will be lots of you in it!

25 Apr, 2018

 

True - that's a nice thing to say B :))

26 Apr, 2018

 

Its really coming alive now the lawns are down and when the plantings in its going to be a WOW !!!.

27 Apr, 2018

 

Thanks Phyl!

27 Apr, 2018

 

Wow it's lovely, happy planting :-))

19 May, 2018

 

Thank you!

19 May, 2018

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