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CHANGES MADE TO FRONT GARDEN, am I pleased,

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Yes I think I am. I feel it has a more balanced look about it. All I`ve done is make the centre bed a little larger and more of a round. I haven`t disturbed any of the plants as I don`t know what else is in there yet to come, so I shall wait till November time and then re-organize this bed. I`ve put a few more slabs down and built an Arch in front of the front door.

Trellis sides up.

Made the Top part and stained.

Completed project, with Honeysuckle to left and a David Austen Rose ` Mortimer Sackler` to the right, which is said to be very fragrant.

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You have done a lovely job - it all looks so welcoming. The scent from the arch when the plants are in bloom will be beautiful.

28 Apr, 2010

 

Good blog, Stroller, i like the bigger bed .... more room for flowers, i think we can be guilty of being on the cautious side when it comes to beds and borders, i'm enlarging my borders at the moment too !
Your trellis will look great with the 2 climbers on it - no Clematis though ? !
;-)
(i love clematis!)

28 Apr, 2010

 

that looks great Sroller,your garden looks lovely and you have worked hard making your archway, much more satisfying than buying one well done..:o)

28 Apr, 2010

 

Yes Katnip looking forward to the scents.
Louise1, you took the thoughts out of my head, just trying to make my mind up on what clematis to choose to entwine with the rose which is a medium pink.
Much cheaper too Joanella.

28 Apr, 2010

 

Looks very welcoming and homely. Well done!!

28 Apr, 2010

 

Brilliant! Looks really good.

28 Apr, 2010

 

Look lovely Stroller!

28 Apr, 2010

 

Stroller, if the rose is a medium pink you could try a toning shade, so a darker pink or a purple or .... contrast it with a white or a deep red maybe !

28 Apr, 2010

 

gosh you have been busy. glad you think you like it. I know I do :o)

28 Apr, 2010

 

Well done, it looks great Stroller. It seems quite a few of us are enlarging our borders, it can make so much difference. :o)

28 Apr, 2010

 

It looks lovely Stroller.

28 Apr, 2010

 

It really makes a beautiful statement at the front of your home. Bear in mind pruning when you choose a clematis (or two - or three), I find late-flowering ones easiest.

28 Apr, 2010

 

Probably best to go for a late flowering one Wagger as the rose will be over by then so it will prolong the interest.

28 Apr, 2010

 

Your garden looks lovely Stroller and the trellis really sets it off, it will be grand whatever you grow up it..........

28 Apr, 2010

 

Thanks Seaburn, Lab,Mavis and Lincs for your kind comments.

28 Apr, 2010

 

That's looking lovely,trellis is so useful all around the garden. Congratulations are in order for this project, well done. : o )

28 Apr, 2010

 

It looks great and I really like the arch :o))

29 Apr, 2010

 

Looks good plus the arch is great.

29 Apr, 2010

 

Thanks to Megan, Hywel and Clarice, comments much appreciated.

29 Apr, 2010

 

Hello stroller, i think your garden looks great, you have made a lovely job of it, what a joy for people walking past, julien

29 Apr, 2010

 

great job stroller and love the arch to ;o))

29 Apr, 2010

 

Thanks Sandra, and Julien it is nice when I`m in the front garden and people stop and chat and compliment.

29 Apr, 2010

 

looking good stroller lots of interest

29 Apr, 2010

 

Thanks Viv1

30 Apr, 2010

 

The garden looks lovely now and when the arch is covered in the climbers it will be a real eye catcher. Be prepared to spend a lot of time chatting to everyone who stops to look at your handy work.

30 Apr, 2010

 

looks really lovely

1 May, 2010

 

Thankyou for sharing Stroller your garden is beautiful .

1 May, 2010

 

Thank you Homebird, Madaboutgar, and Scotkat your comments are very welcome.

1 May, 2010

 

I love your arch, Stroller, it'll be lovely when it's covered by your climbers. You've inspired me to get my husband to build me one too!!

1 May, 2010

 

Thank you Mandym.

2 May, 2010

 

Looks lovely Stroller, do you think being on this site spurs you on to greater effort as you see so many lovely ideas? It's certainly inspired me:-)

3 May, 2010

 

Yes Bornagain I have given much more thought to the garden since I found this site, and I have received such a lot of support and encouragement. There is so much information out here and it eggs you on to try things out. So I say long may it continue.

11 May, 2010

 

hear hear, if that's how you spell it lol:-)

11 May, 2010

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